The Thrill x The Sims 3


Several weeks ago, co-Editor-in-Chief Spencer Kaye came to me and asked me to play the Sims for him. Specifically, he wanted me to make an avatar of each Thrill editor, place them in a house together, and see what they got up to. Other than writing for a blog, making videos of ourselves, and sending self-important text messages to each other, watching cartoon versions of ourselves is what really gets our egos going. I couldn’t help but feel my entire life had been leading up to this moment. I LOVE the Sims. I spent far more time with my Sims than with other people when I was a kid.

Turns out, the Sims 3 has all these awesome customizable features, so I was especially excited to sit down and attempt to Sim-ify my co-bloggers. Several crises arose: The registration code wouldn’t work, the saved games are computer specific, so I lost all my progress, and there is no option to give a Sim braces. But despite all this, I am happy to present to you the Thrill Family. Because you know what’s more fun playing The Sims? Watching someone play The Sims. 

(Traits were randomized)

Emma Specter loves her red hoodie! Also this may be the most accurate face of the bunch, which does not bode well.


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Spencer Kaye and I won’t be getting along in this virtual world, I can already tell from his personality. I’d also like to note Spencer requested a double-breasted suit with a red tie for his Sim’s formal outfit, since it looks most like his DKE gear.


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Kate Lindsay is a teenage Sim to more accurately portray the height disparity. Thus, she has only four personality traits instead of five (Ed. Note: Does this strike anyone as odd?)


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Olivia Grabar Sage looks absolutely nothing like this Sim.

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Izzy Sanderson has red glasses, so that helps this Sim to look more like her.

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Sarah Cohen-Smith does not have hair this long (yet), but they really limit your choices on some features! Also there was no way to make this Sim any taller than the others. Also, I know these traits are clearly the best selection of the bunch, but I swear it was random!

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Now, I was going to put us all in a house, decorate it, have us start some fun memories as roommates (Thrill themed housing, anyone?) but alas, midterms crept up on all of us, didn’t they? Well, I know how I’m spending my spring break, and it’s with the goon squad above.

Got any tips for a recovering Sims addict back off the wagon? Let us know below!

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