He can't grow a beard, buy cigarettes or vote, but British teen Michael Perham is the latest downloadable content addition announced for EA's The Sims 3 World Adventures.
World Adventures is the first expansion for the unsurprisingly successful latest sequel in the Sims franchise. This morning's announcement describes the add-on as a gameplay segment where "players can take their Sims to new destinations to conquer challenges, find treasures, discover what's lurking in hidden caves, and much more."
Why exactly is EA honoring a U.K. resident (pictured above with his virtual self) who was only alive for the final season of Saved By The Bell? Simple, while you and I spent 2008 watching reruns of Zack Morris' endlessly entertaining hijinks on TBS, Mr. Perham was busy setting a record for being the youngest person to ever sail around the entire planet.
As if that wasn't enough, three years prior to his Magellan-esque voyage, Perham set the record for being the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic Ocean all by his lonesome.
For comparison, what were you up to at age 14?
If you suddenly find yourself impressed by the exploits of Mr. Perham and feel your copy of The Sims 3 could use a dash of "world famous teen adventurer", Mr. Perham's virtual simulacrum can be found in the Sims 3 Exchange for the truly generous price of 0£ (based on the current exchange rate, that's free in American dollars, and "cero pesos" for our friends to the south).
If you want to learn more about a teen who may I'd call "the living incarnation of Jonny Quest" (if he wasn't way too young to get that joke), while learning to feel terrible about how dull your own life is, enjoy reading his Wikipedia page. I fully expect him to be building time machines and punching out Hitler by the age of 21.