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EA to unveil "at least six new projects" at E3 2014, Star Wars: Battlefront confirmed

Posted: 07.05.2014 by Technet2k

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In their latest earnings call, EA has teased they've got "at least six new projects" in development and they'll be unveiling details at this year's E3. A "major new game" due in Q3 2014 will be shown.

They mention it's powered by Frostbite 3 so it's very likely Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is due around then. EA also mentioned Battlefront is progressing "very, very well."

Maxis hiring for "new AAA PC game," part of studio's "strategy for growth"

Posted: 31.03.2014 by Technet2k

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SimCity developer Maxis is looking for a new Director of Product Development or Senior Development Director, as the studio gears up for a "new AAA PC game!" They want experience with "AAA and/or mobile game franchises."

The good news is that Maxis is developing a PC exclusive, and it's a 'big project', but what does this mean for SimCity? Are they committing to a sequel or another IP?

Maxis post quick tutorial for SimCity's offline Single-Player Mode

Posted: 19.03.2014 by Technet2k

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A quick 1 minute 16 second video has been released by Maxis that explains the simplicity of swithcing between the traditional online multiplayer of SimCity, to the new offline Single-Player Mode hotness.

A SimCity producer details the advantages of single-player, like multiple saves. Switching between the two modes just takes a button press. "It's that simple," they declare.

SimCity now offline, Update 10 "deployment has started"

Posted: 18.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Maxis has switched off SimCity servers and for some it will be one of the last inconveniences of doing so as Update 10 is now rolling out. A Single-Player Mode is introduced that ends the tyranny of server hiccups.

Cities can now save locally, auto-saving can be disabled and Save As is introduced, which should pleasing experimenting Mayors. Maxis have refreshed their Update 10 FAQ.

Maxis: "Update 10 is in final testing" for SimCity

Posted: 14.03.2014 by Technet2k

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The much sought after Update 10 for SimCity is "in final testing," meaning that offline mode is almost upon us. Maxis have been very quiet for months regarding Update 10, much to community dismay and frustration.

Update 10 will finally let Mayors play their cities without the need of the Internet, which should also help the now budding mod community flourish with even wackier ideas.
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