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#Maxis Software

The Sims 4
In a short, rather bland announcement, Maxis has announced its next project: The Sims 4. It's due out on Windows and Mac next year, and that's about all we know at this time. I mean, it is The Sims -- not like folks need much...   read

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SimCity

SimCity's 2.0 update adds more bugs than it fixes

The SimCity 2.0 patch was released this week and has fixed some of the issues people were experiencing. Unfortunately the patch has also spawned a ton of new issues, most of which you can learn about in this ever growing Reddit thread. Her...

 
Sims 3: University Life
The Sims 3: University Life is expansion pack number nine for The Sims 3, and it's essentially a re-hash of the University expansion for The Sims 2. If you decided today you wanted to start playing The Sim...   read

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SimShady

Upcoming SimCity patch will address top requested fixes

On April 22, SimCity will continue its arduous trek to becoming a game worthy of its name. The Update 2.0 patch will address "a number of top-requested bug fixes and improvements," according to developer Maxis. Along with some minor content...

 
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SimCity

SimCity + toothpaste = $$$$$$$$$$!???!?!?!

SimCity's latest stunt sees a tie-in with Crest and Oral-B tooth products, where if you buy specially marked packages of toothpaste and stuff, you'll be given a code to the new Attractions Set downloadable content. So what's in the Attracti...

 
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SimCity

SimCity: Cheetah speed returns, Mac release June 11

"Do you like to play with Cheetah Speed?" SimCity's Facebook asks. "No, I prefer not having basic functionality that keeps the game from being boring and painfully slow!" But for the rest of you, you may be happy to hear that cheetah speed ...

 
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N!$$AN RULES!!!

Free Nissan Leaf content paves way for greener SimCity

Guys, EA heard you. Your complaints about SimCity have finally been answered! "Why is my city so polluted and gross?" "Why would someone build a coal plant between a school and hospital in downtown?" "Why must my sims live such dirty, miser...

 
EA: DRM a failed strategy
Electronic Arts may have been one of the last big wielders of SecuROM, and SimCity's online woes reek of it, but EA Labels president Frank Gibeau claims to hate DRM. According to him, such anti-piracy measures have failed, an...   read

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SimCity video

A SimCity highway that will make you soil yourself

Given the limited space that EA Maxis expects prospective city managers to construct in, one might be forgiven for thinking that there's not much room for bizarre experimentation in SimCity. This is not quite true, however, as a fellow nam...

 
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SimCity sales

SimCity has sold over 1 million copies since launch

According to Electronic Arts, SimCity has sold over 1.1 million copies, making it the fastest selling SimCity game to date. About half of those sales have been for the digital version of the game.  It's interesting that despite all of ...

 
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SimCity

EA's free games for SimCity players includes SimCity 4

Electronic Arts is trying to make good for all their disastrous launch issues with SimCity by offering select PC games free to players. Starting today, players that have activated their copy of SimCity should receive an email with instructi...

 
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SimCity

Subset offline mode didn't fit Maxis' vision for SimCity

After a rather eventful day of people tinkering with SimCity in order to play offline, Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw has written a "straight answers" blog post addressing the game's always-on design. Those hoping for a candid response...

 
SimCity online workaround
There is mounting evidence that, despite EA Maxis' claims to the contrary, SimCity is wholly capable of being played offline -- a capability that would have saved buyers a week of hassle and tons of creativity now lost to ser...   read

No offline SimCity
While SimCity's DRM-in-sheep's-clothing continues to cause playabilty issues, EA Maxis has declared its intent to keep the game tied to a server. The company will do "everything it can" to make your game playable, but that do...   read

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SimCity freebie

EA to offer free PC game for SimCity players

After a disastrous launch week for SimCity, Maxis and Electronic Arts are going to offer a free PC game via download to players as an apology. "On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an email telling them ho...

 
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Deadpool, Dead Space & Dead Tired Of SimCity's BS

Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show! I'm guessing you guys have heard about all the nonsense going on with SimCity, so if you're sick of it by this point, I apologize. There's a new trailer for Deadpool, which I'm a bit underwhel...

 
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SimCity

Petition demands the removal of DRM from SimCity

SimCity is broken. Players aren't able to connect to the servers, and without that connection you virtually cannot do anything with the city building game. Fans are rightly outraged, taking to various social media outlets and forums, war...

 
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EA: SimCity's broken because it's just too much fun!

In what has to be the most incredible display of PR spin seen in a videogame crisis, an Electronic Arts spokesperson has claimed SimCity's notoriously awful DRM setbacks are a result of the game being just too gosh-darn enjoyable to quit! N...

 
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SimCity Metacritic user reviews are brutal brutal brutal!

Big game releases these days are almost always going to be subject to some literary abuse via the outlet of Metacritic user reviews, especially when a major publisher like Electronic Arts is concerned. In the case of SimCity, however, the r...

 
SimCity review

Review: SimCity

I love the SimCity series. I played the first one for countless hours growing up, and my younger years were filled with endless play sessions of SimCity 2000 and 3000. I wanted to like the latest SimCity. The visual style loo...   read

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No SimCity refunds on Origin

If you are one of the many who purchased SimCity this week and found yourself unable to play it, you may feel like you were gypped out of $60 and want your money back. Unfortunately, while physical retailers might do the honorable thing, Or...

 
SimCity server woes
Our review for SimCity is coming, but server issues are making the game unplayable. I'm sure you're already aware of the need to always be online to play, but it goes a lot deeper than just a DRM issue. Data isn't stored loca...   read

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SimCity

EA will be adding more SimCity servers over next two days

The SimCity launch has been pretty disastrous to say the least. My Twitter feed has been a constant stream of players experiencing connection issues, servers that won't save their cities, long queue times to get into a server, and just comp...

 
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Office Chat

Dead Space needs a break, SimCity launch woes and Thief!

In another casual discussion from Dtoid's virtual news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Spencer Hayes to discuss the deflated rumor of a Dead Space development hiatus (one we kind of wish were true). Plus, SimCity's rocky launch demon...

 
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SimCity server issues

SimCity players experience long waits to play

SimCity was released today, and due to the controversial need to always be connected to EA's server in order to play people have been experiencing long waits just trying to get in. In order to play SimCity you have to login to Ori...

 
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SimCity

Our SimCity review is coming soon

Those of you super obsessed with videogame news may have noticed some SimCity reviews are already up. Destructoid was given the same access as others to play the game before release on closed servers, but we're holding our review to proper...

 
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SimCity

Oh hey, these SimCity ads are actually funny

Typically, when it comes to videogame ads at least, actors don't usually do a good job of promoting a game. That's not the case here with these SimCity ads, thankfully. Actor Adam Devine of Workaholics fame did a few promos for the game an...

 
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SimCity

Will Wright checks out the new SimCity

Will Wright is a name you should all be familiar with, you know, seeing as he's the father of everything Sims. That of course includes the city building simulation titles, like Sim City. Will moved on from Maxis to run Stupid Fun Club in 2...

 
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The Ville

EA and Zynga have settled over The Ville lawsuit

The Electronic Arts and Zynga lawsuits against one another have both been dismissed. The two companies reached a settlement outside of court, and the specifics of the deal haven't been disclosed. Both companies issued a statement declaring ...

 
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Sim City second beta

The second SimCity beta starts on February 16

EA has shared the dates for the second SimCity beta -- 9AM on February 16, until 9AM on February 17. Wow EA, that's a pretty specific window! If you're interested in getting in, make sure you register before February 11 at 9AM, otherwise y...

 

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ChrisHannard

Thank God for Jim Sterling showing just how messed up Youtubes copyright system is, and gaming the hell out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I really wanna get something in this anime Steam sale, but Im saving my money! For the Nintendo Humble And Pocket Card

 
Heat

So many Visual Novels on the new Steam Sale! im tempted to get some, but i think ill go for the fighting Yatagarasu, KoF2002 and Battle Fantasia (maybe) are on the top of my suggestion for a VN though?

 
jake oti

Bravely Seconds sidequests (at least first one) has very big gameplay/roleplaying Was leaning towards one side by story, but wanted the other Not sure how I feel about

 
SeymourDuncan17

That article on Dooms campaign livestream as it was happening had a lot of nitpicks, looking I watched the cache of the livestream this morning and it seems fucking awesome and certainly more like Doom than Doom MP, though? Seems

 
Agent9

Youtube is finally going to do something to fix their Its not now, but its certainly a link

 
Luca Blight

Played R&C on the I love collecting cards of places and weapons Ive used in the previous Its really pulling my nostalgia

 
JDelwynn

So according to iZombie, MMOs are played by typing on the

 
JPF720

Someone decided to name their game Amnesia: Great

 
Jiraya

Dark Souls 3 Collectors Statue is cool, I expected more fire than dark in the face , but its Praise the Moon!

 
Nathan D

Deus Ex: Human Resources

 
SpielerDad

The attorney of the Paris terror attack suspect says his client did it because of Grand Theft Did he consult with Jack Thompson?

 
Jiraya

LOT TIME !

 
Parismio

The game grumps has been having all sorts of guests on their show From steve-o to Jacob(Greyworm) from Game of thrones and now Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria! Justin Roiland next please!

 
Sr Churros

Ok, Im about to format my Windows laptop, thinking about updateing to Any tips for avoiding Micro$ofts sneaky bullshit?

 
Steel Squirrel

I picked up Suikoden II during this weeks PSN I never got around to playing it back in the I think I was too wrapped up in MGS and I am so glad I picked this This game is absolutely I am kinda ashamed I missed

 
JayfromtheSun

I began my second DS3 Trying out sorcery because why not? BATTLE POPE IS Now all I have to do is slay the rest of the clergymen so I can obtain my holy

 
Amna Umen

Well Rocket League has implemented a temporary ban feature for people who leave ranked How do I know this? Because I got disconnected from a match and now I have a 15 minute time ME! The person who wants to skewer Yes Im

 
GWJosh

I did a live play with Skyshine Games on the newest update to Skyshines Bedlam

 
Nathan D

Id actually be down for that COD 4 Its a strange game in that it created the big dumb Hollywood military shooter but also had a extremely dire The execution, the nuke, and the good guys ultimately lose in the

 
ShadeOfLight

Just watched Big Hero 6, but I feel so mean, Honey Lemon or Aunt Cass for best girl?

 
gajknight

Oh yeah, watched The Hateful 8 during my nightshift Fantastic movie, really fucking Im supplying the movies today and Ive got Dredd, The Big Lebowski, District 9 and This gunna be a good night!

 
EdgyDude

So University of Southern California canceled their Legends of the Game Industry event 4 hours before it The reason? no women among the Good luck to them trying to get the speakers to attend to the

 
Nathan D

Hold on, another one of Nathans (possibly) shocking Did anyone notice that the Dark Souls logo has the Darksign in between the words?

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I was watching an anime where one of the main characters graduated from Made me realize that I miss having Everyones so happy and proud of you, and you feel like you can take on the

 
Sir Shenanigans

So Ive started The Its

 
Flegma

Hoping that NX will, once revealed, spark a debate of what a game console is like Dear Esther and what a game I doubt itll manage that,

 
Kaleido Ruby

Took turns going against one another in Puyo Puyo 7 last

 
zecheeseking

Yo Im zecheeseking, was pointed here from the discord group to say hi so I figured here I am saying :)

 
Luca Blight

Move aside Dark Souls Its Ratchet and Clank turn to

 

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