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'SimCity' launches to critical acclaim and crippling server problems
Clogged streets: SimCity launch plagued by server problems

EA rolling out major SimCity simulation changes today

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Even now that SimCity has largely overcome the significant server problems that plagued its launch last month, players have still faced some rather unavoidable problems with the inner workings of the game's simulation. EA is making an effort to address some of those simulation problems and bugs with a...
EA rolling out major SimCity simulation changes today
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Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review
SimCity sells 1.1M units despite server problems at launch

Ace of Spades - review

www.guardian.co.uk
PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review
EA says SimCity core server problems are "almost behind us"

SimCity -review

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PC, EA, cert:7EA's latest in its much-lauded city-building series hasn't fared too well so far. The need for the internet always to be on has led to chronic server problems, with many owners simply unable to log on and play the game. Several community and sharing features have been stripped...
SimCity -review

How OMGPOP scaled to 36 million users in three weeks

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OMGPOP can thank the cloud for its acquisition by Zynga on Wednesday. The gaming startup, whose Draw Something iPhone app used cloud computing and a NoSQL database to scale from zero (relatively speaking) to more than 35 million downloads in three weeks and never miss a beat. I had a...
How OMGPOP scaled to 36 million users in three weeks

EA disables "non-critical gameplay features" to relieve SimCity servers

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Those hoping that EA would quickly solve the server problems plaguing SimCity since its US launch Tuesday won't be happy with the publisher's latest news. Community Manager LadyCoconut announced this morning that EA is rolling out a server hotfix that improves stability but also "disables a few non-critical gameplay...
EA disables "non-critical gameplay features" to relieve SimCity servers

EA offers free catalog game to apologize for SimCity server woes

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While Electronic Arts might not be offering refunds to players irate over the continuing server problems for its online-only SimCity, it is making its remorse over the issues somewhat more tangible by offering all purchasers a free game from EA's Origin catalog. "To get us back in your good...
EA offers free catalog game to apologize for SimCity server woes
Admitting it was "dumb," EA says it has added SimCity servers and will give players a free game

MoH: Warfighter, SimCity 4 among free titles offered to SimCity mayors

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Though Electronic Arts is refusing to offer refunds to disgruntled SimCity players, the company announced on March 8 that it would give players a free game to make up for the server problems plaguing the game to this day. The company today published the list of games on offer: Battlefield...
MoH: Warfighter, SimCity 4 among free titles offered to SimCity mayors

Original SimCity creator calls EA's server problems "inexcusable"

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From our perspective in early May, the server debacle surrounding March's launch of SimCity seems like a bad dream. That hasn't stopped series creator Will Wright from recently looking back on the latest game's rollout with a rueful eye. "I feel bad for the team," Wright said when asked...
Original SimCity creator calls EA's server problems "inexcusable"

Today's Scuttlebot: Online Etiquette in Flux, and Facebook Hacking Defense

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include revenue implications for a rush to mobile advertising, a new fight over domain names and an animated look at server problems with the new version of SimCity....
Today's Scuttlebot: Online Etiquette in Flux, and Facebook Hacking Defense

Will SimCity Launch Disaster Stop Online-Only DRM?

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If you went to Amazon on Thursday and try to buy the new SimCity, the first major release of the classic urban planning PC series in 10 years, you wouldn't have been able to. Amazon wouldn't sell it to you. Why? Because the servers of the game's publisher, Electronic Arts,...
Will SimCity Launch Disaster Stop Online-Only DRM?

Fans, press uncover massive holes in SimCity's AI, server connection

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Now that SimCity's initial server problems are almost completely fixed, players and press are taking a deep dive into the game's much-vaunted simulation features and are reporting some major problems with the game as it had been promoted before and after launch. The controversy started yesterday when Kotaku noticed...
Fans, press uncover massive holes in SimCity's AI, server connection
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