Tag Archives: maxis
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 10:02 BST
SimCity developer Maxis has issued a new 4.0 update for its oft-debated world-builder. The patch adds a new park, improves emergency response time and much more. Get the patch notes here.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 19:37 BST
Mon, May 06, 2013 | 18:29 BST
The next installment in EA’s life simulation series, The Sims 4, has been officially announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 17:04 GMT
SimCity’s launch has been fraught with turmoil, thanks to server issues, DRM finger-pointing and reviews that slam the game based on server-side problems instead of on merit. In a new interview, Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw has stated that the criticism is perfectly understandable and fair.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 09:45 GMT
SimCity has been modded to allow for uninterrupted offline play, following the spate of server issues that dogged the game when it launched last week.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 22:41 GMT
Maxis is looking into a way of fixing traffic and pathfinding bugs that currently plague SimCity.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 21:44 GMT
We’ve been told by Maxis that despite what everyone seems to want, it would not in any way be easy to take SimCity offline. They’ve said that many of the computations the game makes are done server-side, and so “it wouldn’t be possible to make the game offline without a significant amount of engineering work by our team.” But that stance may not reflect reality, according to a RockPaperShotgun source.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 12:06 GMT
Maxis founder Will Wright will make a special appearance at this year’s GameHorizon event in Newcastle which takes place May 8-9.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | 23:07 GMT
EA is offering an olive branch to SimCity players by way of a free PC game, as an apology for the server issues stemming from the game’s launch. The firm has also said it is “definitely looking into” an offline mode for the title.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 19:58 GMT
And in more SimCity news, EA has suspended its marketing campaign for the game in light of all the issues its launch has faced this week.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 21:48 GMT
SimCity, sadly, hasn’t launched well in the US due to server issues. Across the pond however, we’re all playing it happily. VG247′s Sam Clay spends a day in the city.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 15:49 GMT
An internal memo from EA has surfaced which shows just how much trouble Maxis had with the launch of SimCity.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 13:08 GMT
SimCity may have got off to a rocky start this week, but series creator Will Wright has been playing it, and he’s very pleased with the results.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 14:51 GMT
SimCity reviews have begun Stateside, and we’re rounding up every score right here.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 14:51 GMT
SimCity just launched in the UK, while the US build continues to suffer. We chart EA’s hellish week to recap exactly what went wrong.