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SimCity review

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8 years ago

SimCity To Be Crippled By Always-On

Some good news and some bad news about the forthcoming SimCity reboot. Good news: you won't have to buy it through Origin, meaning there can be pricing competition. Bad news: you will have to play it through Origin, with a permanent online connection all the time. That's some fairly bloody enormous bad news. But there is time to convince EA that while there are many…

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Feature: Curvy Roads! Multiplayer! SimCity Or Dwarf Fortress? You Decide

We Take A First Look At: SimCity

Pity the simulated citizens who will live in SimCity, the reboot of the franchise of the same name, due from the god-game guys at Maxis sometime in 2013. No easy life for them, no appearing as if by magic on the streets of your town and scurrying back and forth between the busy districts of the day. No - instead, life will be a precarious…

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Simulation Stimulation: A Peek Into Sim City’s Glassbox

If the devil is in the details then EA's city-running sim, cunningly called Sim City, is writhing on a bed, doing naughty things with a religious symbol and being doused in holy water. Ugh! It just turned its head 360 degrees! It is wickedly detailed, thanks to an engine that shows off exactly what the simulation is up to. A building like a power plant…

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Feature: The Lean Streets

Back From Simulation City: Inside Maxis’ Glass Box

Did you hear? Maxis are doing the Sim City thing again. As Sim City 2000 was one of the games that made me, I've been cautiously vibrating with excitement ever since the news of the new Sim City first started spreading, but now I'm left with questions like "Is the new Sim City going to do anything clever with the internet", "Will it have any…

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Sim City 5 Is Founded

One of the many problems with games publishers continuing to give exclusive early game reveals to magazines is that the vast majority of the world's gaming populace ends up basing its initial opinions of the game on hurried summaries and blurry scanned screenshots on forums. The lure of the free advertising in newsagents that a game magazine cover constitutes, even in this day of catastrophically…

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12 years ago

Sim City For Everyone!

A mere 19 years after its release, the original Sim City source code is now completely free. And not just money-free, but proper free, the code released under the GNU General Product License. In order to keep EA happy, the game's name has been completely changed throughout, instead calling it by its working title, Micropolis. Apparently the ancient code has been tidied up for those…

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Sim City helps Societies

Heard of the One Laptop Per Child initiative? Probably, but just in case here's a summary. It's a charitable endeavour to provide computers to children in developing and impoverished nations. The XO Latop is a bespoke and dirt-cheap machine (a donation of just $200 sees one sent out to a child in need on the other side of the world) designed first and foremost for…

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Don’t call it number 5

Just spotted this on the ever-lovely Gamershell. Sim City Societies is a fascinating endeavour, as it's a Sim game without any Maxis/Will Wright involvement, and it's looking to make a clean break with the series' chequered but always entertaining past. This trailer strongly demonstrates that the focus is very different this time around, leaning on the individual buildings and overall aesthetic of your city more…

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