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EA says it took six months to make 'impossible' offline play possible in Sim City

Yesterday EA announced the latest incarnation of Sim City would be patched to finally bring offline play to the controversial title. An online-only play requirement caused the game to be crippled from launch for many players, and left offline players locked out of the title completely. At the time...

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Daily Update for January 13, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

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SimCity to receive 'impossible' offline update, gamers roll their eyes

Remember back in March of last year when SimCity launched and, because of its online play requirement, did a faceplant? And do you also remember when the game finally found its way to OS X in August and the exact same thing happened? Of course you do, because they were both huge stories. At the...

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SimCity might get an offline option after all

After two fumbled launches -- one for Windows users and one for Mac -- that frustrated gamers with networking issues, SimCity might finally be getting an offline mode. A general manager for developer Maxis confirmed in a blog post that the company is indeed exploring whether an offline mode would...

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EA reports SimCity Mac installation issues have been resolved

Yesterday was a rough day for a certain segment of Mac gamers looking to download and play SimCity on their rigs for the first time. Almost immediately after the game went live, the official SimCity forums were flooded with reports from customers unable to install the game on their systems....

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SimCity on Mac is 'totally unplayable' (Updated)

Update #2: EA has further commented on the launch day woes, insisting that the installation issues have been ironed out. Update #1: A Maxis spokesperson had this to say in regards to the launch day woes: There are a small number of players who have encountered issues with SimCity for Mac....

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SimCity finally coming to Mac on Aug 29

SimCity fans with Macs rejoice! You're finally going to have a version of SimCity that will run natively on your favorite computer. Electronic Arts has announced that the classic sim game will finally make it to OS X on August 29, 2013. The game was originally supposed to arrive on June 11, but...

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SimCity for Mac delayed until August

Mac SimCity fans hoping to grab a copy of the popular lifestyle game next week are going to be disappointed with EA today. The gaming company confirmed that it is delaying the launch of SimCity for the Mac from the original June 11th date to sometime in August. A post on the SimCity blog claims...

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Daily Update for April 10, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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SimCity for Mac coming on June 11

EA announced today that the latest version of SimCity will be arriving on the Mac platform on June 11, 2013. Lucy Bradshaw, senior vice president and general manager of EA's Maxis Label, said that "We didn't want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac, so we created a native version...

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SimCity Deluxe for iPad, Risk for iPad out today from EA

First mentioned back in October, Electronic Arts has finally released SimCity Deluxe for iPad, and oh my, how far we have come from the original SimCity game, which came out in 1989. Available for the first time on the iPad, SimCity Deluxe allows players to act as Mayor and City Planner to build and...

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EA Mobile announces fall iOS game lineup

If you've been waiting for SimCity to make its way to iPad/HD format, you don't have much longer to wait. EA Mobile has recently announced its game release slate for the rest of fall 2010. Along with FIFA 11, EA Sports NBA Elite 11, and others, the company will be releasing the iPad-specific...

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TUAW's Daily App: SimCity

I probably don't need to explain SimCity to you; it's one of the most classic PC games of all time, and Electronic Arts released it for the iPhone a while go. It's the same game you've played before; you can mark out zones in your city, draw out roads and buildings, and slowly build up your...

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SimCity Deluxe coming soon to iPhone

An updated version of the the preferred game for those who want to create cities and watch them prosper or founder is coming to the iPhone this summer. SimCity Deluxe from EA Mobile will have a user interface that improves on the current Sim City offering, with enhancements that make it look a...

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SimCity for iPhone: A week later

Last week, Electronic Arts finally released SimCity for the iPhone. Like Rolando, which came a day later, SimCity was an eagerly anticipated game with a lot of high expectations. On the surface, it looks fantastic. The graphic capabilities really shows off what the capacity of the iPhone is capable...

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