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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. But that’s not the answer Maxis GM Lucy Bradshaw gave CVG when asked that very question. Never underestimate the power of your fans,” she replied. All …

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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! Gamers have been reporting a largely trouble-free time both downloading the game and logging into its servers ever since it went live at midnight. EA confirmed via Twitter …

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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. Speaking during an earnings call yesterday, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau touched briefly on how the game has moved on from the title’s rocky start with consumers – adding that …

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EA promises a smooth UK launch for SimCity

The server woes that darkened SimCity’s US launch yesterday will not be repeated when the game hits the UK this Friday. That’s according to EA, which has vowed to correct the wrongs of yesterday’s mistakes by the end of the week. "We’re making changes to prevent further issues and are …

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Origin servers spoil SimCity’s US launch

Many PC gamer’s worst fears have come to fruition with news that EA’s Origin servers have crippled the US launch of SimCity. It’s yet another example of a primarily single player game being borked by a publisher’s insistence of implementing internet-centric DRM in a title. RockPaperShotgun reports that gamers trying …

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Dev speaks out on SimCity’s 2013 implosion

The launch of SimCity in 2013 has become one of gaming’s most infamous online cock-ups. The Maxis title arrived alongside a huge amount of hype, but the decision to require that even single player users log onto EA’s systems to access their game led to millions being unable to play …

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Bungie vows to make sure Destiny works at launch

Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto Online, Final Fantasy XIV, SimCity, Half-Life 2, Diablo III – the list of online launch disasters is hardly a small one. But Bungie has said that it is already working on measures to ensure that Destiny is not added to any such list this September. …

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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. The studio on Monday confirmed plans to finally introduce an offline mode to the game. Much of the reaction to the news in the games press focused on previous claims from the studio that such …

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SimCity to get offline mode, mod support

After vehemently insisting for months that an offline mode for SimCity was impossible, EA is set to introduce just that. The always-online city-building game was plagued with server issues for weeks after launch, prompting EA tooffer a free gamein a bid to appease outraged gamers.However, developer Maxis had insisted that …

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