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SimCity Beta Starts January 25, Registration is Live

Maxis, the developer of The Sims and SimCity today announced that a beta for the upcoming SimCity will take place starting January 25. The beta will run during that weekend, closing on January 28. The beta will give fans of …

SimCity Intro Video Released, Space Rockets Spotted

Maxis today released the opening video for the upcoming SimCity. The video is the same one player will see upon booting up the game. The footage comes completely from in-game play and shows off several of the features EA and …

The Sims 3: University Life Trailer, Details Released
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EA and Maxis have announced that three new The Sims 3 expansion packs will be released in 2013: The Sims 3 University Life, The Sims 3 Island Paradise, and another untitled expansion. There is no word on when Island Paradise …

New SimCity Gameplay Shows Casino, Multi-City Strategy

Back in October, SimCity Lead Designeer Stone Librande previewed the franchise reboot with a walkthrough. It featured a look at how players will start out building a simple city, the frustrations associated with city planning, and how the different layers …

New SimCity Trailer Shows Creativity and Consequences

The new SimCity is on the way, and multiplayer or not, the game promises to capture the old-school feeling of creating a city and fending off natural disasters. Mix that with the quirky style Maxis has developed over years of …

Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Out Today [VIDEO]

All anyone in the gaming world will be talking about today is Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision’s yearly military shooter is sure to make millions and break records, but EA also has a big release hitting stores today. …

New SimCity Trailer Shows Tornadoes, Meteorites, and UFO Attacks

Two weeks ago EA released a developer preview demonstrating to gamers how the new SimCity will play. Once players get their roads, power stations, and sewers constructed, though, the real game begins. Today EA released a new trailer showing off …

SimCity Revamp Gets an E3 Gameplay Trailer

After a few years of dormancy, Maxis’ (via publisher EA) SimCity is coming back in a big way thanks to two new installments of the simulation so many know and love. The first, which will be available much sooner than …

SimCity 5 Insider’s Look Shows Off Game Engine
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EA made a lot of people happy at GDC this year with the announcement of a new SimCity game. The classic simulation game is being changed to reflect a larger world view with players working together with their separate cities …

GDC 2012: Sim City 5 Announced, Developed By Maxis
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Before Maxis created the best selling PC franchise of all time in The Sims, their first claim to fame was Sim City. EA and Maxis used GDC this week to announce the next entry in the venerated franchise. The newest …