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Platform Win, Mac Publisher Electronic Arts Developer Maxis Release Date Mar 5, 2013

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SimCity review: engineering addiction

Later, when the zombies came, I wished they'd done more damage

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The ideology hiding in SimCity’s black box

Did Urban Dynamics do more than just inspire SimCity?

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SimCity 2013's creative director explains what went right and what went so, so wrong

Maxis' 2013 reboot of the SimCity franchise will always be remembered for its disastrous launch more than anything else. But now, more than three years removed from that debacle, SimCity creative...

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Maxis boss Lucy Bradshaw leaves EA, studio being brought under EA's mobile division

Electronic Arts is reshuffling the remnants of Maxis in an organizational shake-up, with Maxis senior vice president Lucy Bradshaw departing as the studio is combined with EA's mobile division, EA a...

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EA is having a big sale on Origin, including Battlefield 3 for 99 cents

Electronic Arts is holding a holiday season sale on Origin PC games, including deals on Dragon Age: Inquisition, Titanfall, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and FIFA 15. One of the best deals may...

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SimCity's offline mode now available (update)

SimCity's servers are currently down for maintenance because developer EA Maxis is patching the city-building title to add the long-awaited offline mode, according to a post on the game's forums. T...

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SimCity's offline mode required more than six months of rework, Maxis says

Rebuilding SimCity to work offline took more than six months of development, according to single player mode lead engineer Simon Fox and rewriting "core parts of the game" to make the...

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Friends List: Will offline mode save SimCity?

At first they said they had no intention of adding it, and that it wasn't apart of the experience. But now, after almost a year, it's finally coming... Wait, did you think I was talking about S...

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EA adding offline mode to SimCity

SimCity will soon be playable in offline mode, developer EA Maxis announced this week, 10 months after saying it couldn't be done "without a significant amount of engineering work." The studio...

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SimCity modding rules detailed by Maxis

SimCity modders cannot sell their content, affect multiplayer features or modify executable files when creating new content, Maxis announced via the game's website. According to the post,...

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SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow intro video dissects the city of the future

The intro trailer for SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow goes over some of the parts of a successful future city. On the one hand, the city of tomorrow must contain an Academy, which researches advanced...