This essay will explore the possibilities and implications of the simulation hypothesis using The Sims 4 as a reference. It will firstly address the issue of whether or not the Sims are actually part of a computer simulation, and if so, what type of simulation it may be. Would a particularly bright Sim be able to prove that she was in a simulation? And what would it mean for the player and the game if that proof was uncovered? It stands to reason that for a Sim to be aware of the simulated nature of their existence, they must be capable of thought. Does this also mean your Sims could be conscious beings? Are Sims self-aware? This train of thought opens up big-picture questions in regards to our own reality. If the Sims are all part of a computer simulation controlled by us, the player, how do we know that we ourselves aren’t also part of a computer simulation? If so, what kind of simulation would we belong to? What would be the reason for that simulation to exist? Although there are a multitude of possible answers, the simplest could be found in considering our reasons for playing The Sims in the first place. It’s also important to consider the religious implications of running simulation games like The Sims. What is our relationship with the Sims that we control? We created them, we built the world that they inhabit, and if we desire we can make them do whatever we want. We have complete omniscience over their world, being able to observe any space at any time. We can end their lives at a whim. Therefore, when playing The Sims, are we like god? The final point of this essay will consider The Sims in relation to Plato’s allegory of the cave, which will be explained further on. The allegory links The Sims to a number of science fiction texts that deal with simulation, most notably The Matrix, and provides some insight into how different types of simulation might function.
It is the year 20xx. All is peaceful in the video game world. Sony and Microsoft have put their weapons aside and Nintendo has exported itself to all other lands. The Universe is at peace... then everything changed when the Canadianators attacked.
Under the leadership of the mysterious Lord Dona'tor who had claimed the power of The Magic Lamp, the Canadianators slowly began to sweep across the lands to take over Sony World, Microsoft World, and finally Nintendo World. In a last ditch effort, young Emile Chugga A. Conroy has been sent back in time to before Lord Dona'tor would rise to power. His objective, to find a weakness or the Lamp to prevent the awful future from ever happening, to save the Universe.
Along his journey, Chugga will face new friends, new enemies, new obstacles, and the ever approaching assassin known as Canadiator who has been sent by Lord Dona'tor to stop Chugga. It's a race against time where only one can win. Should the Dona'tor of the past get the Lamp, it could be too late to stop the horrible Video Game Apocalypse of the future!!
~Watch Dogs 2~
Yes, investigative journalist Riley Clarke had heard of DedSec. Who hasn't? The rogue hacker group had been making headlines for weeks now. But what others considered a potential threat, Riley saw as the resources she'd need to bring down big corporations like Blume. Of course this job came with risks, but joining up with DedSec may be more than she ever bargained for...Wrench x OC
(A Borderlands fanfic exploring the origins of Zer0)
Hyperion orders for a new invention to help their soldiers in battle. However, their bright scientist, Dr. Clay, has better ideas for the super company. He sets out to make the perfect assassin, but will his thirst for recognition in Hyperion be his downfall?
'Infected' - A Resident Evil (Game and Movie timeline) OC fan fiction'The day seemed average, boring even ... And then chaos broke loose , changing my life forever ."Shiloh never believed in zombies , they were just a work of science fiction - comic books and movies - but never reality . That all changed when a normal school day in Raccoon City turned into a fight for her life - zombies included at no extra charge .Join Shiloh on her mission to survive. She'll learn secrets of her past and future , life lessons never taught to teens in past generations , and pain much greater than she could ever imagine .