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SimCity will not require always-on connection, no mod support at launch

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 13:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA Maxis has confirmed to SimCity will be sold on digital distribution platforms other than Origin, but the game will still require players log on to EA’s service to register the game. It has also said there won’t be mod support for the game, at least at launch.

Earlier today, Joystiq and other outlets which attended previews of the title during  GDC, were reporting EA said the game would require an “always-on connection” to Origin in order to not only play the game’s multiplayer, but because of player impact on the game’s global economy.

EA has since clarified to GameSpy Origin was only required in ordee to “start playing the game,” even if it wasn’t the service players purchased it from. Players will also not be kicked out of the game should they lose internet service.

Lead designer Stone Librande said announcements regarding which digital services it would be sold on would be revealed at a later date.

EA Maxis also said while the game wouldn’t launch with mod support, the potential for said support was still a probability later on down the line.

“Right now we’ve got our work cut out for us to build the product up to the quality level it deserves as a SimCity,” said creative director Ocean Quigley. “Then after we ship, we’ll make decisions about how we can and when exactly we’ll support mods.

“The reason people are still playing SimCity 4 almost ten years later is because the modding community essentially re-created it and filled it with new content and fixed bugs and made it as much of a hobby as it is a game. We’re very cognizant of that — we’re not idiots.”

Previews for the game went live today, and you can a list of sites with eyes-on time through our handy dandy round up.

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33 Comments

  1. drewbles82

    that always puts me off buying the game. stupid idea. Some people when they net goes down, like to actually load a game up while they wait, or go away for the weekend etc.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    I had a feeling that EA would keep me from buying this. Didn’t take long.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    @2 – totally agree. No sale.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Zana

    The most annoyed people are the ones who choose to buy the game.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    I’m sure that’s largely true, but none of the games that EA are using as Origin-bait are really that interesting.

    I don’t need Mass Effect 2.5, STWoW or a Sim City reboot aimed at the cityville crowd.

    BF3 and The Saboteur are the only two games I own on Origin. The Saboteur was 5 bucks, and I had a great excuse to buy BF3. Someone threatened to buy it for me if I didn’t, and I couldn’t have that ;)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. diego-rbb-93

    Somewhere… Inside you… Beyond heart… Beyond mind… Beyond your soul… Some kind of divine force… Its nervous… Its strange… Its furious… And keeps screaming something he wants EA to know… I don´t know exactly but I can feel it… Its the gamer beyond the beyond… And he screaming… What is he screaming!!!??? Let me hear… “F*CK YOU!!!”.

    Well, that one was clear. Sorry guys, no deal. Sim City 4 still instaled here, really happy with it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    TO PIRATE BAY!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. HauntaVirus

    Count me out then.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. lama

    not buying either! im tired of all this online social cr..

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Fin

    @7

    Pirating makes the situation worse. The more people pirate, the more draconian DRM becomes.
    If you don’t like a DRM system, don’t buy or play the game. Don’t pirate.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    @10 Based on what? It shouldn’t inspire a publisher to make games that are worth even less.

    I think the worse piracy gets, the more justified executives feel in being ignorant assholes selling ineffective solutions to their investors, and moving their products further away from their intended audience, but fundamentally it’s not a smart decision, it just means more pirates.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    As the good ol’ Gabe Newell said, if you make a game worth playing and enjoyable to be able to get onto the game then you don’t need to worry about piracy so much as people will want to buy it instead of pirate it.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. GrimRita

    I dont mind having to use an ‘always on’ internet connection to play…but the words Origin and EA send shivers down my spine. Who knows what kind of data they will be harvesting when your connection to origin is still on and you’re busy surfing the web.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Fin

    @11

    ?

    You just reiterated my point – the worse piracy gets, the worse the product becomes.

    @12

    That’s no justification to pirate.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. nielsthomas1

    Well, guess what I won’t be buying…
    Always-on? With my Internet shutting down every hour for no reason, that would be just great.
    And Origin, *shudder*, I only use that for Battlefield 3. And Mass Effect 3 because EA was nice enough to give me that for free. But I will never use that service for anything else.

    “We’re not idiots.”
    Yes you are.

    @12 Don’t pirate, ever. Either boycott the game or buy it. Piracy will only make things worse.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Kabby

    Good ol’ Gabe Newell is also the King of DRM.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OwnedWhenStoned

    I’m buying it anyway. It seems to be that as I get older, I give less and less of a crap about various DRM / Digital Distribution

    #17 3 years ago
  18. deathgaze

    Heh, I love articles like these. It basically screams “Here’s some EA flame bait.”

    Look, I can understand if you’re some sort of anti-establishment type that Origin looks like the coming of the Anti-Christ. But it’s not really that bad. It works pretty much the same as Steam and it tends to stay out of the way and do it’s job. In that way, in particular, it seems to do a better job than Steam.

    All this EA hate makes absolutely no sense. Heaven forbid you give money to an evil corporation like EA. You already give your money to plenty of other evil corporations. What’s one more going to hurt? What exactly are you protesting by not buying games on Origin? Do you only reinforce monopolies that you happen to like (ala Steam)? It boggles my mind.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. The_Red

    The last big Maxis game was Spore and it was killed because of supposed protective measures.
    Looks like their new title is on the same path of self destruction. Note to EA: F*** you. For limited installations, for always online mandate and for everything else.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. The_Red

    Also, once again Pirates get the better experience: They don’t have to worry about internet connection OR Origin while legit customers can’t even play the game if they lose their connection.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. m2stech

    So is this game like a MMO now, no more single player?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. silkvg247

    I think pirating DRM ridden filth and buying non DRM games is a good way to beat these kinds of demons.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DSB

    @14 Maybe for some. What I actually wanted to say was that the problem is far more complex than that. If you see piracy as a reason to punish your paying customers, all you’re doing is digging a deeper hole for yourself and your business.

    Smart business people understand that, the stupid ones don’t.

    DRM has no effect except for devalueing the product you give to your customers. Disappointing your customers is a terrible way to run a business, and even if you manage to grow in spite of that, it won’t be at the rate of more progressive businesses.

    I’d use Ubisoft as an example. They follow your logic. The worse piracy is percieved to be, the harder they are on their paying customers. The result has been a 60% decrease in their business, and a veritable pounding from business analysts. With the PC revenue of EA being their most profitable on any platform, and Activision growing their PC business 200% in the same time period, I think it’s easy to see that Ubisoft are slowly committing harikiri over pirates who aren’t threatening anyone else.

    Piracy isn’t a force for good in the world, and it shouldn’t be celebrated, but quite obviously, a lot of executives don’t have the best of their businesses at heart. Instead of facing the problem and earning for their businesses, they’re wasting it on DRM that does nothing but lead to a slump in sales. They’re spending more, to lose more.

    The progressive executives who advocate interfacing with their customers and providing better products are rolling in money. I don’t think we should celebrate or feel sorry for businessmen who excel at hurting their businesses.

    No matter how wrong piracy is, they’re still morons who deserve every hit they take.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Dinasis

    I’m glad to see so many people saying not to pirate games. If developers or publishers are going to treat us as likely criminals, the only way we can prove ourselves better customers than they consider us is to buy games with problem DRM and tell them that we don’t like it. Since that alone won’t work, and because they can hire companies to get an idea of how many illegal copies are floating around the torrent networks, the best course for us to take as consumers is to skip those titles entirely (possibly while telling them why we aren’t buying).

    Also, all this hatred, rage, and destructive negativity doesn’t really help. It’s sort of like expecting to get your problems solved if all you do is yell when you call tech support. See Cracked.com (number 3, in particular) for funnier explanations.

    Also, #16, #18, and #11/#23 speak truth.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. JB

    So Fin are you ready to back up your “catchy phrases” with some evidence ?

    Perhaps some independent research data, or something like it ?

    #25 3 years ago
  26. G1GAHURTZ

    Get lost EA!

    You just lost another customer.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. GrimRita

    @18
    There is no way on gods earth EAs shitty Origin is better than Steam. The latter offers more in terms of games, does more in terms of community and has supported the PC platform when EA decided to reduce its out put on the format, apart from the ‘ported’ BC2.

    EA only have Origin so they can charge full price,and take 100% slice of the pie.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. VancouverBlade

    Where the hell do they get staff with those names from? Stone Librande and Ocean Quigley… sounds like Sims names already.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. TheWulf

    That’s worrying.

    No mods at launch goes against what they told us originally. :|

    #29 3 years ago
  30. deathgaze

    @27 Sounds like a compelling argument… except it isn’t true. I got BFBC2 for ***FIVE*** dollars. I got Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm for SEVEN dollars EACH. EA is plenty generous on their own platform, it turns out.

    Besides, this isn’t a Sony vs. Microsoft type argument. It’s the PC: We can have our cake and eat it too. An Origin account is free, same as a Steam account. If you don’t want access to more awesome game deals, it’s your call. More cheap games for me. :D

    #30 3 years ago
  31. deathgaze

    @29 Uhhh, nothing in the announcement pertained to mods in the slightest. Not sure where you’re getting your info.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. GrimRita

    @30 yeah BC2 for 5 dollars – how old is that game? I guess we could look at other ‘deals’ where the games are the same or cost more than they would if bought in store.

    £55 for Mass Effect 3 (deluxe)and £40 for BF3 are real bargains..NOT and even look at Sim city – £65!!! WTF SIXTY FIVE POUNDS for a DE version and £45 for normal – I call it taking the piss.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    Right. EA has since clarified you will only need to be online when paying multiplayer and in order to “in order to start playing.” You will also not be kicked out “if your connection is interrupted.”

    #33 3 years ago

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    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]