Simcity

11 years later, SimCity 4 hits the Mac App Store

Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition has once again arrived on the Mac and this time around, the game has been updated to support OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and above. Originally released on the Mac back in 2003 and on Steam in 2010, the new release includes bug fixes, performance enhancements, and other updates such as native resolution support. As a package, SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition includes the best-selling SimCity 4 and SimCity 4: Rush Hour Expansion Pack.

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At long last, SimCity can be played offline

EA has released SimCity Update 10, a new patch for the 2013 reboot of their popular city-building strategy game franchise. Update 10 finally brings offline play to the game, which heretofore has required a live Internet connection in order to work. The initial announcement came from the SimCity forums.

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SimCity offline mode took six months to create, says lead engineer

Maxis recently announced that its 2013 release of SimCity will, for the first time, be playable offline. The game currently requires a persistent online connection to servers in order to work, but all that's set to change with the release of Update 10. Many, including me, have wondered what's taken so long. It was a major development challenge, according to the game's lead engineer.

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SimCity to add offline mode, but why has it taken nearly a year?

EA's relaunch of the perennially popular SimCity brand last year met with a rocky start - the game was plagued with bugs on launch and the Mac version was delayed for months after the PC version's release. But one issue angered gamers more than any other: the requirement that the game maintain a persistent connection to its online servers. Necessary, the developer said, to keep the complex city simulation in sync. Turns out that's not true. Maxis, the game's developer, will finally support offline play for SimCity in a new patch, according to Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner, in a new blog post:

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SimCity for Mac launches Thursday

Electronic Arts (EA) plans to launch the long-awaited Mac version of SimCity at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM Eastern) on Thursday, August 28th. You can download and "preload" it now, and activate it once it's officially released.

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Digital city planners rejoice! SimCity coming to Mac on August 29

SimCity will hit the Mac on August 29. SimCity was originally scheduled to be released for Mac on June 11, but EA punted the game to August, citing quality issues.

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SimCity coming to Mac on June 11

EA has announced that the latest version of their SimCity game will be arriving on mac on June 11 through their digital distribution service, Origin. Count yourself lucky, Mac owners, to have been spared the poopstorm that was the PC launch of the new SimCity game.

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Ragdoll Blaster, SimCity Deluxe, Slot Machine Roundup - Reviews From the Forums

Some of our senior forum members have graciously decided to take requests to review iOS games/applications of your choice. We've decided to spotlight these reviews and encourage all of you to reply with your opinions regardless or whether your agree or disagree. We want to know what you think of these applications.

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Holidaily Double Forum Reviews: SimCity for the iPhone

[Confession: I've been a little slow in getting the usual twice-weekly Forum Reviews up, and cjvitek and msbaylor, as if sensing my slacktivity level, put their production into turbo mode. So what's an editor to do? Come up with an angle, of course! So, from now until we catch up -- or I mess up again -- we'll be presenting lots more Forum Reviews. How many more? Well, we're calling it our Holidaily Double, so howzat for a clue? - Rene]

SimCity Forum Review by msbaylor. (Visit the thread for video and more pics. For more Forum Reviews see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum!

My main concern before getting this application was – would it be able to handle all the animations on the screen, or would it just be an expensive crashing app? After a brief setup and I selected the tutorial, I got a white screen. I thought this was a glitch (First thought - "NO, Not the white-screen-of-death!"), but after about 15 or 20 seconds, the main Sim-screen came up and walked me through the controls and what everything meant. That alone was very nice to have - major kudos for the help explanations.

Read on for the review, after the jump!

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EA's SimCity Coming to App Store

Fans of EA's ever popular SimCity series should be jumping with joy right about now. Later this month EA will be releasing SimCity for the iPhone on the App Store. Kotaku was able to demo the game recently and here is what they had to say:

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