Entries in 'simcity' (37)

Maxis details the colossal job involved in taking SimCity offline

Maxis details the colossal job involved in taking SimCity offline

It has taken over half a year to successfully take SimCity offline, Maxis has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 9:37AM in News
SimCity to get offline mode

SimCity to get offline mode

Maxis has come good on hints it dropped in October by confirming the introduction of an offline mode to the controversial city building title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Maxis has a dedicated team exploring taking SimCity offline

Maxis has a dedicated team exploring taking SimCity offline

EA’s controversial PC and Mac title SimCity could yet have an offline future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 3:18PM in News
New SimCity DLC to give 80% of revenue to Red Cross

New SimCity DLC to give 80% of revenue to Red Cross

The next piece of DLC for EA’s SimCity will allow gamers to improve the real-world as well as their fictional hangouts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 1:34PM in News

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SimCity offline mode mentioned in EA customer survey

SimCity offline mode mentioned in EA customer survey

EA appears to be considering a reversal in its stance on the infamous always-on policy for SimCity, according to a customer survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 10th 2013 at 1:00AM in News
First UK game download charts says SimCity was March's PC bestseller

First UK game download charts says SimCity was March's PC bestseller

SimCity and BioShock Infinite come out the best in the first official PC download charts for the UK.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 28th 2013 at 1:07AM in News
EA: SimCity has recovered from "challenging" launch

EA: SimCity has recovered from "challenging" launch

SimCity has sold 1.6m copies since navigating through and recovering from a “challenging” launch – according to the game's publisher, EA.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2013 at 7:01AM in News
SimCity going offline ahead of Update 2.0 implementation

SimCity going offline ahead of Update 2.0 implementation

EA is taking SimCity offline – deliberately this time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 9:33AM in News

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SimCity makes digital-only move to Mac on June 11th

SimCity makes digital-only move to Mac on June 11th

The Mac version of EA’s SimCity will be released on June 11st, the publisher has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2013 at 3:38PM in News
SimCity gets free Nissan DLC

SimCity gets free Nissan DLC

Players of troubled simulation title SimCity now have access to a free piece of Nissan-sponsored DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 3rd 2013 at 10:08AM in News
EA: DRM is a dead-end strategy, was never discussed in SimCity meetings

EA: DRM is a dead-end strategy, was never discussed in SimCity meetings

The always-on internet requirement of Maxis’ SimCity was never designed as a DRM measure, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2013 at 3:18PM in News
SimCity sales reach 1.1m copies, breaks Origin records

SimCity sales reach 1.1m copies, breaks Origin records

EA’s controversial city-simulator SimCity has passed the 1m unit sales mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2013 at 10:12AM in News

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EA names free games for SimCity owners

EA names free games for SimCity owners

Owners of SimCity on PC have been told which games they will be able to claim for free as an apology for the strategy game’s rocky launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2013 at 8:57AM in News
Bradshaw's "straight answers" challenged by SimCity modder

Bradshaw's "straight answers" challenged by SimCity modder

Maxis GM Lucy Bradshaw has tried to diffuse some of the anger being thrown at SimCity, but fresh claims from the modding community have cast doubt on the studio’s defence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Maxis finally responds to SimCity AI concerns, admits there is a problem

Maxis finally responds to SimCity AI concerns, admits there is a problem

After a frustrating silence, SimCity developer Maxis has finally conceded that there are AI issues troubling its game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2013 at 2:51PM in News
Opinion: SimCity teething problems only help make EA better at online

Opinion: SimCity teething problems only help make EA better at online

Last weekend's SimCity launch proved to be a trial by fire for EA – but I can only see this situation as one the publishing giant has won.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 14th 2013 at 2:51PM in News

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What lesson has Maxis learnt from SimCity launch?

What lesson has Maxis learnt from SimCity launch?

Some might expect the main lesson to be learnt from the launch of SimCity was the perils of including always-on DRM in your product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 1:34PM in News
Reports contest Maxis' claims that SimCity cannot work offline

Reports contest Maxis' claims that SimCity cannot work offline

Despite the fact that SimCity is now working, the online games community continues to target it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2013 at 11:13AM in News
SimCity problems are "almost behind us" says EA studio Maxis

SimCity problems are "almost behind us" says EA studio Maxis

Adding more and more servers to support the launch of its SimCity reboot appears to be helping EA turn a corner.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 11th 2013 at 9:34AM in News
Will Wright gives the new SimCity his blessing

Will Wright gives the new SimCity his blessing

The man who created the first ever SimCity has said that he likes EA’s modern interpretation, which went on sale in the UK today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2013 at 3:16PM in News
Internal Maxis memo admits SimCity backlash is "fair"

Internal Maxis memo admits SimCity backlash is "fair"

A memo from Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw circulated within the studio reveals how much the troubled launch of SimCity has hurt the developer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2013 at 2:52PM in News
SimCity launches smoothly in the UK; Amazon pulls digital game from sale in the US

SimCity launches smoothly in the UK; Amazon pulls digital game from sale in the US

After what has been a wretched start to life this week, SimCity has finally arrived in the UK – and everything’s fine!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2013 at 8:49AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Australia's first ever R18+ rated videogame hit shelves this week, and the iGEA and media were there to help celebrate.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 8th 2013 at 5:21AM in News
Maxis: Our team won't stop until SimCity is fixed

Maxis: Our team won't stop until SimCity is fixed

The team at SimCity developer Maxis has pledged that they won’t rest until the game is working correctly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2013 at 2:50PM in News