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The Movies game

I tried to log in to World of Warcraft on Friday, but Silver Hand's queue was just too full, and my auxiliary server was even worse.

Instead of waiting in line, I found a demo for The Movies. I've been interested in it for a while, but imposed a moratorium on purchasing any new games that I didn't have time to play. With that rule in place, it's been almost a year since I bought a new game for myself (WoW was the last one). I was sorely tempted by The Sims 2, but my husband said he didn't want to lose me for six months, so I refrained.

I genuinely enjoy a variety of gaming genres, but I'm particularly fond of behavioral simulations like The Sims, especially when they offer the option of creating and customizing the characters that I control. (I'm sure a psychologist would have something to say about that, but given that it's the best-selling game of all time, I'm not alone.) After playing the demo, I ran right out and got the full version.

The game has two modes: Tycoon and Sandbox. I haven't tried the former, because I've been learning the basic mechanics of the game in Sandbox mode. I haven't made any machinima of my own yet, either.

I'm in full-on new toy mode: I haven't played Warcraft since getting it.

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