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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SimCity’

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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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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Sim City Developers Ditch EA, Start New Studio

After the meltdown that surrounded the launch of SimCity this year, it wouldn’t come as any surprise that some Maxis developers were disheartened. The visuals of the new title were top-notch, and the streamlined interface appeared to working well, but the size of cities was heavily constrained, one of the many by-products of the broken always-on DRM implemented for the …

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EA Offers A Free Game To Those Troubled By SimCity’s Launch Woes

There’s no denying it – SimCity‘s launch was a massive failure. EA didn’t anticipate the demand, and its always-online DRM scheme failed to compensate for the massive load on the servers. It prevented thousands of players who legitimately purchased the game from playing it. Now EA is trying to make it right… kind of. While EA won’t offer an offline …

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SimCity Debacle Gets The NMA Treatment

In case you haven’t heard, EA launched the latest entry in its venerated SimCity franchise last week. The story would have ended there if it was a success. Instead, the game’s always-online DRM ensured the launch was plagued by anything and everything that could go wrong. While EA works on getting the game running at full capacity, enjoy NMA’s take …

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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 with the creation of the new SimCity, praised the new game for its depiction of consequences for player decisions and …

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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 legend might have to say about EA‘s and Maxis‘ newest SimCity. Would he appreciate the detailed building designs and intricate …

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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 the surrounding landscape, including buildings, police vehicles, and public transportation. Today, EA and Maxis are showing off the other, sillier …

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SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store

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 Diablo III’s Error 37 did. If EA and Maxis can manage to provide robust support, though, the DRM is something …

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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 in cities to attract tourists. The landmarks will change a city’s buildings, styling them to look French, German, or English, …

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SimCity Coming to Classrooms With SimCityEDU

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 developed to provide an “online educational community” based on SimCity. The publisher claims the community will be a resource for …

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