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SimCity Developer Shut Down By EA

Electronic Arts is shuttering the windows on one of its most well-known development studios. Maxis, the developer behind SimCity and Spore, has pulled the plug on its Emeryville location. Don't worry, though. SimCity lives on.

SimCity Offline Mode Launches Today, Cheat Codes Announced

Today Maxis is releasing Update 10 for their 2013 SimCity reboot. This patch removes the widely despised online requirement for the game.

SimCity Offline Mode Coming With Next Patch

Maxis mentioned this weekend that they were still working on an offline mode for city-building game SimCity. Today they revealed that this mode will be part of Update 10, the game's next patch.

SimCity Now Supports Mods, Offline Mode Still Under Consideration

Maxis has addressed one of the major complaints with last year's SimCity reboot. No, they didn't remove the always-online requirement. They've enabled mod support for the city-building game.

SimCity Offline Mode, Mods Under Consideration

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.

SimCity Cities Of Tomorrow Expansion Announced

SimCity will be receiving its first full expansion pack later this fall. Cities of Tomorrow allows players to bring their cities into the future.

SimCity Sells 2 Million Copies, EA Is Happy Despite Major Player Drop-Off

SimCity... 2013's Diablo III. This year's abomination to the SimCity legacy proved that gamers aren't ready or willing to embrace an always-on gaming atmosphere for non-MMO games. However, despite the outcry and the major player drop-off rates for the game, SimCity was still a success for Electronic Arts.

SimCity Leads Quit Maxis, Creating Life Sim Tethys

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.

SimCity Airships DLC Takes Flight

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.

SimCity Amusement Park DLC Launching Today

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."

SimCity Crack Allows Offline Saves, Bigger Cities, Population Fix [Updated]

A few months ago we promised that we would keep the community updated on when a fix would become available for SimCity enabling offline saves, expanded cities and fixes for a few other big problems with EA and Maxis' recently released SimCity. Well, a new mod is available that does everything you would have hoped for and then some.

Sims 4 Offline Mode Confirmed, Thank God

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.

COD: Black Ops 2 Most Played Game Of March, SimCity Is Least Played

After gauging more than 17 million players and their gaming habits throughout the month of March, Raptr released some interesting data on who was playing what, and SimCity managed to be the least played game of the month with only 1.01% market share.

SimCity Coming To Mac This June

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.

SimCity Receives Free Nissan DLC

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.

SimCity Owners Can Get Free Battlefield 3, SimCity 4, And Others

As promised, EA will let buyers of the new SimCity download a free game on Origin to compensate for the city-building sim's troubled launch. The free games they're offering are better than expected.

SimCity Offline Mode Now Available To The General Public

If you're still holding on to a glimmer of hope that SimCity can be played offline, you probably won't want to look for it coming from the developers. However, modders and the gaming community at large are always looking out for your interests and with that said, there is a simple line of code made available so any and everyone can play SimCity offline.

EA Censors SimCity Support Number To Cutback On Refund Requests?

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

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

Weekly Recap March 16th: Star Wars First Assault, Piston Steam Box Priced, SimCity Goes Offline

Star Wars: First Assault finally gets some media assets leaked while SimCity stinks up the joint for EA. Koch breaks out Saints Row 4 and Xi3 finally puts a price on their unofficial Steam Box. These stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Recap.

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