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  • SimCity gets chunky update 3.0, full patch notes inside.

    SimCity developer Maxis has rolled out a new 3.0 patch for its world-building title, tweaking traffic, hotels and much more. It’s a biggie.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity patch to address traffic issues - again

    Maxis has prepared a slew of new SimCity fixes, once more hoping to correct the sandbox game’s transport woes.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity server issues "inexcusable", says series creator

    Will Wright, the original creator of SimCity, is not at all impressed with the launch woes which plagued the most recent release, although he did have praise for the game itself.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity to receive "additional fixes" post Update 2.0

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • SimCity users reporting overflowing sewers, and other bugs since 2.0 patch

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • SimCity Update 2.0 goes live on Monday

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • SimCity promotion offers DLC with dental products

    EA has bundled a piece of SimCity DLC with specially-marked Crest and Oral-B products.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity is cross-play enabled

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite help UK boxed sales jump in March

    Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite were the best-selling boxed games across the UK in March, and helped physical sales in Britain jump over previous months.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity releasing for Mac in June

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • SimCity cheetah speed enabled on all servers

    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.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity releases free but ad-supported DLC

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • DRM is a "failed dead end", says EA executive

    EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau says DRM isn’t something EA is interested in anymore, and therefore not the reason SimCity has an always-on Internet requirement.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity update 1.8 now available when firing up the game

    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.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity gets promised traffic congestion patch

    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 […]

    7 years ago
  • Team Meat: DRM is more damaging to companies than piracy, says Refenes

    Super Meat Boy developer Tommy Refenes has published a thought-provoking blog post on the impact of DRM as an effective measure against piracy. He argued that the cost going into DRM does little to offset losses suffered by piracy, and that the controversial security measure makes people more likely to pirate a game.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity buyers can choose one of 8 free EA games as compensation

    SimCity buyers who register their copy before March 25 can get one of eight free EA titles on Origin as compensation for the game’s shaky launch issues.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity "not an offline experience, in many ways an MMO," says Maxis

    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.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity traffic congestion fixes detailed

    As discussed in a previous update, EA Maxis will patch SimCity to do something about the currently unavoidable and nonsensical traffic jams which ruin everything, forever.

    7 years ago
  • SimCity: 'harsh reviews are fair', says studio manager

    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.

    7 years ago

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