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Advertising comes to SimCity with Nissan DLC. A slippery slope?
Today EA released a new piece of free DLC for SimCity, the Nissan Leaf Charging station.
Why EA’s DRM “backpedal” rings so hollow
EA labels president Frank Gibeau has grabbed some eye-catching headlines with his recent statement to GamesIndustry that Digital Rights Management (DRM) is “a failed dead-end strategy.”
It’s a crowd-pleasing phrase, but words need to be backed up by actions for them to have any meaning.
SimCity 2.0 updates outlined as team want issues resolved ASAP
In a new update from the team at Maxis they have outlined some of the changes coming in 2.0.
SimCity back on top of charts
After a week’s break, SimCity is back on top in the UK PC game charts for week ending 23 March after being knocked from the top spot by Heart of the Swarm last week.
SimCity Patch 1.8 Tackles Police, Crims and Roads
Maxis have released the second SimCity patch of the week which, again, tackles the bugs unearthed by the community.
SimCity traffic improvements now live in 1.7 patch
Maxis has finally released the 1.7 patch for SimCity which includes the traffic improvements.
EA tries to atone for atrocious SimCity launch with free game offer
Everybody knows this PR dance by now. Large company screws up (in this case by being willfully misleading about the extent to which SimCity had to be “always online,” then failing to have the server capacity to actually cope with that,) large company showers free gifts on customers in the hope that they forget about it.
Lucy Bradshaw’s “straight answers” on SimCity being online only
Maxis’ Lucy Bradshaw is back today with a full statement regarding the online only SimCity requirements which has frustrated the huge SimCity fanbase.
Our SimCity traffic highlights problems addressed in Maxis’ update #8
Here at IncGamers we have so far played well over 100 hours of SimCity in preparation for our review early next week.
SimCity modder busts out of city boundaries and plays offline
The house of cards constructed around SimCity by EA’s public relations department is coming tumbling down.
Maxis explains SimCity streetcar logic – Traffic does need sorting
Traffic is a hot topic in SimCity right now with players being puzzled by some of the logic behind how traffic flow works and how that effects the actual Sims and city progression.
SimCity v1.5 arrives with latency and crash fixes
Patching continues for SimCity this evening and in this update there’s a game crash fix, latency improvements and more.
Maxis developer: SimCity servers are not computing as much as EA claims
Before, during and now after SimCity’s disastrous launch, EA representatives have insisted that an offline mode for the game is pretty much out of the question.
Maxis on SimCity city rollbacks and more servers – Update #5
Another day, another SimCity update. As we know loads of you have been either waiting to get on or are enjoying the game, we’ll keep you posted on these as they appear.
Sim City foundations almost complete. Maxis brings update #4
Maxis SVP is back with the latest news from the Maxis camp and it’s all positive for Sim City players.
Maxis will look at offline Sim City to earn fans’ trust
As part of keeping the Sim City community up to date with what’s been happening with Sim City, Maxis’ SVP Lucy Bradshaw hit Twitter to take questions from the community.
EA adds new Sim City servers – v1.3 patch released
As promised, the EA team has now increased the server pool for Sim City players to alleviate the load.
Amazon puts digital copies of SimCity back on sale
After pulling the digital version of the game from sale yesterday, Amazon has now made SimCity available again.
Can an online petition change EA’s mind over SimCity’s always-on DRM?
SimCity was released in the US on 5 March. It came out in Europe today (7 March) and is coming to the UK on the 8th.
EA says SimCity game launcher can be downloaded early in Europe
The European SimCity Facebook page states that people should soon (or maybe even right now) be able to download the game’s launcher ahead of the official release date of 8 March.
EA confident for Sim City EU launch – Waiting rooms added
We feel for Sim City gamers that have had all kinds of issues in the past 24 hours.
Here’s how Will Wright played the new SimCity
Being able to rope in the creator of SimCity to help promote your new entry in the series is a bit of a PR coup for EA.
Ocean Quigley: city size limits in SimCity are a performance trade-off
A sticking point about the new SimCity among long-term fans of the series has been the smaller areas present in the game for constructing your works of metropolitan wonder.
Sim City Beta registrations – Testing begins 25 January
The Sim City beta test will be starting on 25 January and budding city builders can sign-up now.
Ocean Quigley shares some SimCity colour filters
Ocean Quigley, a man with an almost impossibly good name, wants you to know about SimCity’s in-game colour filters.