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SimCity update to fix pathing issues

By Steve Watts, Mar 15, 2013 8:00am PDT

SimCity is starting to show signs of recovery, and Maxis has outlined its current moves to turn on non-essential features and plans for an upcoming patch.

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"Yeah, exactly lithe same happened to me. The magic was kinda gone. I'm waiting for the patches ..."

- Nitrium see all 115 comments

SimCity mod shows offline play, editing roads outside cities

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2013 8:15am PDT

A modder has posted a video showing SimCity highways being built outside city boundaries, and a sort of "offline mode" in which the disconnect timer has been disabled.

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"id donate money if it meant that guy figuring out how to build a city using the entire region ..."

- Unleashed see all 24 comments

Maxis: SimCity launch trouble 'almost behind us'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2013 8:15am PDT

SimCity has almost scrambled back to its feet following the disastrous launch that left players languishing in queues, thanks to a string of updates and new servers. Maxis claimed over the weekend that the "core problem" of being being unable to play is "almost behind us", a...

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""The game was designed for MP, we sim the entire region on the server so [offline] is just not ..."

- rottdcorpse see all 67 comments

SimCity players to get free game from EA

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 08, 2013 8:45pm PST

EA is offering a free PC game to SimCity players as an apology for the game's bungled launch.

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"Apparently he puts the same amount of consideration and time into formulating his opinions as well."

- wfalcon see all 167 comments

Report: SimCity referral marketing suspended pending server fixes

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 1:45pm PST

EA has reportedly sent a letter to members of the Origin LinkShare program, requesting they remove any active promotion of SimCity as the company irons out the server problems.

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"76 right now, but Polygon's score is still listed as 95 (and not the revised "40"). Metacritic ..."

- the archvile see all 7 comments

EA continues to add servers to alleviate SimCity crush

By John Keefer, Mar 08, 2013 6:00am PST

The ongoing server problems with SimCity's always-on DRM connection to Origin has forced EA to disable several features, and even forced Amazon to...

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"Not this guy, I'm in the military and spend a fair part of my time disconnected from the ..."

- kwperley see all 31 comments

SimCity launching more servers

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 07, 2013 6:00am PST

The launch of Maxis's new SimCity has been something of a mess, to put it mildly, with players facing long queues to even launch what is chiefly a single-player game. Good job, always-online DRM. Maxis has issued a statement saying it's "putting everything we have" towards f...

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"They said the same about the Assassin's Creed games. Still got cracked."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 219 comments

SimCity review: return of a classic

By Matthew Rorie, Mar 04, 2013 8:00am PST

For its avoidable limitations, SimCity is still a gorgeous and often captivating strategy game. It's easy to consider this the best city-building strategy game to arrive in years.

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"Always online is just so horrible idea. Especially with a company like Electronic Arts who will ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 127 comments

SimCity to get city size expansions

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 11:45am PST

SimCity will eventually get larger city sizes, as PC power increases so more mainstream users can access it, according to creative director Ocean Quigley.

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"My dad's computer is pieced together from my last build and is quite a capable gamer. So..."

- Peanut Fox see all 40 comments

How Will Wright plays the new SimCity

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 27, 2013 6:45am PST

You may have thoughts about the new SimCity--the city size; a lack of terraforming; its always-online DRM requirement--but your opinions don't matter. No, Will Wright, that's who we want to hear from. Metaphorically sitting in a big red leather armchair to tell a story like ...

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"I remember when i begged my parents to buy sim city on the snes it was hours on end of fun, ..."

- bloodreviara see all 39 comments

SimCity second beta starts February 16

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 10:00am PST

SimCity is getting another beta test, this time specifically meant to stress test the servers. It will last one day, from the morning of February 16-17.

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SimCity trailer shows off digital deluxe version

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 2:45pm PST

EA and Maxis have released a new trailer for SimCity, showing off the extra features you get in the $80 "Digital Deluxe" edition.

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"Or a bust, lol. Still, to be able to say you bought DNF BOS is worth something."

- pizzaput see all 55 comments

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 ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 20 comments

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