Virtual Morals in The Sims

By Deane Barker on July 5, 2003 – Sex, mob hits: Sims tests virtual morals: Interesting look at what people will do when they’re no longer real:

“Jeremy Chase admits to shaking down his enemies. His Web site advertises extortion, hits and prostitution for a hefty fee. … Chase is a mob leader —but only in the virtual world. He is one of hundreds of players who found the path of lawlessness and deviance too irresistible when ‘The Sims Online’ challenged them to ‘Be Somebody … else.’”