Category Archives: Simulation
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.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 17:49 BST
Updates and expansions for Kerbal Space Program, which part of the first wave of paid-Alphas allowed on Steam, will be free to customers who own the game and those those who buy it before the end of the month. The announcement was made by Squad after early adopters, who were promised free updates, became upset over having to pay extra for future expansions containing “major game-changing sets of features.” The game follows the Minecraft business model, meaning the price of the core game increases as development continues. Thanks, PC Gamer.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 15:45 BST
SimCity will be released for Mac in June, and players of the PC version will be able to play with one another across servers. Players who have previously purchased SimCity for PC, either as a physical or a digital copy will receive the Mac version as a free digital download on Origin. It arrives on the digital distribution service June 11.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 03:28 BST
The SimCity Facebook page confirms that cheetah speed is now available in-game. Some servers have been lucky enough to have the fastest speed available for quite some time, but even those of you in the busiest regions should now have access. Maxis also noted that update 2.0 is on the way.
Thanks, Blue’s News.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 02:53 BST
According to this new trailer, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf you can spend your days fishing, picking flowers and having deep and meaningful conversations with the animal residents of your perfect village. Why am I writing news instead of playing this? That’s it guys. I’m out. Oh wait – the game’s not. Expect it in North America on June 9 and in Europe on June 15.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 09:50 BST
Farming Simulator is heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 in September and GIANTS Software has released its first pair of screens into the wild.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 23:41 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 22:49 BST
CCP has been listening closely to the EVE Online community, and has a pile of starbase improvements planned for the Odyssey update during northern summer.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:13 BST
If you can stomach looking at the word “Nissan” from time to time, head over to Origin to grab the Leaf Station, a free piece of DLC bearing the car manufacturer’s brand. The charging station gives a one-time boost to business happiness in surrounding areas, boosts happiness for each sim that uses it, requires no water, power or workers, and produces no waste or pollution. The DLC will be available for just six months.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 23:53 BST
A western release of Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s unusual sim Fantasy Life seems more and more likely. In addition to a European trademark filed last month, Siliconera reports the developer has moved to secure a US one. Unfortunately, there’ve been no rumblings from any of the usual publishers, but perhaps a 3DS eShop release is possible. Fantasy Life released in Japan in December and sold out almost immediately; Level-5 is already planning sequels.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 09:52 GMT
Ninja Village is the latest game from sim-wizards Kairosoft, and it’s out on Android now.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 05:31 GMT
Namco Banfai has released a huge pile of localised screens for From Software’s latest, Armored Core: Verdict Day. A few of these you will have seen before, but the English translations give a much better idea of what to expect from the mech battler’s faction-based multiplayer mode. Verdict Day is heading to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan in September, and will also arrive in the west sometime this year.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 14:31 GMT
Maxis has patched SimCity to version 1.8, which is available the moment you fire it up. Improvements have been made to text, roads and general fixes such as police stations no longer being able to hold more prisoners than the max capacity, and more. The full patch notes are below. Thanks, Blue.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 21:41 GMT
Ha ha, look at this Kickstarter; it’s called Pixelry Champions, and it’s about jousting. The pixellated adventure has players kitting out their own little knight’s home; crafting unique armour sets; serving as a guard; drinking at the pub; shopping; and hopefully eventually marrying princess Arianna Annabelle di Grandigund Hyacinthe. It’s an expanded commercial release of an already pretty delicious project, and wants just £23,000 for a November PC release, with Android, iOS, Linux and Mac ports in the offing.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 01:24 GMT
Piranha Games’ latest content update for free-to-play MMO MechWarrior Online is hefty indeed. The star billing is shared by the new Tourmaline Desert and Jagermech, but a new Testing Grounds area has been added, too, allowing you to check out new gear and features before wandering into battle. You may want to take advantage of this, as Piranha has added a bunch of optional control tweaks, such as a gas pedal, a torso to legs centre, and better joystick support. On top of that, there’s a pile of consumables and cosmetic items, and a leaderboard challenge.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 23:14 GMT
Transit sim Cities in Motions 2 is now available for pre-order, and those who pony up in advance will score the Modern Collection DLC. The add-on is trailered through the break, and contains additional trolley buses, trams, a boat for water lines and a new stop type which lets passengers change services more rapidly. Cities in Motion launches on PC on April 2, for $20. Pre-orders can be made directly through Paradox and its digital distribution partners.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 22:01 GMT
Maxis has issued a new patch for SimCity with some much-discussed fixes for traffic congestion. As well as helping clear your streets, the patch helps emergency vehicles make it to their targets, ensures all buildings can be demolished, and adds some performance improvements for ageing rigs. Plus, a new server – Asia 2 – launches today. Full patch notes are available on the EA forums. Despite its troubled launch, SimCity made 1.1 million sales.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 22:56 GMT
SimCity’s everyone’s favourite whipping boy at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped it selling like tasty Canadian hotcakes and attracting more users to Origin than ever before.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 18:30 GMT
Maxis GM Lucdy Bradshaw has taken to EA’s The Beat blog to touch upon SimCity’s online components along with “straight answers” regarding the always-connected topic.