The New 2013 SimCity [Merged]

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    miles01110

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    Finally... only took them 10 years.

    http://www.simcity.com/en_US/game/overview

    Looks like it'll only be available for Windows via Origin when it's released. In any case I'm looking forward to it. Available in 2013.
     
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    Bout time. Looks like it will be fun. I'm strangely excited to build curved roads.:p
     
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    Yay! I’ve always loved Sim City!

    OMG I SAW A LAUNCH ARCO!!!
     
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    OMFG! I'm not a gamer. That is the only game that makes me go nuts! Big Sim City fan here!
     
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    I'm really excited about a new Sim City.

    I still play 4 every once in a while and have purchased CitiesXL 2012, but haven't really gotten into it.
     
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    Wow that's just great! Been waiting for a new game for ages. SimCity Societies was a real fail.
     
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    Are there any versions of simcity that work on osx lion? Digital distribution preferred.
     
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    I'm not sure. It could be been-there-done-that...
     
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    There's an intel patch available for Simcity 4 deluxe, but it's been in a perpetual beta state and people have had various levels of success with it in Lion.

    Every other Maxis title has made it to the Mac, so I have high hopes for this. It'll be cider, though.
     
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    SimCity is very addicting, but I could never master it in terms of keeping the property values up :(
     
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    I'm not seeing anything about this being on the mac....
     
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    Many of us dual boot with a Mac/Hackintosh, or have a gaming PC.
     
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    Yeah, I was just planning to use Boot Camp.
     
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    A Mac native version will probably have to wait for Aspyr to do one of their crappy ports.
     
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    Very nifty – I greatly enjoyed SC2k and Sim City 4. :)
     
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    I just hope the multiplayer doesn't mean an MMO that we have to always be connected to the internet with no offline single player option. If so I'll just stick with older versions of Sim City, 2000 being the best.

    Personally my favorite way to play Sim City is with the add funds code to just build it up quickly then ravage it with natural disasters. Any game that requires MMO style ranking and gameplay don't allow cheating. Sure to purists this is the way to play. There are others who think cheat codes are the funnest way to play.

    I play games without codes just to push through and beat it. Then it is also much funner to go back through with codes to womp through everything.

    The other problem with games that always require a connection is what happens to the players when the servers are shut down? They are SOL. I can still pick up an Atari game if I wish and play it, which I do along with NES. Games that require a connection won't work 30 years down the road.

    My other concern is that they completely botch it and make it too simple. As they did with the Sims 3.

    Here's hoping they also fix the number of hospitals, police and fire stations needed. It's ridiculous when you have a population of 100,000 and need twenty or more hospitals, fire departments and police stations. In a real city that size you'd have one hospital, three or four fire departments and one police station. Then there is also the issues of bus stops. They shouldn't take up any land. Bus stops are just signs and a bench on the sidewalk not buildings taking up the space of a house.
     
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    That's awesome news. I'm not a big gamer anymore but I'll be ordering this one for sure.
     
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    I hope it nicely fits between the difficulty of Sim City 4 and Cities XL and isn't another dumbing down of the franchise like Societies was. Looking forward to this, bit of a surprise really, thought they'd abandoned SC in favour of The Sims?
     
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    EA doesn't have Aspyr do native ports anymore. They use Cider themselves, which is even worse.

    It does require an online connection, but it looks like it is similar to Spore in the way it grabs content from other players. So, there should still be cheat codes, though not for the 16-player multiplayer and co-op.
     
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    A NEW SIMCITY


    AND ITS MADE BY MAXIS?!


    I am litterally crying tears of joy. I still play SimCity 4 to this day because it is one of the most fun games. SimCity Socieities was lame (since it wasn't Maxis made) and Cities XL just didn't feel the same. I can not WAIT for this game. There better be a Mac version (knowing Maxis, how could there not be?).


    I'm more excited though to see Maxis back in action, with nearly all of their projects (The Sims, SimCity, Spore) get put in other people's hands, it's amazing to finally have Maxis back, and we all know that since this is a Maxis game, it won't disappoint at all.
     
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    Seriously. I don't think they'd go so far as to make it "multiplayer only", but I do anticipate having to launch the game through <barf> Origin, which essentially means you need an internet connection.
     
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    Hi, I'm new to PC gaming. I bought SimCity 4 two weeks ago, and it's great. It is a little difficult because I have a high residential demand but low commercial and industrial demand, but then they move in and they complain they have no jobs! Too funny.

    Anyways, what is Origin? I assume it is like Steam (which I also don't have). How do these systems work? I assume they don't work well and everyone complains because of this. Do they slow down your machine and boot at startup?
     

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