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Gold Rush-era empire builder 1849 strikes paydirt on May 8

While normally you'd need a mule and scraggly beard to properly reenact the California Gold Rush, developer SomaSim's upcoming 1849 will allow players to build a mining empire from the comforts of their own home. Slated to debut on PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets on May 8, the simulation drops...

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SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition returns to Mac in updated digital release

While fans may never forgive EA for the disastrous launch of SimCity, those would-be city planners devoted to OS X will be happy to hear that the fan-favorite SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition is making a return to Apple hardware. This new version of SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition has been designed from the...

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SimCity offline mode update in 'final testing'

SimCity's Update 10, a patch that will allow for offline play, is in "final testing," according to a tweet posted on the game's official Twitter account. Update 10 was revealed back in January, shortly after publisher EA and developer Maxis announced that the game would also start supporting mods....

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EA allowing official SimCity mods, imposing official restrictions

Modders have never really needed a developer or publisher's blessing to do their work, but EA and Maxis have, nine months post-release, begun to allow official mods for SimCity. There are some caveats to being an official mod however: according to a post on the SimCity blog, you can't modify any...

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SimCity Cities of Tomorrow launch trailer is here today

It seems appropriate that the launch trailer for Cities of Tomorrow, a SimCity expansion which pushes your virtual society 50 years into the future, should arrive today, more than two weeks before its November 12 debut....

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Rumor: Maxis insider claims SimCity servers not essential

Though EA's official stance on SimCity's persistent Internet connection has been that it's absolutely required for the core game to function, a report from Rock, Paper, Shotgun claims that is not the case. An inside source who asked to remain anonymous told RPS the online servers are "not handling...

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NMA summarizes SimCity woes, sort of

The SimCity servers may still be having problems, but good news: NMA's video rendering servers are working just fine....

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SimCity's second beta assembles Feb. 16

If you missed out on the first SimCity beta, you'll be pleased to know EA has laid the foundations for a second closed beta, starting February 16. The publisher tells us the second edition features an "enhanced" version of the one hour's worth of city planning featured in the first one. The beta...

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SimCity intro video receives permit for public viewing

If you like flyovers of modeled cityscapes, you are in for a treat with this SimCity intro trailer. Urban and industrial vistas are on display as the camera flies by buildings and uses convenient skyscrapers as edits. Enjoy!...

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