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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Maxis’

SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

Publisher EA this week finally released a patch for SimCity that allows the game to be played offline. The feature had been requested from gamers since the game’s troubled launch. SimCity players will now be greeted with a “Single-Player” option that can be chosen. Once selected, the option will allow players to boot up and play SimCity offline, no internet …

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SimCity Is Finally Getting An Offline Mode

One of the biggest blunders of 2013 was the launch of EA’s SimCity reboot. The PC game required an always online Internet connection which the developers at Maxis claimed was due to the game using cloud computing to generate cities in game. It sounded good on paper, but the launch was plagued with connection time outs and various other problems …

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‘The Sims 3 Roaring Heights Previewed in New Teaser

The Sims 4 is now more or less a year away from release, and Maxis is still pumping out tons of content for The Sims 3. Today the developer and EA previewed the latest add-on content for game, The Sims 3 Roaring Heights. Roaring Heights is styled after an idealized version of a 1950s-era boardwalk community. Players will be able …

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‘Sim 4′ Release Window Announced as Fall 2014

Back at this year’s Gamescom conference, EA and developer Maxis previewed a title that The Sims fans have been waiting years for. The Sims 4 was previewed in-depth, complete with a partially live-action reveal trailer for the game. Now, with the latest expansion of The Sims 3 out today, EA and Maxis themselves are looking into the future of The …

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‘Sims 3: Into The Future’ Out Today

After teasing the new content for months, EA and developer Maxis today released the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3. The Sims 3: Into the Future features the ability for players to take their sims to the future and back. Future technology such as robots, hoverboards, food dispensers, jetpacks, and “dream pods” are waiting in the future world of …

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SimCity Might Get An Offline Mode, Mod Support Is Coming

When SimCity launched earlier this year, it became the best example yet of why always-online DRM doesn’t work. The game suffered from inconsistent performance and random log outs as a result of the game’s requirement to always be online. At the time, EA insisted that the always online requirement was part of the game’s design, but the now the developers …

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‘Sims 3′ Goes Bohemian With Midnight Hollow

Today saw the release of the first new Sims 3 pack of the fall, Movie Stuff. Sims 3 fans can now go west, go goth, or don a superhero cape while waiting for the next real expansion, Sims 3: Into the Future. In addition to these new content add-ons, Maxis and EA today released a preview for a new upcoming …

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‘Sims 3 Movie Stuff’ Superhero Costumes Teased

Over one month ago, Maxis and EA announced both the Into the Future and Movie Stuff add-ons for The Sims 3. While fans of the series are waiting for the time-traveling, futuristic Into the Future expansion, the smaller Movie Stuff DLC pack should tide players over. Movie Stuff will have costumes, furniture, and other objects from famous movie genres. The …

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‘Sims 3: Into the Future’ Previewed in New Developer Video

Though Sims fans got a taste of the series’ future earlier this month with a big The Sims 4 preview at EA’s Gamescom presentation, the release of that game is still months away. Fans will instead have to be content with the future of their existing Sims in The Sims 3‘s latest expansion pack, Into The Future. EA and Maxis …

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‘The Sims 4′ Trailers Revealed at Gamescom

EA and developer Maxis today officially highlighted the follow-up to the popular The Sims 3 at Gamescom. The Sims 4 did not yet get a release date, and will be coming to PCs sometime in 2014, and pre-orders are already being taken. During its announcement, Maxis focused on the sims themselves as a big differentiator for the new game. The …

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Sims 3 Movie Stuff Horror Costumes Previewed

Back in July, EA announced the latest expansions for The Sims 3. The Into the Future expansion will include science fiction elements such as jetpacks, hoverboards, and customizable robots. That full expansion will be released on October 25. The smaller Movie Stuff upgrade pack was announced to be coming first. The add-on will contain furniture, objects, and costumes from three …

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Sims 3 ‘Into the Future’ Expansion and ‘Movie Stuff’ Pack Announced

EA and Maxis today officially announced the next expansion for The Sims 3. Titled Into the Future, the expansion will include many elements from the genre of science fiction. The new content includes jetpacks, hoverboards, and robots. Players will be able to create and customize their own “plumbots,” and sending sims into the past can affect their future and the …

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