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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. Now that the server woes that blighted the game’s launch are seemingly over with, attention has turned to a number of AI oddities that are dampening many player’s enjoyment of the game. …

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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. To recap: EA struggled to maintain server connections for swathes of SimCity players logging for launch. The game requires an always-on web …

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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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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. Accusations of all sorts are being flung online, ranging from broken AI pathfinding to critical services bugs, but perhaps the most significant is the claim that EA has lied about the game’s dependency on …

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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. A new statement from studio head Lucy Bradshaw says the core problem with getting in and having a great SimCity experience is almost behind us”. Although it might take …

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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. "I like it a lot," Will Wright told NowGamer. "It’s interesting, in some sense it reminds me of the post-economic crash. It’s not about making your …

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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. "I’ll start by saying that I couldn’t be more proud of SimCity and the Maxis team that made it and are supporting it," it reads, as …

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