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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

Maxis has come good on hints it dropped in October by confirming the introduction of an offline mode to the controversial city building title. SimCity offline is coming. I’ve wanted to say those words for quite some time,” Maxis Emeryville’s GM Patrick Buechner said. Offline is coming as a free …

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UPDATE: PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance won’t work offline

The recently released PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Steam appears to crash if a user’s internet connection is lost. Numerous users have taken to the Steam forums to complain both that the game – which is entirely single player – won’t launch at all in offline mode …

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Maxis has a dedicated team exploring taking SimCity offline

EA’s controversial PC and Mac title SimCity could yet have an offline future. Maxis Emeryville studio MD Patrick Buechner confirmed in a blog post that the developer is actively exploring the possibility, which has been called for by fans ever since the game made its troubled arrival earlier this year. …

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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. GameSpot reports on the publisher’s request for player feedback on the game, which mentions a ‘Classic Mode’ described as such: "In offline or online mode, play a single, …

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Sunset Overdrive will use Xbox One Cloud but should be playable offline

Insomniac hopes for Xbox One title Sunset Overdrive to be playable offline despite plans to utilise Microsoft’s cloud computing network. "Our intent is that you will be able to play the single-player without an online connection," Insomniac president and CEO Ted Price told GameInformer. "The game will be updated with …

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EA announces single-player offline The Sims 4 that is definitely single player and offline

SimCity studio Maxis has revealed that The Sims 4 is in the works. EA’s press release waits until only the second sentence to confirm that The Sims 4 will be a SINGLE PLAYER and OFFLINE game. A bit eager, you may argue, but with Maxis’ name currently proving pretty toxic …

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SimCity going offline ahead of Update 2.0 implementation

EA is taking SimCity offline – deliberately this time. The game will go offline for around two hours from 9pm tonight in order for dozens of fixes to be applied for many of the issues that have been irking players since launch. Here are the changes in full, as posted …

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Xbox Live downtime serves as timely reminder of connected console perils

Many UK and American players were left unable to log into Xbox Live over the weekend. "We are still hard at work fixing the issue members are having signing in to Xbox Live,” a statement read. Rest assured we have every available resource working on fixing the problem." It also …

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