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"End of an era."
Work-in-progress shows potential.
As is a trial version of SimCity.
A year on from from its disastrous launch, our reviewer heads back to see what's changed.
Update 10 in final testing now.
"I wish it were as simple as flipping a switch."
"From me, and everyone at the studio, thank you again for staying with us."
Go forth and create!
Nuclear fusion! Drones! Drink recycled sewage!
But bigger cities ruled out.
"It's difficult to determine what makes a 'good' or safe mod and what mods cross the line."
Future tech, but no offline mode.
Red Cross Relief Centre and two vehicles respond to natural disasters.
Plus, "not all EA games will offer a free-to-play mode."
Lessons learned after SimCity debacle?
EA hails it as "a success".
Jellygrade making a sim about the dawn of life on earth.
UPDATE: SimCity Mac release date announced.
Draw rails like roads.
No offline mode, either.
Did someone say Theme Park?
Air pollution! High school buses! Sims in limbo!
No offline mode, though.
Cross-platform play between PC and Mac supported.
Update 2.0 in the works.
Happy happy joy joy.
EA "investigating" the vulnerability.
Origin sets new record with 1.3 million concurrent users.
Maxis attempts to explain why SimCity is always-online as players discover code for 20-min offline force-shutdown timer
"In many ways, we built an MMO."
No word on an offline mode, though.
Edit freeway outside city boundaries.
Hilarious player-created videos emerge.
While EA is claiming they offload a significant amount of the calculations."
Doubles sales of Aliens: Colonial Marines.
But still no "all-clear".
"We're hoping you won't stay mad..."
UPDATE: EA is suspending its SimCity online marketing campaign following server issue outrage - report
UPDATE: Amazon pulls digital sales, EA addresses concerns... sort of.
Begins next week.
EA building up to March launch.
Need for Speed, SimCity, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Medal of Honor, FIFA 13.
SimCity coming to Mac in February.
It won't be "an exercise in propaganda", insists developer.
EA logs domain names for social spin-off.
Something fishy going on?
"I'm not surprised we're getting some reaction like this."
Things'll be great when you're down town…
And you'll need an Origin account too.
Behind the scenes of Maxis' world tech.
Build regions with friends "for the first time".
Maxis' PC game due out in 2013.
"We are adding curvy roads."