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A new SimCity

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    blowdart

    Yea .... if you were waiting on new versions of SignalR, ASP.NET, nuget or anything else .... you might be waiting a while longer now.

    Dear lord. It's digital crack.

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    figuerres

    thanks , I forgot that was coming out, I got to play one of the beta weekends a while back but did not want to preorder ....  now for some crack tonight to keep me fixed Smiley

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    ZippyV

    An online only game from a company that make huge losses and has a history of shutting down servers within a year of a game's release? Not going to buy.

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    spivonious

    @ZippyV: Online-only? Lame. Why does SimCity need web access at all?

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    Charles

    SimEarth is much more interesting.

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    Harlequin

    The new SimCity is 100% on their cloud...you must have internet on to play...for $60...

    If you like SimCity, play SimCity 4, and go to simtropolis.com, and download add-ons people are still making for the game...it's still an awesome game...

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    figuerres

    , Charles wrote

    SimEarth is much more interesting.

    C

    I would love to see a new updated version of that... back in the day I loved to try and terraform mars!

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    PopeDai

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    I would love to see a new updated version of that... back in the day I loved to try and terraform mars!

    Conway's Game of Life.

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    cheong

    , Charles wrote

    SimEarth is much more interesting.

    C

    I somehow remembered there was a Helicopter game that read's a SimCity map and allow you drive a copter there. (Is that called SimCopter?)

    I'll buy one if they're going to remake that game with 3D graphics today, and read new SimCity maps.

    Better yet if they can make FlightSim import SimCity map with airport. Tongue Out

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    Bas

    I'm always online anyway, I don't really care that the game requires it. As for EA shutting down servers, even if that happens while I'm still playing it, I'm sure smarter people than me will find some way to crack it.

    , cheong wrote

    *snip*

    I somehow remembered there was a Helicopter game that read's a SimCity map and allow you drive a copter there. (Is that called SimCopter?)

    It was indeed called SimCopter, and it was awesome and hilarious.

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    spivonious

    I think my favorite Sim game after SimCity 2000 is SimAnt.

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    magicalclick

    Apparently they keep all the cons of Sim City 4 and added ways to pretend gamers to patch the already broken franchise themselves.

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    evildictait​or

    , Bas wrote

    It was indeed called SimCopter, and it was awesome and hilarious.

    ++ SimCopter was epic and amazing Smiley

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    ZippyV

    Sim Tower all the way. Service elevator to the rescue!

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    davewill

    It would be very constructive to have seen how the development was handled leading up to release.

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    magicalclick

    @ZippyV: Sim Tower is made by Japanese.

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    figuerres

    , davewill wrote

    *snip*

    It would be very constructive to have seen how the development was handled leading up to release.

    well I can tell you this:

    I was in on the first "beta" they did, here is how that went:

    started Friday ended Sunday night.

    each player was only allowed 1 hour and then had to start a new city.

    not all game features were allowed.

    it was the same city - the map area was set, no options to get other maps.

    it had server issues until mid Saturday / or that evening.

    given the start and end times plus the un playable state for the first 20-30 hours it was really a 30 hour test when it should have been 72 hours.

    and given that you could really only do the same city each time I bet many folks got bored and stopped after a few runs.

    how much of a test was that ?  I think it was more of a marketing game, give a sample and at then end of each game they were doing adverts to pre order the game.

    they had a second round beta that I think was the same as the first one.

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