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Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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New SimCity Coming to Mac in February 2013







EA plans to release the next version of SimCity -- the classic city-building game -- on the Mac simultaneously with the PC release this February. EA will also be delivering Origin, its digital download service, at the same time. The game will be available for purchase and download via the service.

Mac users will be able to connect to the new multiplayer component in SimCity and appears to be feature-complete with the PC-version. EA has yet to announce pricing or system requirements.
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The Mac version of the new SimCity is slated to arrive alongside its PC counterpart in February of 2013. Apple users will be able to take advantage of Glassbox-driven gameplay, along with SimCity World and CityLog connectivity features, by purchasing and downloading the game through Origin.

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Will be interesting. I was a big fan of SimCity 2000 back in the day, though the last couple games have been a bit disappointing. Some of the stuff they want to do with this version looks pretty cool though.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Will be interesting. I was a big fan of SimCity 2000 back in the day, though the last couple games have been a bit disappointing. Some of the stuff they want to do with this version looks pretty cool though.
Hopefully it'll be a TRUE successor to SimCity 2000 and not a SimCity+Sims hash.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Do people still play computer games? I thought people play console games now.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Do people still play computer games? I thought people play console games now.
Keyboard + mouse cannot be bettered for fast FPS games. Also, console tech is seriously outdated compared to desktops. The major thing holding back certain game technology is the large console market that has to be pandered to.

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Keyboard + mouse cannot be bettered for fast FPS games. Also, console tech is seriously outdated compared to desktops. The major thing holding back certain game technology is the large console market that has to be pandered to.

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Do people still play computer games? I thought people play console games now.
Shoot .. and I thought I was the weird one to think why people still play games on a 6 years outdated console.

See the difference, a $400 crap PC towers performs games more well than PS3/Xbox nowadays. It's that huge.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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Shoot .. and I thought I was the weird one to think why people still play games on a 6 years outdated console.

See the difference, a $400 crap PC towers performs games more well than PS3/Xbox nowadays. It's that huge.
What??? Even if computers now perform better than 6 year-old console(at least I would hope so) that doesn't mean that the very same 6-year old console is obsolete. My PS3(that I just sold because I didn't have enough time to play it anyway) was awesome and I am really going to miss playing Assassin's Creed.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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Shoot .. and I thought I was the weird one to think why people still play games on a 6 years outdated console.

See the difference, a $400 crap PC towers performs games more well than PS3/Xbox nowadays. It's that huge.
Yeah right, not without a $600 video card.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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See the difference, a $400 crap PC towers performs games more well than PS3/Xbox nowadays. It's that huge.
And even that crap PC tower is more expensive than a PS3.
and the fact that you can play the latest games for 6 years is probably actually a plus for most people.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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I think there's room for both console games and computer games. It depends on the game really. Some games are better suited for sitting in front of the big screen TV (you can of course connect the computer to the TV too) with some friends and also the analogue sticks of the consoles can be nice in some situations. The mouse and keyboard on a computer are better suited for some games such as realtime strategy games.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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Uh yeah. Hardcore gamers will stick to the PCs, a high end gaming PC blows away pretty much any console ( This includes High End Macs as well )
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I guess you have never met Civilization V.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 05:12 PM   #14
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I guess you have never met Civilization V.
Right on. I'm playing a round of Civ V this week. That's a fun game, but I don't play it often because I end up engrossed in it for many hours at a time and nothing else gets done.

SimCity will be the exact same thing when I get it.... numerous hours spent on it and doing nothing else.
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*facepalm*

Console hardware is dated which explains the resurgence of PC gaming.
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I keep thinking about a console, but then I think that the PS3 and Xbox are horribly outdated and due for a massive refresh any time now. And that's the problem with consoles (and their benefit). They are always behind computer gaming on the one hand and usually lack typical PC controls that are good for some games (like a mouse), but on the other hand you usually know the game will run reasonably well and at least no worse on your console than anyone else's since they're tested on the same basic machines (whereas computer gaming can be all over the place with different hardware and CPU/GPUs and even operating systems).
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:53 PM   #17
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i think i read that they have a release date set for the windows release but not a mac release
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I keep thinking about a console, but then I think that the PS3 and Xbox are horribly outdated and due for a massive refresh any time now. And that's the problem with consoles (and their benefit). They are always behind computer gaming on the one hand and usually lack typical PC controls that are good for some games (like a mouse), but on the other hand you usually know the game will run reasonably well and at least no worse on your console than anyone else's since they're tested on the same basic machines (whereas computer gaming can be all over the place with different hardware and CPU/GPUs and even operating systems).
Exactly, which is why I am awfully curious about Valve's SteamBox.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:35 AM   #19
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I HATE console games and there are a lot of us out there... or EA wouldn't bother making any games for PC.. ugh... those little controllers. I built an i7 PC with the highest specs possible JUST for gaming, and pre-ordered the PC version of Sim City. Even though I am a Mac user. Besides, been burned too many times on bad ports.
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I HATE console games and there are a lot of us out there... or EA wouldn't bother making any games for PC.. ugh... those little controllers. I built an i7 PC with the highest specs possible JUST for gaming, and pre-ordered the PC version of Sim City. Even though I am a Mac user. Besides, been burned too many times on bad ports.
Sorry to break this to you: but very few games are multi core optimized, yet alone multithreaded. Spending the money on an i7 just because you are gaming with it was a waste of money better put into a good graphic card. I hope you didn't get the 6 core 12 thread socket 2011 i7?

That being said I'm still buffled why people would want to game on the Mac's. The hardware usually lacks big time compared to a decent gaming rig, price/performance ratio is just bad and there is probably not one single game that runs faster on Mac OS X then it does under Windows (except maybe chess...).
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I HATE console games and there are a lot of us out there... or EA wouldn't bother making any games for PC.. ugh... those little controllers. I built an i7 PC with the highest specs possible JUST for gaming, and pre-ordered the PC version of Sim City. Even though I am a Mac user. Besides, been burned too many times on bad ports.
Yeah you're right, I hate having that six year old console that plays games that look pretty nice and run decently on my TV without any fuss. It also sucks that i didnt have to build my 360 to do that. What makes it even worse is that I haven't had to upgrade my console to play those games with video cards, ram, whatever etc. etc. to enjoy them. I didn't have to build a thing or upgrade anything to play a game from 2012 on a console from 2005. i just opened up the case, put it in the system and started playing. no space requirements, no install, no endless fiddling with settings to make it run smoothly. Try that with a computer....
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Hopefully it'll be a TRUE successor to SimCity 2000 and not a SimCity+Sims hash.
I don't know, they seem to be going the whole always online route so that could blow up in their face. Simulation-wise it looks really detailed though.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:40 PM   #23
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 09:19 PM   #24
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Sim City 2000 was my life!!
Same here. I liked the original, but I absolutely loved SimCity 2000. Since the release of SC 2000 I've tried to find another city sim that could surpass my experience with SC 2000, but so far none have, including SimCity 3000 and SC4.

I just hope it's available on Steam because I don't want to join EA's Origin service and would prefer a digital download.
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Same here! As was stated earlier, it would be cool if this SimCity is more like the 2000 version, and less like The Sims. I want to build my city just to turn on all the disasters and try and save it ! Along with random parades because I am such a good mayor!
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