SimCity News (PC)

SimCity releases for Mac today at 6.00pm BST / 10.00am PT

Posted: 29.08.2013 by Technet2k

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Maxis finally released the long promised Mac version of SimCity today, which was original due earlier but got pushed back following the launch and gameplay troubles on PC. Existing owners get Mac copies free.

Despite the very rocky launch, the new SimCity managed to clear 2 million copies in sales thanks to an "enormous number of loyal fans," attributed EA's Frank Gibeau.

SimCity "traffic tuning" Update 7.0 releases August 22nd

Posted: 21.08.2013 by Technet2k

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Tomorrow Maxis launch Update 7.0 for SimCity which promises to sweep the streets clean of unruly traffic as "tuning" is the primary focus. It also adds a raise/lower tool for roads to force bridges and tunnels.

Sims are now guaranteed an 'open slot' at their destination before they step foot outside. Services like garbage collection should see huge improvements.

Traffic routing fixes in Update 7 for SimCity detailed

Posted: 08.08.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Maxis has detailed some of the fixes being done to SimCity in terms of traffic routing and tuning, making the game more efficient in that regard.

SimCity confirmed for Mac August 29th

Posted: 06.08.2013 by Technet2k

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EA has announced that the long in the making Mac version of SimCity will be releasing August 29th. It was originally due June 11th but was pushed back to 'ensure a great experience' for Mac gamers.

A full native version of the game has been built, as Maxis avoided a more direct PC port. The cross-platform SimCity means free Mac versions for PC owners, and vice versa.

SimCity Update 6 addresses RCI, Update 7 to include bridge and tunnel tool

Posted: 02.08.2013 by Technet2k

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The latest update for SimCity has been released which introduces a number of tweaks to the game's handling of RCI, making commercial much more dependent on industrial. There's also more building variety.

Maxis has already unveiled what lies ahead in Update 7 and it's boasting 'smarter' traffic, with faster vehicles going about their day. Mayors will also get to create bridges, overpasses and tunnels.