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Maxis explains difficulties of removing SimCity's online requirement

Following word that SimCity will no longer require an Internet connection to function, lead engineer Simon Fox has posted a lengthy explanation of why it took so long for developer Maxis to strip out that much-maligned feature. "The original creative vision for SimCity was to make a game where...

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SimCity getting offline single player mode in next update

SimCity will receive an update that allows for offline play in the near future. Arriving as a free download with Update 10 for the game, SimCity's offline play will allow players to access all of their previously downloaded content in the new single player mode. The developer was last exploring the...

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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 breaks down future life

Here's the opening cinematic to upcoming expansion SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow, where every home is always online. Although the cities of tomorrow appear to be the same lot size as the SimCities of today, at least you can build it up vertically....

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SimCity walks through world of tomorrow

SimCity expansion "Cities of Tomorrow" will hold the foundations for future urban planners starting November 12. Here's Lead Designer Stone Librande giving a tour of the scientific discoveries your Sims will have access to for $30. That's the price of time travel nowadays....

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SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion announced, available Nov. 12

SimCity is heading to the future with the "Cities of Tomorrow" expansion pack, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for November 12. Taking place 50 years in the future, new technologies allow Sims to travel by MagLev trains, use fusion reactors and "tidal wave generators." Surfs up, man!...

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EA teaming up with Red Cross for charitable SimCity DLC

EA is partnering with the Red Cross for special SimCity DLC, the publisher announced. The partnership brings a Red Cross-themed set to the game for $9.99, available to purchase on Origin today for one year. SimCity owners that pick the set up will be able to build Red Cross centers and tents in the...

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PSA: SimCity now available on Mac

Five months after SimCity made its debut on Windows platforms, EA's latest city-building simulator has finally reached OS X. Anxious Mac owners will recall that the ribbon-cutting ceremony on this version of the game was initially slated to occur in June, but the launch ran into a number of delays....

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SimCity update 7.0 adds bridges, tunnels, traffic tune-ups and trees

SimCity update 7.0 is scheduled to arrive in a city near you (that you created) in August, and it's bringing some traffic updates along for the ride. Update 7.0 adds the ability to raise and lower roads to build bridges and tunnels, as demonstrated by Lead Gameplay Scripter Guillaume Pierre. ...

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SimCity zones for Mac on August 29

The Mac version of SimCity will finally cut the ribbon on August 29. Electronic Arts also reiterated that the game is cross-platform, so Mac and PC players can build together, and those who purchased the PC game on Origin can download it again on Mac. Originally planned for June, the game's OSX...

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