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EA will issue a patch for SimCity on Monday, April 22 at 4pm ET. SimCity v2.0 will be the game's first substantial update, adding mansions for mayors, fixing issues with Colorblind mode and squashing some of the bugs scurrying around in the game code. EA Maxis says players should expect server outa...

April 20th 2013 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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Despite all of its launch complications, EA Maxis' series reboot SimCity has managed to sell over one million copies since launching two weeks ago. EA reports this is the biggest launch for the franchise, the majority of players – 54%, EA says – choosing to download SimCity. In fact, EA...

March 18th 2013 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Lara Croft is the leader of the UK pack for the first time in nearly seven years, and she's there in some style too. Not only does Tomb Raider slot into the top spot in this week's UK charts, but it's easily the country's biggest launch of the year so far. True, the game's first week sales are boos...

March 11th 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Regions are the beating heart of Maxis Games' upcoming SimCity revival. The always-online game places a lot of emphasis on community, but it's less about the global fellowship and more about the ties that bind neighboring cities together.Players face a choice when they're first starting out: break...

February 19th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Cities don't just start out as metropolises, full to the brim with wealthy shoppers who live in penthouse suites. No, a city must work hard to become a bustling shopping mecha and beacon of wealth – and in SimCity, it's all about having a city full of Wealthy Sims.Attracting Wealthy Sims to y...

December 28th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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"I want more time," I thought leaving my first SimCity hands-on experience. "I must go deeper!" There's just so much I wanted to try out, poke around, but the rails were firmly set to give the tiniest taste of what's to come. Needless to say, I'm ready for the SimCity entree when it launches in Feb...

August 17th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Beneath SimCity Social's cartoony aesthetic, its inviting pixel population of cosmetic wonders and attractions, lies a core gaming experience familiar to the franchise. This isn't FarmVille; it's "real city-building simulation on Facebook" that EA Maxis hopes people will "appreciate and understand....

June 22nd 2012 at 4:10pm 0 Comments
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While that Atlantis management sim starring Aquaman – you know, our dream game – isn't likely to be made anytime soon, it seems EA is already laying claim to Sim-themed titles beyond 2013's "SimCity." A new trademark for something called SimOcean was filed earlier this week.The filing w...

April 28th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ocean Quigley, creative and art director at EA Maxis, wants individual Sims to matter in 2013's SimCity. He wants them to have a real bearing on the world. He wants them to be less the uncharismatic specks they've been in previous games.Each Sim has a set plan each day: They wake up and pay their r...

March 28th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments