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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:20 AM   #76
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I've never used Origin, but from the all the comments here, there seems to be a unanimous consensus that Origin is really horrible. I have Steam and it doesn't bother me at all. Thankfully, SimCity will be available to purchase as a disc and that is what I will be doing.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:42 AM   #77
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I've never used Origin, but from the all the comments here, there seems to be a unanimous consensus that Origin is really horrible. I have Steam and it doesn't bother me at all. Thankfully, SimCity will be available to purchase as a disc and that is what I will be doing.
Me too. Lets hope they don't force activation via Origin.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 07:02 AM   #78
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Try $150.
Not todays games. Maybe Sim City.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 07:26 AM   #79
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Me too. Lets hope they don't force activation via Origin.
Right, that would suck.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 09:22 AM   #80
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The most bothering issue is they are thinking about making this new SimCity game needs to be "online" all the time. Much like Diablo III.

http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diabl...ine-connection

And that would be a major problem for me if I want to play the game (but the server producing error 37).
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 10:28 AM   #81
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Right, that would suck.
You'll probably have to have Origin to play though.In The Sims 3 if you don't have Origin installed and you open the launcher it says, 'You need Origin for this game to work properly' - or something like that.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:21 AM   #82
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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.
^This. One thing you have to respect with consoles is, because the hardware is set, the programmers and designers advance their software technologies to improve the user experience with the hardware constraints factored in. Not so with PC games. PC game designers are always coding for the bleeding edge, so every year that shiny new game will run like crap on your aging PC.

On a console, the games are coded to meet certain framerate and playability criteria, or they're not released. So, you can buy new game with loads of eyecandy and it'll run great. Skyrim will run the same as Oblivion did.

Now go to your PC. Choose the same options, and run Oblivion and Skyrim. NOT the same experience.

I just bought an XBox 360 and I'm absolutely thrilled with the variety, performance, and price points of these "crappy old" games. And Skyrim. Wow.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:40 AM   #83
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Not todays games. Maybe Sim City.
Yes, today's games. I got my 5850 two years ago for $150 and can play anything at 1080p on high, and most things on max.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 04:23 PM   #84
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Now for the love of God make an Oregon Trail reboot!

Even if it was a Warcraft type game I'd play it even though I hate that genre!
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:20 PM   #85
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I would love to play SimCity, but my Intel HD3000 will not be able to handle it. Which is good news in a way that my life won't be drained/wasted in games.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 09:31 PM   #86
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Do people still play computer games? I thought people play console games now.
*facepalm*

Console hardware is dated which explains the resurgence of PC gaming.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:50 AM   #87
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Oh great, here goes everyone complaining, yet again, and the game didn't even come out...
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 11:45 PM   #88
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nice..its really good ...such a nice thing and information
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:17 AM   #89
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SimCity ^^ Man, it's been a long time
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 08:48 AM   #90
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:03 AM   #91
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Still looking forward to the new game and as the Fall weather sets in and it begins to get cooler, that just means February is getting closer!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #92
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I would love to play SimCity, but my Intel HD3000 will not be able to handle it. Which is good news in a way that my life won't be drained/wasted in games.
I believe the minimum requirement for Mac is hd 3000. The 4000 was listed as the minimum for PC's. I think I have that right, but could be wrong.


Anyone out there lucky enough to be part of the beta testing team?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:00 PM   #93
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RE: This PC/MAC vs Console debate..
I used to be all about the PC.. I find with my friends(with kids), the older they get the greater the shift to PC over console.. especially with Steam being a one stop shop for many. PC is like their personal sanctuary to get away from kids/ wife..

Opposite for me..
I'll always be a console gamer no matter what.. I got no time to build a PC, upgrade its parts, manage the OS, deal with installations, patches, blue screens..
I just want to buy a box and be able to play every single title released for it for a good 6 years.. Just turn on and go..
I find console exclusives are more compelling buy than PC exclusives..
eg. Rachet and Clank, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear etc on PS3..

PC may have better visuals... but sitting at a desk is not my idea of fun.. I prefer to be lying on my couch viewing on my 60" and Home theatre sound.

Sure you could argue PC can be hooked up the same, way .. hell I have a HTPC running all my media / Free to air TV.. but why have I never played a single game on it? probably me being lazy..


Anyways .. once in while there a PC game I want to play thats not on any consoles.. The last one was THE MOVIES.

Now its Simcity 2013
I have a MAC AIR 2010 model 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM and
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB
.. will that run it ?

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:13 PM   #94
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Always On Internet requirement = No sale.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 01:18 PM   #95
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I've never used Origin, but from the all the comments here, there seems to be a unanimous consensus that Origin is really horrible. I have Steam and it doesn't bother me at all. Thankfully, SimCity will be available to purchase as a disc and that is what I will be doing.
Origin will teach you the true meaning of pain. You are wise to avoid it.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:15 PM   #96
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Always On Internet requirement = No sale.
Same here. From the way EA runs it's servers I'd most likely get what, 2-3 years out of Sim City while I can run the same Sim City 2K metropolis for another decade.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:09 AM   #97
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Origin isn't that bad generally, just annoying having to have multiple accounts for multiple services offering basically the same thing. Id much rather just have 1 Steam account with the choice to get anything on that.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:31 PM   #98
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Do people still play computer games? I thought people play console games now.
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   #99
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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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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:45 PM   #100
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So did I no mac release date yet.... guess I'll go buy a copy of windows If I have too.

I wonder what kind of power you need to run this game... Would a 2011 base model work? In either Windows/Mac side?
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