The Sims 3
Developer: The Sims Studio
Publisher: Electronic Arts
What is it? Besides the obvious graphical upgrade, the latest installment of this pet people series is more goal-oriented than its predecessors, with your little Sim having both long and short term plans for his life.
Why will it keep you inside? Living a virtual life is a lot less painful than a real one. Just ask Dwight.
Release Date: June 2.