You Can (Virtually) Be Katy Perry! FINALLY!

Credit: Electronic Arts

In the words of Jay-Z, "You crazy for this one, [Electronic Arts, manufacturer of The Sims]!" Finally, a reason for me to pay attention to video games! (No offense, much of the population.) The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry is the latest game from the Sims camp, and in it, players get to play in the game's simulated world as Katy Perry herself. And for pretty much everyone on the planet, this is as close as we're going to get.

Katy, who's a Sims fan herself, said about her collaboration with the game, "It's cool to see the Sims' stage performances in the Sims 3 Showtime decked out just like my California Dreams Tour -- even my cotton candy video screens are in there! I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I'm a Sim!"

So now it's your chance to dress up like a candy cane or ice cream cone or whipped cream poof or any other edible treat that Katy Perry has pasted to her body at some point and live out her (simulated) life the way you've always imagined! For me, that would mean a lot of looking in the mirror and making every male celebrity take me on a date. Um, isn't that the point of being famous?

The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry is now available for preorder.