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SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

By Sean Patterson March 19, 2014

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 …

SimCity Might Get An Offline Mode SimCity Might Get An Offline Mode

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 …

‘Sims 3′ Goes Bohemian With Midnight Hollow ‘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 …

‘Sims 3 Movie Stuff’ Superhero Costumes Teased ‘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 …

'Sims 3: Into the Future' Previewed in New Video 'Sims 3: Into the Future' Previewed in New Video
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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 …

‘The Sims 4′ Trailers Revealed at Gamescom ‘The Sims 4′ Trailers Revealed at Gamescom
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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 …

Sims 3 Movie Stuff Horror Costumes Previewed 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 …

Sims 3 'Into the Future' Expansion Announced Sims 3 'Into the Future' Expansion 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 …

The Sims 3 ‘Island Paradise’ Launch Trailer Released The Sims 3 ‘Island Paradise’ Launch Trailer Released

Though Maxis has already announced The Sims 4 will be out next year, the developer is not slacking on the content coming for The Sims 3. The latest expansion for The Sims, titled Island Paradise, is due out June 25. …

The Sims 3 Pop Star Sings in Simlish The Sims 3 Pop Star Sings in Simlish
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It seems like a joke, but The Sims 3‘s made-up language has now been used to cover a real-life pop song. With less than a week to go before The Sims 3 University Life releases on March 5, EA is …

SimCity Creator Will Wright Plays the New SimCity SimCity Creator Will Wright Plays the New SimCity

Last week, EA released a video in which SimCity creator Will Wright sat down with Ocean Quigley, creative director of the new SimCity, to speak about the design decisions made on the new iteration. Wright, who is not directly involved …

SimCity Creators Preview New Game, Talk Sims SimCity Creators Preview New Game, Talk Sims

When Will Wright designed the first SimCity all the way back in 1989, he founded an entire genre of games. Now that he’s out of the game design business (sort of), it would be interesting to see what the gaming …

The Sims 3 University Life Preview Released The Sims 3 University Life Preview Released

Last month, Maxis teased The Sims 3: University Life with a trailer that showed off frat parties, bonfire keggers, and beer pong. Today, the developer of The Sims games has released a much longer preview that delves into the details …

New SimCity Trailer Includes Superheroes, Villains New SimCity Trailer Includes Superheroes, Villains

Last month, EA and Maxis showed off the “European City Sets” that come with the $80 Digital Deluxe Edtion of the upcoming SimCity. That add-on comes with famous European landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate) that transform …

SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store
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It’s been known for a while not that the upcoming SimCity will have always-on DRM, though it won’t force players to always play in multiplayer mode. That’s not ideal, and it will likely only end up frustrating users, the way …

New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European Landmarks New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European Landmarks

EA and Maxis today released the latest trailer for SimCity, featuring the “European City Sets” that come with the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate can be placed …

SimCity Coming to Classrooms With SimCityEDU SimCity Coming to Classrooms With SimCityEDU
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Though everyone who has played a SimCity game knows there is more to city planning than building roads, EA believes its upcoming SimCity game will be in-depth enough to teach students about civics. EA today announced that SimCityEDU is being …