Tag Archives: maxis
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.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 21:48 GMT
There have been conflicting reports this week about what you can do if you feel screwed by your inability to play the copy of SimCity you paid $60 for due to the server meltdowns. But there is one thing you should know: if you bought the game through Origin, you will not get a refund.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 23:36 GMT
Though you can still pick up a physical copy of SimCity from Amazon, the online retailer has pulled the digital download from its figurative shelves, in an attempt to prevent more people from paying money for a product they can’t use.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 23:06 GMT
SimCity server woes continue, and EA is working around the clock to put them right. In the meantime the publisher has switched off some of the game’s non-essential features to ease the weight currently bearing down on the game’s servers.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 02:00 GMT
If you’re one of the folks who has been waiting to be able to play that copy of SimCity that unlocked like 44 hours ago, you’re not alone. But Maxis is working on it by trying to patch all the servers so hopefully they’ll work correctly. Cross your fingers.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 14:12 GMT
Origin is having issues getting digital copies of SimCity out to those who have ordered the latest from Maxis.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 15:53 GMT
The Sims 3: University Life expansion will launch on Origin across North America from tomorrow.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 21:13 GMT
SimCity director Ocean Quigley has said the cities in the game will be come larger at some point, but he doesn’t know exactly when. Speaking with Inc Gamers, Quigley said the smaller-sized cities at launch were a “performance decision” and once “mainstream computers become more capable,” Maxis could “certainly make the city sizes larger.” SimCity will be available March 8. Thanks, Shack.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 21:08 GMT
Another SimCity video featuring the original creator the series, Will Wright, has been released by EA and Maxis. In it, the game’s lead designer Stone Librande and Wright discuss how the latter prefers to build cities in the game. Watch it below. SimCity will be available March 8.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 17:04 GMT
Will Wright has discussed his experience with Maxis’ SimCity reboot in a recently-released video from EA.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 13:34 GMT
A second SimCity closed beta will go live on February 17, where participants will be testing an enhanced version of the game for one-hour. It’s the same part of the game which was tested in January, only enhanced. Those who haven’t already signed up can do so here. Registration ends on February 11. There’s also a trailer showing off the Heroes and Villains content included in the Limited Edition. The set allows players to create organized crime in the city and upgrade the police squad to a superhero status. Players can also unlock “a criminal mastermind by placing Dr. Vu’s Evil Lair” in the city. Get a supreme superhero to fight the evil doers by placing the Maxis Man’s Super Hero HQ in the city. SimCity will be available March 8.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 11:33 GMT
SimCity games can be stressful, especially when you’ve got meteor showers pelting the homes of your residents, tornadoes throwing cars about and other nightmare scenarios kicking off. Developer Maxis has explained why these things won’t be an issue in the game’s customisable and less-stressful sandbox mode in a new blog.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 15:12 GMT
SimCity’s general loveliness doesn’t know when to stop. EA has released a new trailer showcasing the advantages of picking up the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes three exclusive tile sets and a handful of well-known landmarks.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 13:37 GMT
SimCity is a game with many colour-coded UI labels and pointers, so it makes sense that developer Maxis has included three colour-blindness filters in the game. The game’s creative and art director Ocean Quigley has created a video demo of the filters at work, and has discussed the features in a new interview.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 13:56 GMT
The SimCity beta will run from January 25 – January 28, EA has announced. Those who’ve previously signed up are already in consideration for it, and limited slots are still available for late applicants. To be considered, sign up here by 2.00am, GMT on January 21. The beta consists of a “one hour slice of the game.” SimCity will be available March 8.
Wed, Jan 09, 2013 | 20:24 GMT
SimCity has a new video available, providing the viewer with a look at the introduction to the game. Using all gameplay footage, the video shows multi-city play, city specialization, a the first look at the Space Center. The game is out in March.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 | 13:52 GMT
A new SimCity video has been release, in which designer Stone Librande provides a look at some of the advanced strategies for growing a casino city using Multi-city play.