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Katy Perry is getting her own 'Sims' game

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Ready to enter pop star mode? Electronic Arts announced Tuesday that the company is collaborating with People's Choice Award winner Katy Perry on a series of games that will feature the singer within the "Sims" franchise, including a collector's edition of the upcoming "The Sims 3: Showtime" (out in March). "I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I'm a Sim," Perry said in a statement. What a character!

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The Guardian notes that the Grammy nominee is working with the Sims Studio to create accessories, clothing, hairstyles, furniture and props for the games that "celebrate the imagination that she brings to her performances, music videos and life."
 
Steve Schnur, worldwide executive of music for Electronic Arts, said in a statement, "Today marks the start of the most integrated and exciting collaboration with any artist in the history of The Sims. No performer could better represent the humour and fun of The Sims brand."
 
Hmmm. Katy Perry as a Sim — will it be creepy or genius? Fingers crossed for the best possible combo of both!

Now, let's watch video game fan Katy's previous Electronic Arts collaboration: "Hot N Cold" sung in Simlish, for "The Sims 2":

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10Comments
Feb 8, 2012 8:20AM
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A lot of teen and pre teen girls are going to buy this, as well as "Simmers" already out there. Hey, the Sims knowing how to market here. Nothing wrong with that.

 

I don't do the game (Did Sim City, back in the day on a Mac LC II) but there are worse games someone could make, and probably the gals and others will love singing along, doing tours around the virtual world and stuff. Good luck to her and the Sims' makers.  

Jan 25, 2012 7:29AM
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What, is her Sim going to be busy kissing girls and liking it?
Jan 19, 2012 4:17PM
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Would only be bought by nerds with crushes on her: make their own character and "woohoo" with Katy
Jan 18, 2012 3:41PM
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The difference between Katy Perry and a Sim? One is a synthetic construct with no actual talent that was programmed with popularity of the nanosecond and put in a superficially cute package by a company to market, and one is a computer program.

 

Jan 18, 2012 3:24PM
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I liked her better as Russell Brand's wife. Kept both of them a little more quiet, and off the streets. Hey, at least she's not Snooki, I'll give her that. Sim her up.
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