Submitted by SactoGamer 993d ago | news

Amazon ceases sales of SimCity as EA shuts down in-game features

Electronic Arts' latest Maxis-developed computer game, SimCity, has only been out for two days and already online retailer Amazon.com is no longer selling it. While in most cases that means they are sold out, that's not the case here. In fact, Amazon *chose* to stop selling the much-anticipated game not because of inventory, but rather due to customer dissatisfaction. (Amazon.com, Culture, PC, SimCity)

NintendoGal  +   993d ago
Amazon is generally picky about the quality of the goods they sell.
camel_toad  +   993d ago
This is an excellent kick to EA's groin area. Sack... EA's sack.
Derekvinyard13  +   993d ago
Love amazon for this
TheSoundDefense  +   993d ago
How does stuff like this continue to happen? How has a company like EA not learned to properly test things?
Tuxmask55  +   993d ago
I was so keen on grabbing this game right away. I'm so glad now that I waited. Looks like more SimCity 4 for me!
Tiqila  +   993d ago
I will never purchase a Origin game nor any other EA game anymore
Detoxx  +   993d ago
Good for you
papashango  +   993d ago
Good to hear Tiqila.
kingPoS  +   993d ago
Why are they regressing?
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R_aVe_N  +   993d ago
Watch Dogs is Ubisoft...
DudeJets  +   993d ago
Well Eu launch was last night EA added a few new servers within 30 mins and worked flawlessly. I don't see what the problem is.

Also all the things apparently removed are all working fine
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violents  +   993d ago
Just another screw you from EA.

DRM sucks!!

Punish all the people that purchase your product because a few people will pirate if you don't.
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itsralf  +   993d ago
It was only a couple of years ago that EA was my favorite publisher.
aiBreeze  +   993d ago
Can't recall ever seeing such ridiculous issues in a game and persist for so long. The icing on the cake is that it's freaking Sim City, a game most users have come to love as a single player experience. With all the controversy surrounding the always online rubbish, you'd have thought EA would at least be focused on assuring that it was stable.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   993d ago
Always Online DRM will bring nothing good. Look at diablo III. its a good game but there's so many negativity towards it and blizzard. There's really no sense in always online, it should be "Optional" if you like to connect or not. what if for example a lightning storm brought down your net connection but you still have electricity. problem is you can't play anymore. Internet is still not as widespread as electricity so I don't know why companies insist on things like these. They should know better.
Ace Killa 08  +   993d ago
@ aiBreeze

Where were you when BF3 came out or BC2??? Every time a game gets released by EA I expect at the most a week of outage when it comes out, a month of patching to get it to usable, and then the specials to purchase ingame add-ons. I know what I get to when I purchase an EA game and it sucks!
ME1989  +   993d ago
Hopefully EA can realize that an 'always online' connection benefits absolutely no one. No clue why this game even needed it, the previous SimCity games were incredible without it.
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ps4anboi  +   993d ago
Original EA Quote
"Standard, shoddy website journalism recipe, born out of a desperate need to increase click-thru rates to support advertising revenue. Fabricate a story using an ‘unnamed source’, post it first thing in the morning, add the letters’ EA’ to the story (oh, and link it to micro-transactions – always a fan favourite) and then stand back and enjoy the vitriol which you turn into revenue. Rinse and repeat…"

Fixed for Truth
"Standard, shoddy company recipe, born out of a desperate need to increase cash rates to support advertising revenue. Fabricate a unfinished game using Origin as an excuse, release it first thing in the morning, add the letters’ EA’ to the story and then stand back and enjoy the constant connection problems which you turn into revenue. Rinse and repeat…"
lizard81288  +   992d ago
EA needs to stop pushing Origin
Because it isn't going to happen.

I have sided with Steam. Square, EA and the rest need to stop making their on Online gaming bit and just go with steam (or another) and none of that GFWL crap either. Steam and GMG and a few other services, i'm fine with, but every publisher doesn't need their own online gaming application.

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