The Sims 3: World Adventures was my favourite expansion pack that was ever made for The Sims.
I loved the adventuring, the mystery, the hunting and the tomb raiding. So when I heard that The Sims developers were making a game pack for TS4 that incorporated these similarities with TS3 World Adventures, I was over the moon.
Ever since I began to work in the gaming industry I heard people swear by Plantronics’ Rig series for gaming headsets and I never knew why until I used a pair myself. People were right – the Plantronics range are beyond incredible.
The first consoles I remember having was the Super Nintendo and a Gameboy which belonged to my parents. And the first few games I recall having and playing were Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the Gameboy and Super Mario All Stars on Super Nintendo. I used to watch my mum play through these games (especially Super Mario Bros 3 – my favourite) and see how good she was at them. I always wanted a turn but she would tell me “No, I am playing. Just watch me” and I’d sit there in awe. I wanted to be just as good as mum was. In fact, I wanted to be better. And coincidentally, as the years went on, platform games became my specialty.
Whenever I get hooked on a video game I feel emotion inside of me that I’ve never felt before.
RIME made me feel so much emotion. I felt happy, sad, angry, scared, devastated, and relieved. I didn’t know why I was feeling these things until I realised that the 5 stages in RIME are named after the Kugler-Ross model of the “5 Stages of Grief” – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.