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The Game-Changing History of The Sims

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The history of The Sims reveals a revolutionary game that was doubted time and again. People called it "the toilet game," and it might not have taken off so quickly without a pivotal kiss.

The Sims took the mundane activities of life and turned them into an addictive experience that changed gaming forever.

Erin breaks down the history of The Sims in this episode of Throwback, from SimAnt to SimCity and everything in between.

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Franck Bernard Woodbridge
Klaus Oberheim & Dave Odyssey
Clarke Nicholas & Marius De La Mer
Jason Bauer
Loic Farrouk Ghanem
David Habermehl
Nicolas Boscovic & Tom Hillock

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“Sims” (Dan R. Krauss)
“Sims4” (Juergen Scahwarz)
“Sims people” (Frazer Harrison)“Sims box” (David Silverman)
“Sims scenes” (David McNew)
“SimCity” (Kevork Djansezian)
“Mars colony” (Sylphe_7)
“Fire” (mack2happy)“Robot” (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez)
“Gamers” (Chung Sung-Jun)
“Doll house” (PeopleImages)
“VO” (Nicola Katie)
“Perry” (Imeh Akpanudosen)
“Black Eyed Peas” (Dimitrios Kambouris)

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“SimCity disk’ (Dulamas)
“SimCity 2000” (Zeartul)
“LSU” (nowhereman86)
“La. Tech” (Stirlingrb )
“The New School” (Beyond My Ken)
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“EA Pride” (InSapphoWeTrust)

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“Commodore 64” (Bill Bertram)

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“Sims Logo” (Urielplumb)
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