EA Wins "Award" For Charging People To Complain About SimCity

For the past eight years Choice, Australia’s biggest independent consumer organisation, has been running the Shonkys — an awards ceremony that names and shames Australia’s ‘shonkiest’ products and services. The Shonkys are taking place right now and EA Australia has just won an ‘award’ for its handling of the debacle… » 10/28/13 11:00pm 10/28/13 11:00pm

SimCity Disaster Watch Continues: Mac Version Pushed To August

Originally slated for a June 11 release — that would be this coming Tuesday — EA and Maxis have pushed back the Mac version of SimCity to an unspecified date in August because, as senior producer Kip Katsarelis tells it, "we do not believe it is ready for primetime yet." Thank goodness for foresight. » 6/06/13 4:45pm 6/06/13 4:45pm

Coder Discovers Mandatory 20-Minute Offline Timeout in SimCity

Last week, two of our writers played SimCity and deliberately turned off their Internet connections, both finding their games continued normally and then abruptly ended after 20 minutes. Someone now has posted what appears to be code for the game that orders a shutdown after a disconnection exactly that long. That… » 3/17/13 5:00pm 3/17/13 5:00pm