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I pierced my face and banged a robot in The Sims 4 Discover University

I pierced my face and banged a robot in The Sims 4 Discover University

I pierced my face and banged a robot in The Sims 4 Discover University


Sims 4 Discover University doesn’t mirror my college experience exactly, but it mirrors the college experience in hilarious and depressing ways. Before heading to college, my sim had to get a second, part-time job because she couldn’t afford the 75 Simoleons application fee; Insurance didn’t pay her enough money to replace her oven after a house fire nearly destroyed her kitchen, and she was already broke from spending money on a study desk and laptop.

My girl had some big academic ambitions though, so I got enough money for her to apply to college. I also made her study computer, videogame, and other scientific-related skills so she could apply to as many scholarships as possible. I ended up applying to three: a low-income scholarship, an esports scholarship, and a residency grant. I got all of them, which gave me a free-ride to college. Tuition and room and board 100 percent covered. No crippling student loan debt.

Okay, so that’s the complete opposite of my college experience, but that’s the point of the Sims 4 Discover University; it’s one part real college experience and one part fantasy. Going to college today is different than five or ten years ago, The Sims general manager Lyndsay Pearson tells me. Discover University was designed to reflect those changes. “It felt like this was a good time to go back through your sim’s life and say hey, this is an important state that a lot of people go through, so let’s do that. Let’s go all in on that.”

University of Britechester quad.

University of Britechester quad.

(Image credit: Maxis/EA)

And, oh man, did they go all in on that. I mean, you can give your sims facial piercings now, something that defined part of my own college experience. (Sorry, mom.)


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