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Submitted by Upstate8987 503d ago | news

SimCity Launch Causing Severe Server Issues

EA is having severe launch problems for SimCity today. Many people, including us here at Den of Geek!, are having issues even connecting to the servers to play the game. All North American Servers are full or busy, and unconnectable. And, you can try joining another server not in your region, but you're unable to create a city to start playing.

We're beyond frustrated because we cannot even play the game to review it for you guys, but we're not alone. There are numerous enraged gamers around the net due to not being able to play SimCity. (PC, SimCity)

Reborn  +   503d ago
Stunning.

They know a lot of people would purchase it, and instead of ensuring servers are ready (using the beta, and pre order figures), again they slip up.

All that money, you'd expect EA to get their servers right for launch. Might want to consider sorting out other parts of your business, before you implement micro-transactions into your games.
SantistaUSA  +   503d ago
The thing about you having to be online to be able to play the game is horse s@#$! I refuse to buy a game that has that type of requirement!

Yesterday I've watched "Up at Noon" from IGN (funny show) they interviewed SimCity producer Jason Haber and he was asked if the server would be able handle the traffic at 7:10 mark. I would like to see them interviewing him again now lol
shinobi602  +   503d ago
Or they just shouldn't have made the damn thing require an internet connection in the first place. WHAT BULL****, people buy your game to play and can't even play it.

Thanks EA!
Upstate8987  +   503d ago
for those Twitter users out there, search for the #simcity tag and read what comes up. Hilarious!
SilentNegotiator  +   503d ago
Stupid DRM. This is why I will never buy a game with such restrictive DRM.
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ExPresident  +   503d ago
2013 and still have server issues. Sigh.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   503d ago
Micro transactions gamers and consumers are embracing them and loving them....

Oh whoops sorry looks like I made a mistake... EA is an evil empire...

soon it will be pay to play pay to win pay to look pay to breath coming to a city near you...

PS pay to reply...

Please send only 14 cents to ea to replay to this message... because you will embrace the micro transaction...
yess  +   503d ago
Can i get a discount, i only got 12 cents?

Oh **** nvm, i am down to -2 cents
Trenta27  +   503d ago
At least its working now. Literally been playing it all day long. Addiction sucks...
SKUD  +   503d ago
Gonna give it 3 years or less before EA shuts down the servers and no offline mode is implemented to compensate.
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2pacalypsenow  +   503d ago
Wait you have to have an Internet connection to play? What about offline?? That blows
Animal Mutha 76  +   503d ago
Vote with your wallets people - don't buy

A game like this should be easy for offline play. Why the hell would you need an always on connection to build a city ffs?
Qrphe  +   503d ago
Why are there servers for a singleplayer game? Is DRM supposed to help increase sales?

There is no stopping this game from being pirated regardless.
mydyingparadiselost  +   503d ago
Great example of how always online games screw people over.

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