SimCity Offline Mode, Mods Under Consideration image
Maxis is exploring the idea of an offline mode for SimCity, Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner announced today. What's more, they're also toying with the possibility of allowing mods.
Pete Haas 2013-10-04
SimCity Cities Of Tomorrow Expansion Announced image
SimCity will be receiving its first full expansion pack later this fall. Cities of Tomorrow allows players to bring their cities into the future.
Pete Haas 2013-09-20
Sims 3 Into The Future Expansion Includes Jetpacks, Hoverboards image
We may never live to see the day that jetpacks are commonplace. However, our Sims will be able to experience such glory days in the Sims 3 expansion Into The Future.
Pete Haas 2013-07-24
SimCity Leads Quit Maxis, Creating Life Sim Tethys image
Key members of SimCity developer Maxis revealed today that they've left the company. Creative director Ocean Quigley, lead engineer Andrew Willmott and lead gameplay engineer Dan Moskowitz have decided to create their own studio called Jellygrade.
Pete Haas 2013-07-16
SimCity Airships DLC Takes Flight image
The skies are about to become much more crowded in your virtual city. A new Airships Set for SimCity allows you to add manned balloons to your metropolis.
Pete Haas 2013-07-01
Darkspore Removed From Steam; DRM Errors Prevent People From Playing image
You know how a while ago warnings were issued about always-on DRM games? Games like Diablo III, SimCity and for a short while Miner Wars, fall into the category of games that will cease to exist once the master servers shutdown for good. You get an example of how this will work with Darkspore, which is no longer receiving support, and no longer available for digital purchase from Steam.
William Usher 2013-07-01
SimCity Amusement Park DLC Launching Today image
Starting today, SimCity players will be able to design amusement parks for their virtual cities. Maxis describes the new feature as being "almost a mini-game."
Pete Haas 2013-05-28
Sims 4 Offline Mode Confirmed, Thank God image
The Sims 4 won't require a persistent online connection to play, Maxis revealed today. The developer revealed these details and others in a FAQ for the newly announced life simulator.
Pete Haas 2013-05-06
The Sims 4 Announced For PC And Mac image
Maxis announced today that The Sims 4 is in development. The latest entry in the life simulator series will be released on the PC and Mac sometime in 2014.
Pete Haas 2013-05-06
SimCity Coming To Mac This June image
EA announced today that SimCity is coming to the Mac. The recently released reboot will available through Origin and other digital retailers on June 11th.
Pete Haas 2013-04-10
SimCity Receives Free Nissan DLC image
Maxis has released a small bit of DLC for their city-building game SimCity. Players will be able to add a Nissan LEAF Charging Station to their city for no additional charge.
Pete Haas 2013-04-02
EA Censors SimCity Support Number To Cutback On Refund Requests? image
You would think that by now a company who has taken their once good name and smeared it through a pipe full of sewage would have learned by now to just roll with the punches and let the dirt slide off their back. No, not EA...instead the company has gone and decided to try to censor the support number that people use to get refunds, in order to limit consumers' access to legitimate help
William Usher 2013-03-16
SimCity Offline Mode Easy To Achieve, Says Modder image
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
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
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
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