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The Escapist: Electronic Arts Disables "Non-Critical" SimCity Features

Electronic Arts is disabling leaderboards, achievements and other functions in an effort to alleviate the strain on overloaded SimCity servers.

The launch of SimCity, if you've somehow managed to miss it, has not gone well. It's not exactly a surprising development, given the disastrous launch history of games that require always-on internet connections, but it's still an ugly scene. Players can't connect to the servers, can't access their cities, can't make contact with friends; right now, the game is like a box of chocolates, all of them filled with crap.

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steve30x1368d ago

The best thing they should do now is patch the game and remove the always online DRM

DwightOwen1366d ago

"...the game is like a box of chocolates, all of them filled with crap."

What a brilliant, perfect summary of this game.