FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Our videos of SimCity

Our videos of SimCity

SimCity is finally available on PC (and soon on Mac), after years of waiting. We therefore offer you videos of the tutorial that teaches to the new mayor the basics of city management and some possible interactions with the cities within the region.

Tutorial - Part 1
Tutorial - Part 2

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Commented on 2013-03-07 12:19:32
I feel bad for Maxis, with all these EA shenanigans.
Commented on 2013-03-07 12:43:36
For the people who don't know what nostradamus is talking about:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51999...
Commented on 2013-03-07 12:55:56
I really really hope this flops hard. And that'd be the first time I say that about a game...
Commented on 2013-03-07 13:09:38 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
I really really hope this flops hard. And that'd be the first time I say that about a game...
I dont think it will flop, Have a feeling it's going to sell MILLIONS!
Commented on 2013-03-07 13:28:36
I'd like it to flop hard but it won't. I wonder when "extra map size" and "local saves" will be avaiable for just couple of bucks. Pathetic.
Commented on 2013-03-07 14:45:42
Didn't buy Diablo 3. Won't buy SimCity. There's no justification for these games' "Always Online" crap.
Commented on 2013-03-07 14:56:29
Francis is pissed about this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VClRhU404
Commented on 2013-03-07 15:55:47 In reply to SplitTongue
Posted by SplitTongue
Francis is pissed about this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VClRhU404
I mind seeing that guy due to Diablo 3 was it? Thought it was for real lol
Commented on 2013-03-07 15:56:14
Hmmm...last time I saw Sim City it was a little bit......different. It was on ZX Spectrum. :-)
Commented on 2013-03-07 19:44:40
I haven't played the game, but it's a damn shame they've gone this [online] route with the game.

For anyone looking for a real city builder check out the Anno series!
Commented on 2013-03-07 20:13:36
Servers still down :(
Commented on 2013-03-07 21:00:40
So let me get this correct: you need an internet connection to play this game just by yourself? Am I right?
Commented on 2013-03-07 22:10:28 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
So let me get this correct: you need an internet connection to play this game just by yourself? Am I right?
kind of. It's essentially a multi-player only game. Each region has space for 2-16 players to build a "city". The area in which you build the city is painfully small.

I haven't play this game, but reading more about it it seems that the CPU intensive simulation stuff restricted how big they could, realistically allow players to build a city & probably led them to this particular design.

Of course that doesn't make it any less ridiculous that a player can't just play the game offline.
Commented on 2013-03-07 23:55:32 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
kind of. It's essentially a multi-player only game. Each region has space for 2-16 players to build a "city". The area in which you build the city is painfully small.

I haven't play this game, but reading more about it it seems that the CPU intensive simulation stuff restricted how big they could, realistically allow players to build a city & probably led them to this particular design.

Of course that doesn't make it any less ridiculous that a player can't just play the game offline.
What an absolute farce and a disgrace. I'd imagine this is just so that EA could try and combat people pirating the game to make more money, when in fact it'll potentially backfire in their greedy fat faces, and rightly so. The irony there. I hope it tanks and tanks hard.
Commented on 2013-03-08 01:34:40
Right.. because it backfired on Activision with Diablo 3 so hard. That game barely broke any records!

The masses don't care. Why would the publishers?
Commented on 2013-03-09 18:06:22 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
What an absolute farce and a disgrace. I'd imagine this is just so that EA could try and combat people pirating the game to make more money, when in fact it'll potentially backfire in their greedy fat faces, and rightly so. The irony there. I hope it tanks and tanks hard.
So you want developers out of jobs just because the publishers are greedy. There are far and few between publishers that won't screw over the public for some extra cash, and if the game doesn't make enough money they just close down the studio that developed it (putting a lot of people out of work) and move on to the next money maker. Boycotting doesn't hurt them just developers.
Commented on 2013-03-11 02:35:45 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
What an absolute farce and a disgrace. I'd imagine this is just so that EA could try and combat people pirating the game to make more money, when in fact it'll potentially backfire in their greedy fat faces, and rightly so. The irony there. I hope it tanks and tanks hard.
well shouldnt everyone be combating pirating? :S ofcourse they dont want their game pirated, they could have clearly gone about it better and atleast made sure their servers were able to handle it though
Commented on 2013-03-11 17:00:15 In reply to molie3
Posted by molie3
So you want developers out of jobs just because the publishers are greedy. There are far and few between publishers that won't screw over the public for some extra cash, and if the game doesn't make enough money they just close down the studio that developed it (putting a lot of people out of work) and move on to the next money maker. Boycotting doesn't hurt them just developers.
If you sell your soul to the Devil...
And you trying to tell me that Maxis are innocent in all of this? Give me a break.

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