SimCity servers buckle, Origin users locked out

Casually Addicted writes, "SimCity has been available in the U.S. for about an hour now, but users attempting to install the title are being met with resistance from Electronic Arts’ servers."

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TOGC2111d ago

Ladies and gentlemen, the issue with having to always be online.

animegamingnerd2111d ago

why i hate the idea and concept of both DRM and cloud gaming

Blacktric2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

Eurogamer Sweden


"A fantastic city simulation that meets all expectations. So perfectly balanced it makes it easy to pick up and enjoy, but proves to be very difficult to master. Funny, addictive and with great options for both co-operative and competitive online play - Sim City is a clear candidate for Game of the Year."

"Sim City is a clear candidate for Game of the Year."

Still laughing here.

Edit: @animegamingnerd

The funny thing is, the longtime fans of the series complain about how shallow this new game is on top of always on online DRM, yet Eurogamer Sweden gives it a "100" and proceeds to call it a candidate for game of the year. If this isn't proof that the gaming journalism and game reviews cannot be trusted, I don't know what is.

animegamingnerd2111d ago

@Blacktric any game with DRM at best should earn a 7

grailly2111d ago

don't all games have DRM? it's just well hidden or not

xPhearR3dx2111d ago


So because they're having server issues that means the game is shit? Considering a lot of people can't even play, how do they know the this game is shallow compared to the old games? I'm not defending EA or Sim City because I have no plans to pick it up anytime soon, but 99% of the time people on N4G tend to judge a game and the credibility of a journalist without actually playing the game for themselves.

KrisButtar2111d ago

i know what you mean, i had this game pre-ordered until i found out about the always online DRM. now that doesnt bug me too much, its just i dont have internet offered in my home, only have it once i drive to work.

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fermcr2111d ago

"SimCity servers buckle, Origin users locked out"

Not surprised. I knew this was going to happen.

jimbobwahey2111d ago

Hopefully this results in people abandoning Origin and going back to using Steam for their PC gaming needs.

3-4-52111d ago

2-4 more of these incidents and TPTB within gaming will finally realize it doesn't work.

If only the people in charge of all the money were actually intelligent or creative enough to come up with a better solution.

majiebeast2111d ago

Memories of error 37 in Diablo 3.

adorie2111d ago

Awh. Memory lane. Those were the days. June, 2012 was never sweeter.

kutocer2111d ago

Beta wasn't there for major server stress testing only a few thousand people got let in to try. From past experience no matter if they did stress test it would have more than likely buckled like every other online game.

Si-Fly2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

Good, gives them time to sort it all out before us Europeans get our hands on it ;)

0pie2111d ago

well... Im not surprised, its EA...

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