Tag: simcity

  • Highly Questionable – Alternative Awards 2013

    James presides over the worst awards ceremony since December’s VGXs.

  • Maxis confirms SimCity offline mode

    Maxis Emeryville studio’s General Manager, Patrick Buechner has confirmed that the highly requested offline mode is coming to SimCity. In a blog article on the SimCity website, Buechner writes: “Yes, Offline is coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players. When we launch it, all of your previously downloaded content will be available to you anytime,…

  • Letter from the Editor – What price Xbox One & PS4?

    Gamers have just one problem with the games industry and it’s not the quality of game consoles or the games made for them. It’s all about the money.

  • EA shutting down SimCity Social/The Sims on Facebook

    Today seems to be the day of closure announcements. It is time to mark some more dates on your 2013 calendar because SimCity Social, The Sims Social, and Pet Society will be shutting up shop permanently on June 14th this year. The biggest surprise of the shut downs comes in the form of SimCity Social…

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to be DRM-Free on PC

    The move will come as positive news to those who have taken issue with recent always-online titles, such as SimCity. In a statement to Kotaku, game designer Maciej Szczesnik said: “We are trying to get rid of DRM. If someone wants to pirate a game, eventually he will.” “Which is bad, of course,” managing director Adam…

  • SimCity buyers can pick one of 8 free EA Origin games

    Two weeks ago we reported that EA/Maxis was “confident” about SimCity’s International launch. However, the game’s UK launch still saw mass server queues, lost cloud saved data, and a myriad of glitches within the game. Since launch SimCity has been heavily criticized for its “always-online” stance, with Maxis and EA both claiming that offline would…

  • The Ready Up Podcast – Season 2, Episode 14 – Faec Time

    Laura and Tony are joined this week by the Frangy Frandroid herself, Fran Shergold, and Jon Brady of 7BitArcade, Big Red Barrel, and The Internet.

  • EA confident about SimCity’s UK launch after US issues

    Maxis’ SimCity launched in the US on March 5th, but some American players have been left unable to play, even in single player mode, due to the game’s server issues. SimCity requires players to be constantly connected to EA’s Origin servers, likely due to the always-on DRM, but EA has claimed they are “working non-stop”…