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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
SimCity 2013 Intro Video Gives A Tour Of The City
Electronic Arts and Maxis released a new trailer shortly before CD Projekt stole the media buzz with their Cyberpunk 2077 teaser. Nevertheless, the new video for SimCity focuses on the game's intro, giving gamers a nice little look at what they can expect from the virtual city simulator.
EA, Maxis Defend Always-On DRM For SimCity
Shades of Blizzard and Diablo III are cropping up again. EA and Maxis have gone on the defense once again for the always-on DRM for SimCity. So why is it necessary that you can't play the game when you want and how you want? Because GlassBox is apparently too big for any single computer.
SimCity New Gameplay Walkthrough Released
Creative director Ocean Quigley (and I don't think that's his real name) takes his epic mustache and gives gamers a brief waklthrough of the upcoming city construction simulator from Maxis and EA, showcasing some of the things that players can look forward to regarding the next-generation of one of the most renown and recognized brands in PC gaming.