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LumpOfCole
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(02-29-2012, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by plc268

Wishful thinking. EA is going to put their grubby paws on it, lock away portions to resell later on as DLC.

We all know it's going to happen, I just don't think anyone has said it yet.

A modable game would go against their idea of DLC.

For this sort of game, I see EA taking the Sims route and allowing people to create buildings and content to upload to a database for people to download as microtransactions.
Brinbe
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(02-29-2012, 07:33 PM)
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WOOO
TouchMyBox
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(02-29-2012, 07:33 PM)
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I was thinking about how there should be a new Sim City game yesterday.

So either I can predict the future, or I can choose the destiny of humanity.

You jelly, GAF?
TedNindo
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(02-29-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Playing some Sim City music to get in the mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02VD6...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bllT7...eature=related
Berordn
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(02-29-2012, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They're merged back in.

Maxis is a full label now.

Did they? I completely missed that. That makes it just like old times, except for the part where the expansion packs aren't worthwhile and we buy everything through microtransactions.

Could be worse, I guess.
Yen
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(02-29-2012, 07:46 PM)
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Sim City-GAF help me out: I played a lot of Sim City back when I was a kid but don't know which Sim City it was! All I remember is it was released in 1994, on the PC and in colour.
Every old SC was ported to about 20 different platforms so wiki doesn't really help.
gillty
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(02-29-2012, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yenrot

Sim City-GAF help me out: I played a lot of Sim City back when I was a kid but don't know which Sim City it was! All I remember is it was released in 1994, on the PC and in colour.
Every old SC was ported to about 20 different platforms so wiki doesn't really help.

2000
TedNindo
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(02-29-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yenrot

Sim City-GAF help me out: I played a lot of Sim City back when I was a kid but don't know which Sim City it was! All I remember is it was released in 1994, on the PC and in colour.
Every old SC was ported to about 20 different platforms so wiki doesn't really help.

I'm guessing Sim City 2000.
maniac-kun
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(02-29-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Yea thats awesome news :D
Yen
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(02-29-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Thanks guys, that seems to be it, though I remember the interface being a bit different, it has been 10+ years since I've played it however.
Hieberrr
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(02-29-2012, 08:14 PM)
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I was never a fan of Sim City (always a Roller Coaster Tycoon fan), but this looks stunning!
djtiesto
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(02-29-2012, 08:15 PM)
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I've waited years for a fully 3D Sim City game, it's one of the very few sim games I like.
Dennis
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(02-29-2012, 08:17 PM)
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"Your sims are out of water - download 'Big Gulp Reservoir' DLC for only $2.99!"
Snuggles
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(02-29-2012, 08:20 PM)
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The first thing I did was ctrl + F the opening post and type "facebook". No results, wonderful. I have waited many years for this.
Kapoios
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(02-29-2012, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by DennisK4

"Your sims are out of water - download 'Big Gulp Reservoir' DLC for only $2.99!"

You may be kidding, but considering Maxis is owned by EA i can totally see that happening.

...I'd still buy it though.
LumpOfCole
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(02-29-2012, 09:18 PM)
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I'm getting a craving for some SimCity right now, gorghugh.

I'm also getting a craving for the civilization phase of Spore for some reason.
ismaboof
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(02-29-2012, 09:25 PM)

Originally Posted by DennisK4

"Your sims are out of water - download 'Big Gulp Reservoir' DLC for only $2.99!"

I just realized this will happen and my hype died.

Fuck
Nirolak
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(02-29-2012, 09:26 PM)
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218 posts, 79,115 views.

I see people who aren't registered are a bit more interested than those who are. :P
Dennis
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(02-29-2012, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

218 posts, 79,115 views.

I see people who aren't registered are a bit more interested than those who are. :P

For shame GAF, for shame.

This is really one of my most wanted sequels. Waited for years.
jamesinclair
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(02-29-2012, 09:29 PM)
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The video game industry has been saved
Nirolak
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(02-29-2012, 09:31 PM)
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Currently Active Users: 13178 (3163 members and 10015 guests)

^Higher than E3.
Sober
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(02-29-2012, 09:34 PM)
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Will SC5 really be Origin-exclusive? From the most recent titles it feels more like it's aimed at the core gamer crowd who doesn't really care too much about running a client. Or they could use the wider appeal to boost their numbers. I dunno.

Also, I dread that it's going to be in full (more or less) 3D, because that will just kill modding. Part of the appeal of modding in SC4 is that only the terrain was 3D and the lots were mostly just sprites with 4 different faces (for camera rotation) and possibly night lights. That meant that modders could actually put large amounts of detail into their lots because in the end the polygon count and texture sizes wouldn't matter. This is clearly different if the game is going to use full 3D buildings, possibly with greater camera control.

But I am still excited but I hope they do right by the modding community especially who do fantastic work. Too bad they happen to be jerks about it.
Dennis
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(02-29-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Currently Active Users: 13178 (3163 members and 10015 guests)

^Higher than E3.

What is the cause?
twobear
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(02-29-2012, 09:37 PM)
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oh god sim city music

ALL OVER MY FACE
Nirolak
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(02-29-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by DennisK4

What is the cause?

This thread presumably given it's going up at like 10-20K views an hour.

We're getting linked to on the major sites/blogs.

The best news though is that the server is working.
Dennis
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(02-29-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

This thread presumably given it's going up at like 10-20K views an hour.

We're getting linked to on the major sites/blogs.

The best news though is that the server is working.

I had a 503 a few hours ago.....
D4Danger
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(02-29-2012, 09:43 PM)
I'm reserving judgement until I know how badly they're going to mess this up
The Giant
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(02-29-2012, 09:47 PM)
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I hope this comes out on mac or wii u. Only ever played sim city on the snes and simcity 2000 during primary school.
storybook77
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(02-29-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

This thread presumably given it's going up at like 10-20K views an hour.

We're getting linked to on the major sites/blogs.

The best news though is that the server is working.

Maybe because all of us aren't trying to post at the same time as the guests are viewing? (like during E3)
Neuromancer
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(02-29-2012, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Currently Active Users: 13178 (3163 members and 10015 guests)

^Higher than E3.

Sim City is cooler than all games at E3 put together; we now have scientific data to back this up.
NEOPARADIGM
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(02-29-2012, 09:53 PM)
About fucking time. Holy shit.
Babalu.
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(02-29-2012, 09:56 PM)
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WANT WANT WANT!

can't wait.
Tomat
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(02-29-2012, 09:57 PM)
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Wouldn't be surprised to see a console release for this.
sp3000
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(02-29-2012, 09:58 PM)
I really hope this isn't dumbed down so it works with a controller. I honestly don't get how you would be able to play it properly on a console, unless it's a Wii U

Of course, it probably will be. I really doubt it will be anywhere near as complex as Simcity 3000 or 4.
Junie12
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(02-29-2012, 09:58 PM)
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Holy Shit! This thread view count went up another 20,000 (70,000 last i check) The power of Sim City baby!
Lothars
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(02-29-2012, 10:00 PM)
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I am really excited for this game, Always have a special place in my heart for the Sim City Franchise, I would love a new Sim Copter though.
Snuggles
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(02-29-2012, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by sp3000

I really hope this isn't dumbed down so it works with a controller. I honestly don't get how you would be able to play it properly on a console, unless it's a Wii U

Of course, it probably will be. I really doubt it will be anywhere near as complex as Simcity 3000 or 4.

I'm not too worried about it. Hopefully they develop a separate, CivRev-esque port for the console kiddies, rather than trying to create "parity" between the platforms. That way everyone can be happy!
How About No
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(02-29-2012, 10:01 PM)
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Oh god...memories of all those hours in 2000 and 3000 combined, rushing back.

Sure, I always used the "gain more money" cheats, but I made some pretty slick cities.

Never played 4000. How much of an improvement was it over 3000?
kami_sama
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(02-29-2012, 10:04 PM)
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If I'm new to the games and I want to start, what is the best game to do so? 2000, 3000 or 4?
Hambone
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(02-29-2012, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

Wouldn't be surprised to see a console release for this.

Agreed. I don't see EA giving the go-ahead unless it's multi-platform. With that being said I'm excited for this. :)
TekDragon
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(02-29-2012, 10:08 PM)
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After trying Cities XL 2011 and 2012, I have a hard time going back to any of the Sim Cities.

We'll see if Maxis can retake the crown.
Big Ass Ramp
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(02-29-2012, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

This thread presumably given it's going up at like 10-20K views an hour.

We're getting linked to on the major sites/blogs.

The best news though is that the server is working.


reddit has this on the front page(or did at least)




fuck BF3, I'll upgrade my PC for this
artist
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(02-29-2012, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Suairyu

Guys he said the "previous two".

I certainly couldn't see something of SimCity 4's complexity working well on a console.

God I want to play some SimCity 4 now. Little chance of V living up to it.

Shut up your whore mouth and go back to playing W2.
Theonik
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(02-29-2012, 10:13 PM)
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And I was wondering what those 503s were all about.
The resulting news were better than I could imagine.
GET HYPE!
LumpOfCole
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(02-29-2012, 10:14 PM)
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People worried about DLC shouldn't be worried about bits of DLC packs here and there, they should be worried about this:

http://store.thesims3.com/category.h...tegoryId=11509
MetatronM
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(02-29-2012, 10:15 PM)
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How did I not notice this all day?! SimCity V?!

YES!
dragonelite
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(02-29-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by How About No

Oh god...memories of all those hours in 2000 and 3000 combined, rushing back.

Sure, I always used the "gain more money" cheats, but I made some pretty slick cities.

Never played 4000. How much of an improvement was it over 3000?

I was so young/stupid back then and from a none english speaking country so many hours spend trial and error. Hell it took a while to discover how those color tiles worked(industry,commercial and apartments). And had spend like a week and then discovered how to sell electricity and water to neighbor cities.
Sober
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(02-29-2012, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

I'm not too worried about it. Hopefully they develop a separate, CivRev-esque port for the console kiddies, rather than trying to create "parity" between the platforms. That way everyone can be happy!

For starters you could always pause the game. Also, multiplat is okay as long as they can keep the simulation engine the same, because at least they can make menu navigation not suck (it gets real bad when you throw in mods in SC4, you can't really put any extra things anywhere useful)
Conciliator
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(02-29-2012, 10:27 PM)
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Squeee. Squeee, son. Mad psyched.
Aselith
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(02-29-2012, 10:27 PM)
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Excite! Game looks really nice. Looks like they're going for an architect/city planner model look. It looks really slick.

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