Here Are a Bunch of Random Details for Maxis' New SimCity

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#51 Posted by Dalai (7793 posts) -

As much of a Steam snob as I am, I now have a reason to download Origin. Smooth move, EA. 
Despite the Origin nonsense, I am extremely stoked for this game.

#52 Posted by fisk0 (5324 posts) -
@myslead said:

@Cubic said:

I have to say, "police and fire services from Paris" aren't the first thing I think of when I think France. Maybe they mean Jacques Clouseau.

(that isn't meant to be offensive to French people, I just mean it's not something I think of as iconically French)


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Err, I do think about fire services when I think of Paris, but not in the good way. As far as I know there are lots of poorly constructed, fire proofed and maintained apartment houses around Paris that tend to catch fire every now and then and kill bunches of people.
#53 Posted by cancerdancer (332 posts) -

Turns out that thing is a thing, and my thing is a thing and thing thing thing is a thing.


#54 Posted by Animasta (14824 posts) -


@cancerdancer: also fuck you alex owns

#55 Posted by Hef (1223 posts) -

@cancerdancer: You used exactly two times the amount of things alex did. And he spread them out evenly between a header and an entire article. You must be having some kind of a terrible day to get angry at this. Or you're just a douche. Hard to say really.

#56 Posted by Cramsy (1212 posts) -

I'm just so excited it's disgusting. Lezz go sim city

#57 Posted by KarmaPoliceman (156 posts) -

I really hope this isn't anything like the post 4 crap. It a shame that many sequels for strategy seem to be about making the game more accessible rather than increasing depth. 4 was probably one of my favourite games of all time, so I am tentatively excited. I was pretty excited for Civ 5 after all...

#58 Posted by whitespider (96 posts) -

The world in 2014:

"Coming soon in the elite uber digital deluxe double decker, wham bam, wiggie woggie edition: Exclusive universe unlock - get to explore the entire universe. Creature unlock. Build and play as any creature you can imagine - from a dna level. And multiplayer unlock DLC"

Then in small barely legible writing:

"Also included: the spore 2" the game."

#59 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2877 posts) -

@MysteriousBob: Don't say that!


#60 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2877 posts) -
#61 Posted by MeatSim (11004 posts) -

I have been jonsing for a good city building sim but this is still gonna be a while.

#62 Posted by DrJota (722 posts) -

I find this news to be adequate.

#63 Posted by Bevinsky (189 posts) -

I'm not sure if I'm going to buy this. For starters, it's on Origin, and secondly I can't stand the bullshit they're pulling.

It's "minus-one-year-DLC" instead of day one DLC. Just put it in the game.

#64 Posted by Icecreamjones (415 posts) -

The 'announced DLC' thing is a bad photoshop. If you actually look at Origin, it doesn't exist. God you people are easy marks.

#65 Posted by Xaviersx (165 posts) -

I built more ten minute cities than spent time trying to get them to magically stay ahead of outpacing financial drain. It was a beautiful golddigger.

#66 Edited by squirrelnacho (380 posts) -

The Origin hate is usually pretty dumb. Steam is awesome, but Origin works completely fine. Sure it would be nice having all your games on one system like steam, but it's really not a big issue if you need to use Origin for a few EA games.

The major sign of whether or not this will be a decent "sim" is whether they still let you zone for industrial, residential, and commercial like you could in every other major sim city game. If you are manually placing most buildings, instead of letting the city populate itself based on your management, then this game will probably be very simplified.

#67 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Here are all the slides from their presentation. Limited resources such as oil could be pretty interesting. It also seems likely that it will be a fully featured SimCity game with the mention of water pipes and power lines and other simulated systems.

#68 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (598 posts) -

Fuck it- it's going to be Origin-exclusive anways, so FUCK EA ON THIS ONE AS WELL.

#69 Posted by Xaviersx (165 posts) -

I wouldn't buy it on Steam,.

#70 Posted by aidros (275 posts) -

I hope its final name is "The SimCity"

#71 Posted by waxdart (20 posts) -
The Social Flow methodology is designed to make the development of players' cities have an affect on other players' metropolises.

Not to be too picky, but affect is a verb. I think you meant effect.

#72 Posted by Hilbert (347 posts) -

@waxdart said:

The Social Flow methodology is designed to make the development of players' cities have an affect on other players' metropolises.

Not to be too picky, but affect is a verb. I think you meant effect.

You did a good thing. You can't let someone so pretentious get away with things like that.


#73 Posted by Silock (276 posts) -

About time we had a new sim city :)

#74 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1751 posts) -

£44.99 or £64.99 for all the content, on PC. 
What a bargain. 

#75 Posted by danimal_furry (1490 posts) -

I like Sim City. I don't like DLC that should be in the game to begin with. You can break it down from there.

#76 Posted by johndoh4 (6 posts) -

I second danimal_furry

#77 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1870 posts) -

Wait, so there are no deluxe physical editions? I want a new box to put beside my SimCity 2000...

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