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Pandemic
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(03-08-2012, 03:53 AM)
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Four videos of SimCity and the Glassbox engine has popped up, showing early in-game footage and features.
http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-1of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-2of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-3of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-4of4
ConvenientBox
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(03-08-2012, 03:58 AM)
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awesome! seems like the core game is intact
Pandemic
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(03-08-2012, 04:12 AM)
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Video 4 of 4 looks pretty interesting, and how the fires can spread, and sends out a ''agent'' to the local fire department.
dLMN8R
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(03-08-2012, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pandemic

Four videos of SimCity and the Glassbox engine has popped up, showing early in-game footage and features.
http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-1of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-2of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-3of4

http://www.hardwareclips.com/video/7...not-final-4of4

holy shit that simulation engine is INSANE
Combine
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(03-08-2012, 04:38 AM)

Originally Posted by dLMN8R

holy shit that simulation engine is INSANE

It certainly is. Something to keep in mind when you see the content (buildings, etc.) and realize what computations are being done under the hood to keep it within the grand simulation scheme.
evlcookie
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(03-08-2012, 04:49 AM)
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It looks like 3 members of the team are doing a AMA over on reddit. It states they will answer questions on Thursday 3/8 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM PST. I have no idea when that is since i'm an aussie and I'm already living life on thursday.

Might be something to keep an eye out for over the next 24 hours.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment..._simcity_amaa/
dLMN8R
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(03-08-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by evlcookie

It looks like 3 members of the team are doing a AMA over on reddit. It states they will answer questions on Thursday 3/8 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM PST. I have no idea when that is since i'm an aussie and I'm already living life on thursday.

Might be something to keep an eye out for over the next 24 hours.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment..._simcity_amaa/

I see the EA trolls have taken over that thread. Sad.
charlequin
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(03-08-2012, 06:21 AM)
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Hmmmm.
CrunchyFrog
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(03-08-2012, 06:36 AM)
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So this is a leak, i.e. not intended to be shown in public correct? Makes me hopeful for more GDC leaks.
BlueTsunami
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(03-08-2012, 06:38 AM)
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System sounds very flexible. In the 4th video the speaker states that they could create different agents (or scenarios) post-retail and drop it into the world without that big a fuss. I need this game in my life (or maybe I don't).
BigJonsson
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(03-08-2012, 06:44 AM)
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Wow, ingenious system they have devised
odhiex
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(03-08-2012, 06:45 AM)
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I can't open the videos at work...can somebody put this on youtube? please. Are these intentional leaks anyway?
JJD
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(03-08-2012, 06:54 AM)
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Is the game confirmed for consoles too?
Manager
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(03-08-2012, 06:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by JJD

Is the game confirmed to consoles too?

PC only.
JJD
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(03-08-2012, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Manager

PC only.

Oh boy...don't know where I heard that...

Not even a Mac version??? :-(

I would gladly install Origin on my Macbook Pro EA!
D-Pad
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(03-08-2012, 07:00 AM)
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Man I wish I understood what they were talking about with the agents and power and stuff. That engine sounds really complex.
Agent Icebeezy
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(03-08-2012, 07:00 AM)
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Its so beautiful
chickdigger802
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(03-08-2012, 07:04 AM)
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The little building animations are pretty rad. A little goofy, but pleasant.
Madrical
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(03-08-2012, 07:05 AM)
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Hmm, looks kinda sweet. Will wait for MOAR info. Hopefully GI do a large preview.
Notrollious
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(03-08-2012, 07:10 AM)
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Looks like they didn't 'dumb' it down. It's looking to me to be more of real sequel to Sim City 4.

Excited.
WoodenLung
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(03-08-2012, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Notrollious

Looks like they didn't 'dumb' it down. It's looking to me to be more of real sequel to Sim City 4.

Excited.

Yup. Damn, actually getting really excited for this.
Boss Doggie
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(03-08-2012, 07:33 AM)
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Why are there separate threads for this instead of a single thread?
FliXFantatier
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(03-08-2012, 07:41 AM)
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not loading for me, anyone got links to a proper video site :p
fanboi
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(03-08-2012, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ookami-kun

Why are there separate threads for this instead of a single thread?

New news new thread policy
TheVampire
(03-08-2012, 08:01 AM)
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Nice gameplay videos.

But its such a tease since this is coming out in 2013!!
:(
Katana_Strikes
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(03-08-2012, 12:32 PM)
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Nice vids, looking good!
Nirolak
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(03-08-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheVampire

Nice gameplay videos.

But its such a tease since this is coming out in 2013!!
:(

It will probably be Q1 2013 given that EA is advertising it now.
Sober
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(03-08-2012, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by FliXFantatier

not loading for me, anyone got links to a proper video site :p

Didn't load on the site's player either so I just looked for the mp4 from the page source, watched it in browser (guess you can download them too)

vid1: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7183_mini.mp4

vid2: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7186_mini.mp4

vid3: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7187_mini.mp4

vid4: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7188_mini.mp4
PetriP-TNT
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(03-08-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Engine looks great, looking forward to this.
Fine Ham Abounds
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(03-08-2012, 08:49 PM)
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The older I get (and the more engineering work I do), the more I appreciate this series.

What's in these videos look wonderful.
Bliany
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(03-08-2012, 08:58 PM)
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It's interesting to see how the engine works, behind the curtain. Though in a way I think I enjoy games more when I am ignorant it's machine.
trinest
(03-08-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fine Ham Abounds

The older I get (and the more engineering work I do), the more I appreciate this series.

What's in these videos look wonderful.

So you are saying if I play Sim City I can be an engineer?
Dragoon En Regalia
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(03-08-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Really tough siumlation work going on here, but it looks really cool and will make the new SimCity a much-better sequel than 4 if all of the other elements come together. And it still manages to look great!
FliXFantatier
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(03-08-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sober

Didn't load on the site's player either so I just looked for the mp4 from the page source, watched it in browser (guess you can download them too)

vid1: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7183_mini.mp4

vid2: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7186_mini.mp4

vid3: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7187_mini.mp4

vid4: http://www.hardwareclips.com:8080/40.../7188_mini.mp4

Good idea, cheers :)
Wildesy
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(03-08-2012, 09:21 PM)
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1:11-1:17 of video 4.

Last edited by Wildesy; 03-08-2012 at 09:23 PM.
ConvenientBox
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(03-08-2012, 09:24 PM)
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The one part of the video I wanted to see was when they laid down the zones, my fears were that there would be pre-made houses and shit from the trailer. Crisis averted, hype x1000!
Ignis Fatuus
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(03-08-2012, 09:26 PM)
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It certainly looks good, but I'm a little paranoid when it comes to EA revivals. Will have to see gameplay impressions first.
Pseudo_Sam
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(03-08-2012, 09:28 PM)
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Glassbox looks ridiculous. Here's to hoping it turns out as awesome as it's been envisioned.
Metalmurphy
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(03-08-2012, 09:34 PM)
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Guy filming certainly was enjoying it. He couldn't stop giggling.
Wazzim
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(03-08-2012, 09:38 PM)
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2013, such a long time..
Wildesy
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(03-08-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by evlcookie

It looks like 3 members of the team are doing a AMA over on reddit. It states they will answer questions on Thursday 3/8 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM PST. I have no idea when that is since i'm an aussie and I'm already living life on thursday.

Might be something to keep an eye out for over the next 24 hours.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment..._simcity_amaa/

[Ocean] Yeah, like SC4, you can build out a region by yourself, and make all of the cities serially. There are lots of players who just want to control their own world, and they don’t want anybody to interfere with it. But even those solo players are going to be participating in the flow of resources that constitute the core of the games economy – the economic landscape that they’re operating in will be shaped by the actions of other players, even if they are only playing solo. In addition, there will be regional challenges and opportunities that you’ll be competing against other regions for. So you can play by yourself. More social players can play with their friends and accomplish more, faster, but that’s their choice.
As for custom content – think back to SC4 - first we just need to get the game out, and make everything work robustly.

Always-online incoming.
Bruiserk
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(03-08-2012, 10:49 PM)
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"I don't have a fire station in my city."

Some men just want to watch the world burn...

No but seriously the agent system looks cool. Dat water pollution.
Rentahamster
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(03-08-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by dLMN8R

holy shit that simulation engine is INSANE

Assigning attributes to objects reminds me of the approach that Scribblenauts took.
Agent Icebeezy
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(03-08-2012, 11:27 PM)
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Preordered in full, I'm ready.
panama chief
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(03-08-2012, 11:28 PM)
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jesus. the first video alone overwhelmed the shit out of me. so much going on under the hood....
BlueTsunami
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(03-08-2012, 11:41 PM)
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In regards to the importance of fire stations and their role in the cities economy, libertarians are gonna hate this game
Kinky John
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(03-08-2012, 11:57 PM)
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Delicious! I hope they don't make an arse of this!
khuezy
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(03-09-2012, 01:22 AM)
How awesome would it be if they had a zombie apocalypse simulation mode.
Ranger X
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(03-09-2012, 01:23 AM)
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YESSS.

Those videos gave me some faith back!
Fine Ham Abounds
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(03-09-2012, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by trinest

So you are saying if I play Sim City I can be an engineer?

rofl

Just a personal observation! I see how ridiculous it might have sounded. :p

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