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Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

Gamers will soon be able to play Maxis's SimCity offline – despite the company's earlier insistence that the game absolutely had to be connected to the internet to work. The turnaround was announced by Maxis studio manager Patrick Buechner in a blogpost on Sunday. He said Update 10 for the latest installment of the long- …
Jack Clark, 13 Jan 2014
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GTA V Online hits speed bumps: Short wait before you can rough up that hooker

Gamers keen to get online and play Grand Theft Auto V against humans rather than machine intelligence have had to wait after server problems left them stymied. Grand Theft Auto Online: We are aware that some users are experiencing issues and we are working with @RockstarGames to resolve — PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 1 …
Iain Thomson, 1 Oct 2013
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to run an Australian suburb

Bureau of Stats releases educational SimClone game

Australia's Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a game, Run That Town, that borrows heavily form SimCity to give players the chance to learn about the way statistics are used to shape policy. The iOS-only game, offers the chance to pick an Australian postcode, then assume a quasi-mayoral role and juggle competing fiscal …
Simon Sharwood, 19 May 2013

Next Xbox won't need always-on internet after all

Widespread fears that Microsoft's next Xbox gaming console will require an always-on network connection may be unfounded, if a memo purportedly leaked from Redmond proves authentic. Ars Technica claims to have had a peek at an all-hands memo sent to every current staffer working on "Durango," the codename for the next Xbox, …
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Gaming's favourite platters get another stir of the pot

Game Theory Another month goes by and, as ever, gaming isn’t short of its share of news and controversies. While recent reveals of Battlefield 4, Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3 and Thief: Out of the Shadows show us what the future holds, there's no getting around the fact that we're currently entrenched in a present in which …
Mike Plant, 5 Apr 2013
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SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

Updated Maxis has published the list of the games it's offering free miffed 'Mayors' to compensate for SimCity's disastrous launch. The offer was announced by Maxis on Sunday and lets existing customers and those who register before March 25 to get a free game along with their copy of SimCity as compensation. The downloads start on …
Jack Clark, 18 Mar 2013
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Modder hacks SimCity for unlimited offline play

A server glitch that rendered the latest version of SimCity virtually unplayable mere hours after its launch could have easily been avoided, players say – because contrary to its publisher's claims, the game doesn't actually require network access at all. SimCity fans have been fuming over the outage, leading Amazon to pull …
Neil McAllister, 14 Mar 2013
SimCity 4

SimCity 4

Antique Code Show There’s a prevalent feeling throughout the whole of SimCity 4 that this is the game that Will Wright and Maxis would have liked to have made from day one. That is if graphics technology and PC hardware had been up to the task when the original SimCity was in development. The 2003 release was expanded in both the macro and the …
Mike Plant, 14 Mar 2013
SimCity 3000

SimCity 3000

Antique Code Show I don’t know if my gaming habits had started to become dominated by RTS and FPS games by the time SimCity 3000 made its delayed debut in 1999, but for some reason I don’t recall it registering on my radar. Strange, for not only was SimCity 2000 one of my favourite games - as it remains to this day - but its sequel was also a …
Mike Plant, 7 Mar 2013
SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

Antique Code Show The summer of 1995, I remember it well. I was but a slip of lad at the time, slightly console obsessed perhaps, but about to embark on a period of PC gaming that would put me at the forefront of cutting-edge videogame technology, nearly bankrupting my parents as I went. It was my birthday and I’d just finished hooking up my …
Mike Plant, 1 Mar 2013
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SimCity Classic

Antique Code Show Doughnuts. Doughnuts are what I think of when someone mentions SimCity in my vicinity. Not because I used to cram them into my face, Homer Simpson-style, while I played, but rather because, back in my childhood, I was obsessed with arranging my own ‘simmed’ city in perfect concentric 'doughnuts'. Squares in three-by-three …
Mike Plant, 22 Feb 2013
A SimHighSchool from SimCityEDU

SimCity to teach SimMaths and SimScience at school

Hot on the heels of news that a Swedish school has decided Minecraft is a great way to teach its kids town planning, games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has does the same by announcing SimCityEDU, a version of the game that embeds the USA's Common Core standards for school curricula in the game. EA’s clearly aware of President …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jan 2013
The Register breaking news

SimCity to return after 10-year holiday

Electronic Arts has announced it will bring out the first new version of its iconic game SimCity in a decade, with the new build due out in 2013. The new version, SimCity for PC, will include 3D graphics, the ability to build bendy roads and, most importantly, add a multiplayer and social twist to the game. Friends will be …
Iain Thomson, 8 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

iPhone App Store breezes past 500 million downloads

Apple's website today trumpets that "There are more than 15,000 apps on the App Store, and so far iPhone users have downloaded an incredible 500 million, in every category from games to business." Apple announces 500-millionth iPhone app downloaded Approaching McDonald's-hamburger territory While many of those apps have …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jan 2009

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