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Three tips for building a successful SimCity

By Kat Bailey, Jan 25, 2013 6:30am PST

It's been a decade now since the last real SimCity. Think about it: George W. Bush was still president. Pluto was still a planet. Unless you really...

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"Forgot another tip: Make sure you ALWAYS have internet connection. Unless of course the server ..."

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SimCity preview: preparing for the future

By Kat Bailey, Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST

Having spent a day with SimCity, it's easy to leave some of the cynicism about the project at the door. The general impression is that the online-only integration stems in part from Maxis' desire to have as many tools at their disposal as possible. Inevitably, it will rub so...

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"Is it sad that I really want to somehow be able to play the SNES music with this (which can't be ..."

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SimCity beta coming next weekend

By Steve Watts, Jan 18, 2013 8:15am PST

A beta for SimCity is coming next weekend, and Maxis is accepting sign-ups for it now. It will feature a "one hour slice" of the game.

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"It actually is a terrible deal, because that credit is a max of $10 on 5 games, none of which ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 14 comments

SimCity introduces itself in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 09, 2013 10:45am PST

If city building games can be spoiled, then you have been warned. Past the break lies the first few minutes of the new SimCity.

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"Thanks, due to your comment I actually had to watch the video. Well done ;)"

- kwperley see all 6 comments

Why you'll 'never lose' in SimCity

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2012 8:15am PST

SimCity lead designer Stone Librande explains why you can be down in SimCity, but never truly out.

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"you can set your session to private. Although, if every game still contributes to some kind ..."

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SimCity trailer demonstrates inter-city play

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2012 6:50am PST

EA's banged on about how urban planners will be able to connect cities in SimCity, and now demonstrates that nicely in a new six-minute video. Each city can hook up with neighbouring cities, run by you or your chums, to import and export resources like electricity and polici...

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"Man, I really would love to play this game, but always online DRM will keep me from getting it ..."

- TheGodEmperor see all 7 comments

SimCity dev diary gives literal, figurative overview

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 3:30pm PST

SimCity lead creative director Ocean Quigley walks through the new features coming to the next SimCity game.

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"Their "simconomy" is already up and running for the Sims 3, so I'll be surprised if they don't ..."

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SimCity delayed, now erecting on March 5

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 24, 2012 7:30am PDT

If you were thrilled by the recent lenghty demonstration of SimCity or the peek at its disasters, head on down to the shops now, buy a 2013 calendar, and draw a big heart around March 5. That's when Maxis's city-building sim will launch, see. It was previously slated to arri...

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"Even a AAA title shouldn't be $60 if you're buying the digital version. You don't get physical ..."

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SimCity trailer is a total disaster

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm PDT

SimCity's new "Disasters" trailer shows just how wrong everything can go if you're not adequately prepared.

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"I don't know how map selection works, but if I was a mayor, I would want to start a city in a ..."

- Vividvoid see all 16 comments

Of course SimCity will have disasters

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2012 10:30am PDT

Like previous entries, the upcoming SimCity will feature disasters to unleash upon your virtual town. Meteor strikes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and UFOs have all been confirmed.

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"Why are you using that camcorder footage? The Maxis live chat took place for the whole Internet ..."

- Psydswipe see all 15 comments

SimCity shows off lengthy strategy session

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 7:30am PDT

A lengthy new "strategy" trailer walks players through the basics of building a bustling SimCity.

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"According to PC gamer there is a complex "layering" system to the preformed maps though. Such as ..."

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SimCity multiplayer to simulate a global market

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2012 10:30am PDT

Lead designer Stone Librande sheds a little more light on the ways you and your friends can work together, or against each other, in the upcoming SimCity.

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"Don't think of the new game as SC4 with mods turned online, cause that's stupid and shallow. ..."

- Dreiton see all 11 comments

SimCity coming to Mac alongside PC version

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT

SimCity will be hitting the Mac next February, and allow cross-platform play with PC owners.

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"Signed up for the beta. Can't wait to get my hands on this one."

- bstrad see all 3 comments

SimCity Social: More city, but also more Ville

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT

When EA debuted SimCity Social, it used the tagline "More City, Less Ville." Odd, considering the game is nearly a carbon copy of Zynga's own city-building game.

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"I personally hate the energy thing, what's the point of it ANYWAY? It's just the worst feature ..."

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SimCity Social officially launches

By Steve Watts, Jul 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

SimCity Social has officially gone out of its beta period and launched in full on Facebook.

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