Category Archives: Simulation
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 02:23 BST
In a somewhat insufferably cute attempt to meet pirates on their own ground, Greenheart Games released a build of Game Dev Tycoon onto torrent sites to allow pirates to share it freely. With a catch.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 23:50 BST
Holy moly, Star Citizen just won’t quit.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 05:59 BST
A patch expected to resolve issues with the Xbox 360 version of Monaco has unfortunately not fixed the problem, resulting in a longer wait than expected.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 | 19:10 BST
Maxis is in the process of fixing issues stemming from SimCity update 2.0 which upon applying, causes some cities to experience overflowing sewers, and other hilarious – though rage inducing- bugs which weren’t there before. The developer has listed several items it intends to fix in the coming weeks, such as a reducing the “need for rollbacks,” higher than expected regional air pollution, High School buses stuck in neighboring cities and more. A list is through here. Thanks, PCgamesN.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 20:02 BST
EVR, a 6v6 space dogfighting game set in the EVE universe and built for Oculus Rift, has been announced by CCP.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 19:36 BST
Jamie Stowe, the technical director for the naval battles in Assassin’s Creed 3, has joined 22Cans to work on Godus.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 21:14 BST
Klei Entertainement’s survival game Don’t Starve has launched on Steam. I noticed this last night while I was updating a game and having a chat session with a friend about The Hobbit and Game of Thrones. I almost hit the buy button. What I didn’t know though, was that the game will come with “six months of free post-release content.” Thanks to Eurogamer for enlightening me on the matter. The game is currently on sale for 10% off, and from all accounts it, sounds like a fun time. I may pick it up after all. Check it out yourself through the links.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 03:51 BST
Much anticipated heist-sim Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine arrives on Steam today, but the Xbox Live Arcade version has been pushed back. An update to the game’s Facebook page explains that Pocketwatch discovered a last minute “issue” – but don’t worry, it’s already found a solution and submitted it to Microsoft, so once the update has been certified it should be good to go. Monaco won an IGF award three years ago and we’ve been (im)patiently awaiting it since then.
Thanks, Shack News.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 21:21 BST
Chris Roberts has said he hasn’t ruled out releasing Star Citizen on other platforms, such as PS4, but there’s nothing to announce at present.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 20:41 BST
Maxis released SimCity update 2.0 yesterday, and various users are reporting bugs which run the gambit of: sewage overflow, trees honking like a car horn, hundreds of taxis flooding the streets, loading screen freezes and buildings which cannot have construction completed. The list of issues is rather large, and can be found the SimCity Subreddit and the EA Forums. Thanks, PCgamesN.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 15:58 BST
Wanna-be surgeons should head over to Steam and try their hand at Surgeon Simulator 2013. At present, the game is 30% off until April 22, so until then you can grab it for $6.99 instead of $9.99. Looking over the video for it, it appears to be a game in which you can torture patients at will – all in hilariously, diabolical ways of course. Since landing on Steam Greenlight, the game has been given more environments, and new operations. Check it out through the link and watch the video below.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 19:28 BST
An update for SimCity, which fixes a significant number of issues will be released on Monday. According to the extensive patch notes, new additions with the patch include a Mayors Mansion allowing mayors to “drive their fancy cars to work, or take their helicopter, limo, or sports car if the modules are present.” The HUD now color-corrects when in colorblind mode, and data maps will show the filtered color when a color filter is enabled. Casinos, education, and transit fixes were also noted. Head through the link for the patch notes. Expect it to go live on April 22.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 15:11 BST
Frontier Developments had a Zoo Tycoon title in the works for Xbox 360 called Microsoft Zoo before it was cancelled by the publisher.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 02:46 BST
EA has bundled a piece of SimCity DLC with specially-marked Crest and Oral-B products.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 01:18 BST
Tomorrow Corporation’s Little Inferno is now available for Mac. It’s available direct from the developer or via Gamersgate and Steam, and will set you back $10. The team is also working on a Linux port, and an update to the iOS version allowing play on older iPhone 4 models and iPod Touch 4. Little Inferno debuted on Wii U and is also available on PC; it has sold over 250,000 copies and won an award at this year’s IGF.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 23:01 BST
Hawken’s anticipated Technician update goes live on April 18, bringing a new map, mech and achievements system to the free-to-play combat sim.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 17:15 BST
Frontier Developments has announced Coaster Crazy Deluxe for Wii U, which is being developed in parallel across its UK and Canadian studios with Elite: Dangerous.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 08:09 BST
The Mac and PC versions of SimCity are multiplayer compatible, according to PCGamesN. Since anybody who owns the PC version will also have free access to a Mac copy, this means you can merrily migrate your account back and forth between the two platforms, which just goes to show there’s at least one upside to this always-on cloud stuff. The Mac version is due on June 11.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 17:27 BST
Arcen Games have announced its new turn-based 4X god sim called Skyward Collapse is n development.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 16:55 BST
A new expansion pack for The Sims 3 will land later this summer, and it’s called Island Paradise.