GAME/SHOW: Is The Sims the Ultimate Reality TV Show?


Is Sims the ultimate reality TV show? The people at PBS-funded webseries, GAME/SHOW discusses this topic in their latest episode.

People love The Sims, which is why it’s the best selling PC game of all time. The Sims allows people to watch their Sim characters go through their simulated daily lives– eating, sleeping, socializing, etc. Sounds a lot like reality TV, right? Both have manufactured drama, and satisfy our desire to eavesdrop on other’s lives.

In August of 2013, PBS kicked off a brand new weekly web series called GAME/SHOW, hosted by gamer and reporter Jamin Warren. The show provides relevant commentary on the current state of the video game industry in the same style as other PBS-funded web series such as Idea Channel.

You can follow GAME/SHOW on Twitter at @pbsgameshow or on Facebook. If you have suggestions, ideas or feedback about the program, send them to [email protected].

Check out Game/Show’s take on the Sims and reality TV right here:

Photo by Helga Weber.

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