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Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Supposing you’re a fan of SIM City - and have never heard of Tropico - today you’re in for a rather strange treat. The folks at OnLive have brought on Tropico 5 to their streaming service, making the game not only available anywhere you’ve got the internet, but on any device that can run OnLive as well. That includes Mac OS X devices, iOS, and Android too!

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SimCity Update 10 with offline mode arrives today

SimCity Update 10 with offline mode arrives today

The long-awaited SimCity update that brings gamers an offline mode has arrived today, having gone through its final testing that will hopefully keep anything catastrophic from happening. This is Update 10, and with it comes the ability to play sans Internet connection.

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SimCity Offline mode coming soon

SimCity Offline mode coming soon

SimCity is a game that has been around for a long time and many PC gamers have fond memories of playing. The latest version of the game launched last year and proved to be popular from the start. There was one thing about the game that bothers a lot of players though.

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SimCity offline mode to arrive with update 10

SimCity offline mode to arrive with update 10

Back in October, we heard rumbles that an offline mode for SimCity was being considered, something that followed multiple botched launches and has been much-requested by gamers. Today in a blog post, Maxis' Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner announced an offline mode will indeed be arriving soon for all SimCity players, breaking the shackles of you-must-have-an-Internet-connection.

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SimCity offline mode possibility being explored, says Maxis

SimCity offline mode possibility being explored, says Maxis

SimCity was plagued with server issues for a fair bit of time, something that eventually also affected Mac users upon the Mac version launch. An offline mode has been requested for many months, and though at one point it seemed that such was not going to be a reality, SimCity developer Maxis has stated that a team has been put in place to explore the possibility.

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SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack lands November 15

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack lands November 15

Maxis has announced that the new SimCity video game will get its first expansion pack in mid-November. SimCity has proven to be a popular game so far even though it had server issues to begin with and requires an Internet connection to play. If you're hoping the expansion pack brings an off-line mode to the game, you're going to be sad.

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SimCity for Mac issues causing some gamers frustration

SimCity for Mac issues causing some gamers frustration

With the SimCity launch fiasco that took place earlier this year still in fresh in the mind of gamers, many have plodded ahead and downloaded the newly launched SimCity from Mac. Not too long after the download became available, however, comments and tweets are appearing from users who are experiencing a variety of issues with the game, among them being the inability to download it at all.

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SimCity for Mac arrives for download through Origin

SimCity for Mac arrives for download through Origin

SimCity has been released for Mac. Details of the release have been shared on the SimCity Blog where they begin by thanking those who waited patiently. Of course, that refers back to those earlier release delays. The good news as of today is that SimCity has indeed arrived for Mac and it is available as a digital download from the Origin website.

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SimCity for Mac arriving later this month, hoping for a smoother launch

SimCity for Mac arriving later this month, hoping for a smoother launch

We knew SimCity for Mac would be arriving at some point when Maxis and Electronic Arts announced the news earlier this year, and finally, after seeing a delay past its initial June launch, Mac gamers will be able to get their grubby little hands on the game starting on August 29, just six or so months after the PC version was released under pretty bad circumstances.

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SimCity for Mac delayed

SimCity for Mac delayed

Bad news for Mac gamers with deity delusions; EA has revealed that it is delaying SimCity for Mac, just days before the game was expected to hit shelves. EA had originally promised to launch the OS X version of the game on Tuesday, June 11, but now says that it is not "ready for primetime yet" and so has been pushed back into August.

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EA points toward SimCity sales as high point in recent quarter

EA points toward SimCity sales as high point in recent quarter

Electronic Arts has reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and the company boasted a $1.04 billion revenue, which is up from $977 million a year ago. Net income also saw a growth from last year, with $169 million in cold, hard profit for the quarter, compared to $56 million during the same quarter last year. However, it was the game sales that EA really wanted to show off.

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SimCity creator calls latest launch woes “inexcusable”

SimCity creator calls latest launch woes “inexcusable”

The SimCity series was first launched in 1989 and was created by game designer Will Wright. However, the man who built the series wasn't a part of the latest SimCity launch that took place earlier this year. Instead, he sat back and watched the show, but it obviously was a bit painful to watch, and Wright wan't too thrilled about how things went.

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