The Kiss That Saved The Sims

Friday, July 18, 2014


The Sims is one of the most popular video games of all time. But the game came very close to never being released. Bob talks with journalist Simon Parkin about how an unplanned kiss between two Sims characters at a gamer conference created enough buzz to launch the game. Parkin wrote about the kiss on the New Yorker's Elements blog. 


Simon Parkin

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Bob Garfield

Comments [3]


Here is the address to Simon Parkin's article about the kiss:

Jul. 19 2014 09:35 AM

I care about video games and I was a regular listener of "On the Media" and other non-commercial radio programs before hearing its segment about the Sims games.

By the way, I did not like the way the word "gamer" was used in the segment since it could apply to any person playing a game and not just people playing video games. If I were hosting the segment, I would have not used the word at all since almost anyone could play video games.

Jul. 19 2014 08:11 AM
Douglas from El Paso

What evidence do you have that public radio audiences care about video games or that gamers listen to public radio?

Jul. 18 2014 11:15 PM

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