You Can Now Take And Sell Drugs In The Sims!
It used to be that the worst thing you could do to your Sims was trap them in a swimming pool, but the power of mods has consigned that ol' chestnut to irrelevance. After all, why lock your Sims in a physical prison for mere hours when you can turn them into lifelong prisoners of their own addictions?
"Basemental" is a mod for The Sims 4 that allows your Sim to indulge themselves with cocaine, shrooms, amphetamines, weed, MDMA, ayahuasca, or even booze, all of which combined are almost as addictive as The Sims. In an interview with Kotaku, the creator explained that they were inspired after ... no, not getting high, but seeing other half-assed mods that added drugs as nothing but house decorations and didn't allow players to partake as Tony Montana intended.
itsmeTroi/YouTubeNailed that "Which drug do I do next?" face.
In order to unlock the drugs, players have to either create a Sim with a newfound "Drug Dealer" skill and install them in the neighborhood, or go the lazy stoner route and make your Sim buy them from dodgy websites. Once they've got the drugs, your Sims will use them automatically as and whenever they want, mom. And yes, just to push home the message that drugs aren't all cool, your Sims suffer from maladies such as hangovers, come-downs, withdrawal symptoms, and overdoses of both the fatal and nonfatal variety. Your Sims can also experience the thrilling life of a dope dealer themselves, complete with annoying customers calling them at all times or getting busted by the Five-O.
We don't know what this says about our need to escape inside an already-existing method of escapism, but the guy who maintains this mod currently earns over $6,000 a month from it. So there you go, budding entrepreneurs: If you want to make fat stacks from this Bizarro mod economy, but don't want to wind up on a list, turn your darkest hobby into a Sims skill.
You Can Now Have Even More Gruesome Violence In GTA!
Admittedly, a mod that allows players to be ultra-violent in Grand Theft Auto doesn't sound like much considering, well ... it's GTA. But the violence in the series is generally so cartoonish that it can sometimes feel like you're playing an Itchy & Scratchy game. With this in mind, it's little wonder that not one but dozens and dozens of mods have cropped up in the last few years to "correct" the depiction of violence.