SimCity Video Mocks Cain's '9-9-9' Plan
EA also drops the game's price $9.99
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2011 6:35 PM CDT
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – The makers of SimCity are grabbing a little spotlight over Herman Cain's controversial "9-9-9" tax plan, the Huffington Post reports. While Cain swears he didn't take the idea from the video game, Electronic Arts is temporarily dropping the price of SimCity games online to $9.99 to highlight the link. EA has also produced an animated video showing Cain as he comes up with his tax plan under the message, "Not so fast, Mr. Cain."

The video goes on to say, "No, Mr. Cain. The 9-9-9 is a video game plan." While a honky-tonk fiddle plays over the echoing repetition of "9... 9... 9... 9...," Cain is seen avidly playing a video game. But EA claims they're just "having fun with this possible connection and have created this video in good natured fun." Interviewed last week by Rachel Maddow, Cain defended "9-9-9" as an original plan, and called the purported SimCity connection "a lie"—four times. (Click through to see HuffPo originally point out the "9-9-9" similarity to SimCity.)

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Electronic Arts Mocks Herman Cains 999 Plan in New SimCity Video is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 29 comments
Oct 18, 2011 7:45 AM CDT
Cain's plan for foreign policy probably comes from Tank Wars
Oct 17, 2011 10:25 PM CDT
@Fascist_Jack.....Jack, Jack, Jack....There is no Federal Sales Tax! The media isn't lying when it says the 9% sales tax would be on top of existing taxes. Those are state and local sales taxes, and they would still be collected. Please try to understand these things before spouting off.
Oct 17, 2011 10:21 PM CDT
Looking at that video makes me want to buy Sims 3 and Sims 3 Ambitions, unless Sims 4 is in the works with more enhanced graphics quality. The only SimCity part of that video was the 9 9 9 plan the majority of it was Sims 3.