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Unformatted text preview: Ron Walters 5/5/08 Ruben Casas Summary Reaction After reading Chuck Klosterman’s essay entitled “Billy Sim”, I learned a lot both about the game and myself. His thesis states “The Sims is an escapist vehicle for people who want to escape to where they already are, which is why I thought this game was made precisely for me.” Having played this game as well, I can very easily relate to what he says in the fact that it’s a good escape from the real world in order to “control” your own fake world. He supports his thesis by saying that in the game, you are not only allowed to create and customize your own character and living situation, but also have control over who your friends/lovers are, and what your career will be. With these claims, he connects them to real life by saying how you have to wake up early to be ready in time for work, anticipate when you will need to eat and go to the bathroom, and many of the other life essentials that we do every day, but don’t put any...
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- Spring '08
- Reality, real world, The Sims, CHUCK KLOSTERMAN, Billy Sim, nay sayer