Posts Tagged simcity

Maxis update on SimCity improvements and fixes

SimCity fixes continue with a list of planned updates from Maxis, some of which have been applied to the test server already.

By Paul Younger | 12 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity Cheetah speed is now on live servers

Since the launch of SimCity Maxis has had to remove the Cheetah speed setting which has frustrated many players.

By Paul Younger | 10 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity back on top of UK PC charts

After a brief break from the top spot, SimCity is back at the top of the UK game charts for week ending 6 April.

By Paul Younger | 8 Apr 2013 | 2

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.

By Paul Younger | 3 Apr 2013 | 3

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.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Mar 2013 | 4

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.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Elly | 22 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity traffic improvements now live in 1.7 patch

Maxis has finally released the 1.7 patch for SimCity which includes the traffic improvements.

By Paul Younger | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity sells 1.1 million in first two weeks

The figures are now in for SimCity sales in the first two weeks of release courtesy of EA.

By Paul Younger | 18 Mar 2013 | 1

SimCity Review

Before I get this review underway,  I need to have a super-quick recap of the SimCity launch.

By Paul Younger | 18 Mar 2013 | 4

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Mar 2013 | 4

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Mar 2013 | 11

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 11 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Sim City tops UK PC charts

As expected, Sim City tops the UK Pc game charts for week ending 9 March.

By Paul Younger | 11 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Mar 2013 | 3

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Mar 2013 | 2

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.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Mar 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 6 Mar 2013 | 4

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.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | 10

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.

By Paul Younger | 18 Jan 2013 | 2