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SimCity Offline Mode Easy To Achieve, Says Modder image
SimCity Offline Mode Easy To Achieve, Says Modder
If you follow any of our coverage here at Gaming Blend, it's unsurprising to hear that EA has been misleading saying that SimCity must always be online to play it at all. The thing is, the modder, Azzer, who achieved the offline capabilities of EA's recent SimCity release talked with Rock, Paper, Shotgun and expressed that making the game offline and saving your own cities locally to your hard drive is a pretty easy feat to achieve
William Usher 2013-03-16
SimCity's Lucy Bradshaw Defends Always-On DRM, Says EA Didn't Force It On Them image
SimCity's Lucy Bradshaw Defends Always-On DRM, Says EA Didn't Force It On Them
Lucy, why? Why? The gaming community really is trying hard to believe that Maxis isn't just some shell of EA composed to do their bidding and screw over their own fanbase, but these new comments about Maxis being in complete control of the always-on DRM and EA not force-feeding it down the developmental pipeline just makes both EA and Maxis look incompetent.
William Usher 2013-03-15
SimCity Offline Mode Achieved By Hacker image
SimCity Offline Mode Achieved By Hacker
EA you're about to get the smackdown laid down upon thee by none other than the gaming community itself, as a hacker has gone and electrified the gaming world by proving that EA, you lied about SimCity not being able to run in offline mode. Not only did the hacker achieve a great feat, he put it on YouTube for added proof.
William Usher 2013-03-14
SimCity Offline Mode Possible, Says Maxis Engineer image
SimCity Offline Mode Possible, Says Maxis Engineer
EA has constantly been running around getting Maxis to say that SimCity cannot be altered to run in offline mode for single-player interaction, that the game was designed from the ground up for multiplayer. Well, John Walker of Rock, Paper, Shotgun managed to get an interview with an engineer at Maxis who wished to remain anonymous, and the engineer says SimCity can run offline with minimal effort from the design team.
William Usher 2013-03-13
SimCity Becomes Noir Film image
SimCity Becomes Noir Film
Amid all the controversy over SimCity's troubled launch, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that some gamers are actually having fun with it. YouTuber Calvin Chan has published a stylish video tribute to the metropolis he created.
Pete Haas 2013-03-11
Maxis Tells Gamers Not To Blame EA For SimCity Launch Fiasco image
Maxis Tells Gamers Not To Blame EA For SimCity Launch Fiasco
Maxis wants to take all the brunt of the SimCity fallout from gamers, consumers and fans alike. They don't want you putting the blame on EA, even though anyone with a single-digit I.Q., and hayballs for eyes could tell you that EA is to blame. Nevertheless, General Manager of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw, is trying to play the deflection game for the Imperialist Publishing Nation known as EA.
William Usher 2013-03-10
Weekly Recap March 9th: Thief On Next-Gen, SimCity DRM Fiasco, Tropes Vs Women In Games image
Weekly Recap March 9th: Thief On Next-Gen, SimCity DRM Fiasco, Tropes Vs Women In Games
Thief gets the official reveal, Battlefield 4 gets teased and SimCity causes gamers a lot of heart ache while causing EA a lot of bad press. These stories and more in this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
William Usher 2013-03-09
SimCity DRM Inspires Petition, Dragon Age 3 Boycott image
SimCity DRM Inspires Petition, Dragon Age 3 Boycott
Many gamers are unhappy that the latest SimCity requires players to stay logged into EA's servers. A new online petition demands that the always-on restriction be removed from the city-building game.
Pete Haas 2013-03-09
SimCity Owners Will Get Free Game image
SimCity Owners Will Get Free Game
It's been three days since SimCity's launch and gamers are still experiencing issues. To compensate gamers for their inconvenience, EA has decided to give each SimCity player a free game.
Pete Haas 2013-03-08
SimCity Adding Servers To Fix Launch Issues image
SimCity Adding Servers To Fix Launch Issues
The launch of Maxis' SimCity reboot has been plagued by server problems, with many gamers unable to play at all. Today senior producer Kip Katsarelis pledged that they're working hard to fix these issues.
Pete Haas 2013-03-07
SimCity Review Score Lowered Due To DRM Connectivity Issues image
SimCity Review Score Lowered Due To DRM Connectivity Issues
A site with balls. I'm talking about Polygon. They decided to stop rolling over like little puppies and letting the publisher scratch their bellies and show some fangs. Anyway, Polygon has done the unthinkable and lowered their score for SimCity because of the freaking always-on DRM. Thank you Polygon. Thank you!
William Usher 2013-03-06
SimCity Now Available; Always-On DRM Causes Major Launch Day Issues image
SimCity Now Available; Always-On DRM Causes Major Launch Day Issues
Oh it's Diablo III all over again...sort of. After being warned about the massive clusterfail that is always-on DRM, countless gamers still went out to purchase EA and Maxis' latest SimCity game. It's kind of a blessing and curse for the game's launch, because it's receiving rave reviews while also being jack-hammered into the dirt by the people who paid for the game.
William Usher 2013-03-05
SimCity Digital Deluxe Edition Trailer Includes European Cities image
SimCity Digital Deluxe Edition Trailer Includes European Cities
Today EA showed off the Digital Deluxe Edition of SimCity with a trailer. This special bundle of the city-building game will allow players to give their metropolis a European flair.
Pete Haas 2013-01-29
SimCity EULA Modified, EA Says They Won't Ban Accounts For Unreported Bugs image
SimCity EULA Modified, EA Says They Won't Ban Accounts For Unreported Bugs
When you step into a pretty room and notice a turd on top of a ceiling fan that isn't turned on, most people assume that it'd be wise not to turn the fan on. EA, however, doesn't care about that kind of stuff and they'll turn the fan on and turn that pretty room into a brown reservoir of stink. That's exactly what happened with the upcoming SimCity and now they're trying to scrub the stink off the walls with a toothbrush.
William Usher 2013-01-23
SimCity Beta Launches Next Week image
SimCity Beta Launches Next Week
Call all of your contractors and construction crews, because we're only seven days out from being able to break ground on a brand new SimCity. The SimCity beta is set to kick off next weekend, and now you and your fellow world builders can sign up to take part in the festivities.
Ryan Winslett 2013-01-18
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