I get the Sims. I get that it’s popular, and that it can be fun to build a whole simulated life from cradle to grave. Or, it can be fun to play unreasonably unmerciful god and find innovative new ways to kill off your creations, if you’re into that kind of thing. That’s cool.
But shelling out real world money so your Sims can wear digital versions of real world clothing? I don’t know. I’m just not sure I can get on board with this. On the heels off their new line of headphones, the Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Pack brings fashions from Diesel and youth-directed offshoot 55DSL into the digital world of the Sims. The clothing will be Sim versions of real fashions from the brands’ 2012 spring/summer collections, which are described as industrial-chic.
There will also be real-world crossovers, as Sims-inspired clothing will be hitting Diesel stores in August, in the form of two T-shirts and a tank top for women.
I guess I don’t get the point of real-world fashions in the Sims. Sure, if you go out and buy some Diesel clothes for yourself, that could be a way to express your personality to those around you, or show some kind of status. The Sims, however, is a single player game. There’s no one to communicate anything to, outside of Sims looking cool to other Sims. If that’s worth $19.99 to you, you can grab the content pack online via Origin or in stores next month.