Cory Doctorow: Here’s a great account of a The Sims player who put her little people in a little box, removed the doors and windows, and tortured them into incontinence, then death.

I start out by creating a random couple. I build them a little room, seen below, with a door. One they’ve both walked in to check their “home” out, I get rid of the door. As you can see, the room contains the following:

* A ghetto chair

* A fireplace

* A clown painting

Because there’s only one chair, directly opposite the clown painting, which Mr. Victim immediately takes, Mrs. Victim quickly becomes annoyed. They have no light, no bathroom, and no food source.

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