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2014-02-16 23:02:18

SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!, the first of a new generation of educational games built to meet the needs of today’s students. The game-based classroom tool uses elements from the beloved SimCity™ franchise to engage students in real-world challenges. National, USA (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 SMS Tech Solutions, headquartered in NC, provides technology solutions for K-12, Higher Ed, Non-Profits, SMB, Commercial, State and Local Government. SMS Tech Solutions introduces SimCityEDU:...

EA Announces The Sims 4
2013-05-06 18:51:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While Electronic Arts and Maxis returned to SimCity this year with the fifth release in that series, fans of The Sims can now expect a new game next year. On Monday, EA announced a new version of The Sims was in the works for release on the PC and Mac. “Today we are revealing to our top fans the fact that The Sims 4 is coming to PC and Mac in 2014. The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions...

EA Maxis To Release Version 2.0 Of SimCity On Monday Afternoon
2013-04-22 04:47:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online EA Maxis has announced that the first “major” update for their city-building and urban-planning simulation game SimCity will be released Monday at 4:00pm Eastern (1:00pm Pacific), various media outlets have reported. According to Engadget´s Joe Pollicino, the SimCity 2.0 update will include 26 bug fixes, new data map color filters, a specialized heads-up display for the colorblind setting, and the action of mayors...

Electronic Arts Shutting Down Sims Games On Facebook
2013-04-15 18:42:52

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Electronic Arts has said it will shut down three of the games it runs on Facebook. The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society will go offline on June 14 of this year. The company posted a statement on its website to announce the "update." "After millions of people initially logged in to play these games, the number of players and amount of activity has fallen off. For people who have seen other recent shutdowns of social...

EA's Origin Gaming Platform Flawed, Players Suffer Malware Attacks
2013-03-19 13:47:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While players of such games as Medal of Honor and Battlefield 3 may take risks in the virtual warzone, they probably didn´t know they might be putting their computers at risk as well. The more than 40 million people who access those titles, as well as dozens of other games through EA´s Origin online game platform, could be allowing attackers to remotely execute malicious code on their computers, it was reported on Tuesday....

Maxis, EA Offer SimCity Players A Free Game For Their Woes
2013-03-09 17:41:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The opening line on EA´s SimCity site says “Build the city of your dreams.” However, when the game officially launched on March 5, the dream quickly subsided and was replaced with one massive nightmare. This nightmare came in the form of countless angry customers who were outraged because of constantly crashing servers while trying to either download or play their game. EA, a company perhaps best known for...

New SimCity Launch Plagued With Problems
2013-03-08 10:43:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After a ten-year hiatus, Electronic Arts (EA) released a newly updated version of its classic city-building game SimCity this week. Fans of the game were no doubt excited about the release, though for many, their enthusiasm has waned in the past few days. On Tuesday, EA´s servers began to buckle beneath the demand of all those waiting to download the game. Now, even those who were able to buy and download the game are unable...

SimCity Will Need An Internet Connection
2012-12-19 21:35:16

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The original SimCity, released back in 1989, required players to provide power and water to the digital denizens who came to live in the game´s micropolis. Subsequent sequels offered virtual city planners the ability to provide more amenities and ever greater and more complex communities, but the upcoming version will add the Internet to the gaming experience. Players won´t have to provide Internet access to the...

SimCity Goes Social On Facebook, Eyes Zynga's Empire
2012-07-07 07:27:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Rome wasn't built in a day. But that's because there was no social network in the eternal city. Electronic Arts hopes that Facebook users will make the move from Zynga's CityVille to EA's SimCity Social to build and nurture their houses and socialize. SimCity Social went live on Facebook this week. The online game was created as a collaboration between two of EA's properties. Maxis is the studio behind all things SimCity,...

2008-09-03 06:00:07

By Carl Zimmer By day, Thomas Near studies the evolution of fish, wading through streams in Kentucky and Mississippi in search of new species. By night, Near, an assistant professor at Yale University, is a heavy- duty gamer, steering tanks or playing football on his computer. On a recent afternoon, his two lives came together. On his laptop swims a strange fishlike creature, with a jaw that snaps sideways and skin the color of green sea glass. As Near taps the keyboard, it wiggles and...

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