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My name is Andrew Sims, and I used to be a The Sims addict. No, I didn’t invent the game. People who incorrectly think they’re being funny like to ask me that.

But quite often – multiple times a week, in fact – people on Twitter think I’m the game.

Over the years I’ve fielded lots of questions related to the popular people simulation game. I hear about pregnancies, install issues, frustrations with Sim relationships, and much more.

I love retweeting these to my followers, but the problem is that as soon as I do it, the gamer realizes the mistake they made and then deletes their tweet.

This post will serve as a log of these tweets which I will screen cap and add here from now on.

The types of tweets I receive are…

One Direction fans who try to virtually have a baby with one of the group members

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

As a result, they have no real friends

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Family bonding

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

New Years celebrating

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Tech advice

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Install anger

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

RE Install anger

Punctuation-less-questioning

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Buggy updating

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Pregnancy troubles :(

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Pregnancy success :)

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

Baking troubles :(

'The Sims' @sims tweet mistake

More to come as more mistakes are made!

UPDATE! The official Sims 3 Twitter saw this article and provided their own mistaken Sims 3 tweet:

The Sims 3 mistake tweets

  • Leila

    That is hilarious, Andrew.

  • Corin Boswell

    Oh my… thanks for the much needed laugh Andrew!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.soor Nicole Soor

    Love this!

  • Wilma

    My favorite one was awhile ago when a girl said something like “I wish my life was just like @sims”. And I didn’t even realize she was talking about the game until I saw more of these!

  • Andy

    These seem like people who don’t understand the difference between a hashtag and an at sign

  • Emily

    Freaking great!!!!

  • EuanLauder

    That’s absolutely amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/7Lia7 Lia Cavasotto

    This is perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DarkShadowsStar Susan Deadra Chilkotowsky

    Well..on the bright side at least a few of these probably brighten your day when you need it! But wow….please post more of these!!

  • Laura Jones

    Love this Andrew… and lol at the update! haha

  • http://twitter.com/notenoughpuff Sarah

    Obviously the solution is that you need to get pregnant, Andrew.

  • hype

    Why don’t you blank out their usernames. it’s mean identifying them, and posting their pictures.

    • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

      To be fair this isn’t the first article on the Internet to point out the lack of knowledge of some twitter users. Every other one I’ve seen failed to censor them, and they were a lot meaner.

      • thegoodshipdestiel

        Haha I love how people on this site are always acting like you guys should be super-sensitive about the identities of people who freely post things to the general public. Um, you put it where everyone can see it. Do we not even understand that anymore?

        • hype

          Hi, I’m not ‘people on this site’ but fair comment, I know it’s public, but tweets tend to be quickly forgotten and I think all of these kind of articles, where the people are identified, are a bit mean. Obviously this is a silly one as it’s just about the sims, but surely it’s the tweet we want to laugh at, not the people who send them?

          I know the article isn’t mean, I just think identifying them is a little.

          • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

            I honestly don’t think anyone here is laughing at the people. And I don’t think that Andrew posted these for that purpose at all. This article was not written in mean spirits at all, from what I am gathering. And as far as identifying people elsewhere on the site (not sure what else specifically you are referring to, as I haven’t been active on the site that long), people need to realize that this is what the internet is. It has made us all way too comfortable spouting out anything and everything to everyone everywhere. Once you’ve put it out there, it is fair game to be praised or ridiculed.

  • http://twitter.com/TokoMasho Matthew Potter

    Haha, that’s great. I don’t have this problem on Twitter, but when it comes to having a last name to which everyone seems to think they’re the first to “cleverly” make a joke of, I can definitely relate.

  • SnitchSocks4Dobby

    This is epic lol

  • Katiedora

    Oh that is good.

  • Jill

    Brilliant

  • jon

    Hilarious!

  • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

    HAHAHA! Kudos to the EA guys for poking fun at this misunderstanding as well.
    Anyway Andrew, this makes you like A-LIST.

  • https://twitter.com/JassyPugh Jasmine P

    I thought the first one was actually rather sweet

  • Lookat

    Ah! Finally a @Sims wall of shame. LOVE IT!

  • http://twitter.com/dreamfall31 Kevin Slechta

    Haha…thats great. I follow a tech website writer whose name is Will Smith and his handle is also @willsmith, he says 70% of his mentions are people meaning to tweet about the movie star!

  • 7Starrchasers

    This is amazing!

  • The507thDoctor

    Hey, hey Andrew with a name like “Sims” you’d think you invented the Sims games… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOL I MADE A FUNNY

    • Dawn Hikari Berlitz

      Well, Andrew Hussie did not invent a game series called “The Hussie”, he made a videogame-based visual novel with TSSpore themes, but more based on Earthbound (the characters in HS are the same age as those in Earthbound). It’s called Homestuck.

  • http://www.nickconflitti.com/ Nick Conflitti

    This is hilarious. You’d think people would read your profile before tweeting you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    I hope you’re on The Pill Andrew. At this rate you’re bound to get pregnant.
    STAY STRONG!
    It’s your body and you’re a strong, independent black woman and….

    wait…

  • JJ Horigan

    wait.. so you aren’t the sims. i guess i followed the wrong thing. maybe you should have gone with @simz you early twitter adopter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000635137736 Elissa Parsons

    lmfao this. is. hilarious.

  • http://twitter.com/ladylycanthrope Amber

    I am so glad that the creators of The Sims game have a sense of humor towards this :).

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Liam I exist

    hahahaha, laughing so hard!

  • Lucija

    You go Glen Coco!

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