Tag Archives: maxis
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 | 03:47 BST
SimCity is looking replete with intricate detail in these new screenshots. Also, for bonus points: graphs. Oh yeah.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 13:56 BST
EA is currently locking legal horns with Zynga over claims that the latter copied The Sims Social. Lucy Bradshaw, general manager of the Maxis label as issued a statement thanking gamers for their support throughout the issue.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 | 00:44 BST
Maxis boss Lucy Bradshaw has said EA is doing everything it can to avoid the horrors of a flaky online launch ala Diablo III.
Thu, Jul 05, 2012 | 13:46 BST
EA has announced SimCity Social had left beta and is now available for you and your friends to play on Facebook. In the game, cities will evolve as a direct result of player-driven choice, and as mayor, you will deal with all sorts of unforeseen issues like fires, crime and pollution, and make crucial decisions as well. Social features allow you to build relationships with other cities – friendly or not-so-friendly – through the friend and foe system. Go play it here. Screens are below.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 06:20 BST
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 00:50 BST
Here’s a little something we missed in covering EA’s E3 2012 line-up; SimCity has been dated for February 2013. The series relaunch was announced in March but EA and Maxis had not previously pinned it down beyond next year. It’s expected to launch on PC, but possibly support browser-based play.
Fri, Jun 01, 2012 | 10:13 BST
EA’s released three new screens of Sim City ahead of an E3 showing next week. Expect to see a great deal more of gameplay next week after a period of looking at videos on the game’s new Glassbox engine. Get the shots below the break.
The Maxis reboot launches next year for PC.
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 00:02 BST
So the SimCity reboot requires an always-on Internet connection – so what? It’s a multiplayer game.
Wed, May 02, 2012 | 07:35 BST
How did that song go? “Fire, I bring you to burn”. Yup, that’s the one. The latest SimCity video in the Glassbox scenario video series drives home that point. Nearby buildings alongside the source of the fire are in danger of catching fire, as detailed in the video below, with your town in danger of burning to the ground if there isn’t a nearby fire station.
Get the video below the break. The Maxis reboot launches next year. Thanks, Joystiq.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 03:20 BST
EA has filed a trademark for SimOcean. We don’t know a blessed thing more, but before you get too excited, consider that the SimCity reboot means it’s a great time to make some defensive registrations, and that Maxis’s Glassbox Engine does a lot of really funky things, some of which EA would be mad not to copyright. Good that? Good. Now go forth and speculate about The-Sims-meets-Spongebob to your hearts content.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | 11:40 BST
Maxis vice-president Brett Barry has told VG247 that SimCity is a fully-loaded relaunch of the series rather than a fifth game in the franchise.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 14:12 BST
EA’s released a new scenario video of the GlassBox engine used to power SimCity, this time showing how the water system can work in the game and how it being polluted can lead to sick days and a downturn in your economy. Get the video below.
SimCity launches next year on PC.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 22:53 BST
SimCity lead producer Kip Katsarelis has said SimCity has to have some sort of mission structure for a new generation of players.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 14:40 BST
Following its GDC unveiling earlier this month, the first previews for SimCity has gone live. The Maxis reboot is sounding like it’s in promising form, going by this round of impressions. Get the links below. If you have any to add, do so below. SimCity launches on PC in 2013.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 01:10 GMT
The new SimCity is built on an engine which supports some of the most advanced simulation features the series has ever seen.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 00:02 GMT
A few more snippets on the newly-confirmed SimCity have slipped out of GDC 2012.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 13:32 GMT
Sat, Mar 03, 2012 | 22:16 GMT
And one more rumor slash purported leak for you today: a pre-visualization trailer stating SimCity 5 will release in 2013.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 | 21:20 GMT
EA’s announced it’s to livestream its upcoming event at GDC in a few weeks, with the event focussing on changing the world.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 | 03:22 GMT
Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity and Spore franchises, has a “triple-A simulation style game” in the works, according to recruiting.