I remember the first time I played The Sims when I was twelve. I had played a little of simcity, and I was talking to my dad about it while we driving home one day. He was telling me he had some other sim games, but the one I was very interested was The Sims. He wouldn't let me play them though for a while, just to give me something to look forward to or something like that. But I was so interested that the next day while he was at work I went through all the cds in the office, found it, and started playing it anyways. He wasn't too happy when he found out, but it was too late; I was already addicted.