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Amazon Yanks SimCity Over Server Woes

Players locked out, and getting angry

(Newser) - The new SimCity racked up some nice reviews from critics, but it's getting abysmal ones from players thanks to the horrific server issues the game is experiencing. Amazon briefly stopped selling the game last night over the problems, the BBC reports. It's back now, but it carries a... More »

'Incredible' SimCity Grows Up

Most reviewers love the new version, which gives players way more control

(Newser) - The SimCity franchise gets a major reboot today with a sixth version that gives players far more detailed control over the cities they create and the individual citizens who live in them. For the most part, reviewers are wowed:
  • Farhad Manjoo, Slate : The update is "incredible," he writes.
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SimCity Video Mocks Cain's '9-9-9' Plan

EA also drops the game's price $9.99

(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... More »

Sorry, Herman Cain, SimCity Had 9-9-9 First

His plan is a lot like the one in the virtual game: Huffington Post

(Newser) - With Herman Cain atop the latest polls and his 9-9-9 tax plan getting extra scrutiny, the Huffington Post is happy to point out that a similar plan first appeared in SimCity years ago. Under that system, residents of the virtual city had a 9% rate for commercial taxes, 9% for... More »

'Sims' Creator's 'Spore' Delayed

Delays of hyped 'god game' due to 'extensive' playability testing

(Newser) - "Spore", the much awaited 'life-simulation'/'god game' from SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright, will finally be released in Spring 2008, GameSpot reports. The game and its all-encompassing concept, wherein a player guides the development of life from multicellular organisms to space-faring civilizations, was first announced two years ago,... More »

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