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liratheal 9th May 2012, 11:45 Quote
FYI, page two's [h ] tag is close with an [/i ] tag >.>

I'm looking forward to this game, looks quite like my kind of thing.

One thing I'd like from a game like this is the ability to do things from my ipad, almost a cloud interaction, but perhaps just menial decision making stuff that I might want/need to do when I'm not at my desktop. It'd be even nicer to have the city in a persistent state, or the option to do so, so it "ran" without being played, kinda like Stronghold Kingdoms does.
mattbailey 9th May 2012, 11:47 Quote
Wait until you see its price tag - http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/html/pbPage.SimcityUK/ThemeID.9475600

£44.99 for the (not so) limited edition
£64.99 for the digital deluxe edition
alialias 9th May 2012, 11:50 Quote
I have a sim city game and I love it but I literally can't get past the tutorial, I always mean to persevere but man I find it hard!
After exams, i'll see what I can do.
That price is steep... too steep to see me upgrading.
Gunsmith 9th May 2012, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by mattbailey
Wait until you see its price tag - http://store.origin.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/html/pbPage.SimcityUK/ThemeID.9475600

£44.99 for the (not so) limited edition
£64.99 for the digital deluxe edition

jesus christ why the **** are you looking on origin?
Parge 9th May 2012, 12:35 Quote
I love the look of this, but not the toybox graphics. Jeeze.
ChromeX 9th May 2012, 13:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
jesus christ why the **** are you looking on origin?

Well it's an EA game isn't it, not like it's gonna be on steam?
Gunsmith 9th May 2012, 13:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChromeX
Well it's an EA game isn't it, not like it's gonna be on steam?

there is such a thing as a shop or online retailer like amazon or play.com

there is life outside of steam :|
Woollster00 9th May 2012, 13:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChromeX
Well it's an EA game isn't it, not like it's gonna be on steam?

there is such a thing as a shop or online retailer like amazon or play.com

there is life outside of steam :|

+1 a lot of people don't realise this so be careful what you tell them ;)
mattbailey 9th May 2012, 13:51 Quote
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jesus christ why the **** are you looking on origin?

Because thats where I got the prices from, merely to make a point.

I can assure you I will be buying from the cheapest place!

Amazon - £40.71 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/SimCity-Limited-Edition-PC-DVD/dp/B007HLNLZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1336564354&sr=8-2

Play.com - £44.99 - http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/30063365/Sim-City-Limited-Edition/Product.html?searchstring=simcity+5&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts&urlrefer=search
lava 9th May 2012, 13:54 Quote
mattbailey 9th May 2012, 13:57 Quote
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Asda £33

http://direct.asda.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-ASDA-Site/default/Search-Show?q=sim+city

Probably be around the same in most places

+1 - I couldnt find it when I looked earlier!
Nikumba 9th May 2012, 14:29 Quote
Nice preview, but shame you have not pointed out the need for always on internet as was reported few weeks back.

While looks good, it seems like D3 you will need an always on internet game to keep in contact with other cities etc

Kimbie
sotu1 9th May 2012, 15:03 Quote
Liking the look of this. On paper this has always sounded the most boring game IN THE WORLD. Build houses. Factories. Roads. Power lines. Roads. Bus stops.....but it's so ****ing addictive...
bdigital 9th May 2012, 15:06 Quote
When is it due out?
Dave Lister 9th May 2012, 15:27 Quote
What i'd really like to see in a simcity game is a non linear way to build your city. In that this game, as all the other simcities were, based around a capitalist system. If we could input our own rules somehow and then develop a city instead of sticking with the standard capitalist rules. I realize that would complicate the game a bit but it'd be a much more sophisticated simulation. Because we all know deep down capitalism is deeply flawed don't we ??
SMIFFYDUDE 9th May 2012, 17:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
What i'd really like to see in a simcity game is a non linear way to build your city. In that this game, as all the other simcities were, based around a capitalist system. If we could input our own rules somehow and then develop a city instead of sticking with the standard capitalist rules. I realize that would complicate the game a bit but it'd be a much more sophisticated simulation. Because we all know deep down capitalism is deeply flawed don't we ??

Sim Liverpool?
fingerbob69 9th May 2012, 17:39 Quote
Sim Greece?
sear 9th May 2012, 18:51 Quote
Dumbed down game mechanics -> don't give a **** about prettier graphics or all the fancy simulation tech.
Fizzban 9th May 2012, 18:56 Quote
Looks awful, but then looks aren't everything.
Adnoctum 9th May 2012, 19:00 Quote
Sim Collectivised Farming: Forward, exemplary workers, and harvest a bountiful future!

http://static.designspiration.net/data/assets/040711-053124AM_collective_farmer.jpg
Adnoctum 9th May 2012, 19:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzban
Looks awful, but then looks aren't everything.

Where did you see the final release graphics? Because the embedded videos specifically say that they are not final graphics and the game is in debug mode to demonstrate the economic mechanics at work.
JPicasso 9th May 2012, 19:18 Quote
Would be nice if we had the option to play OFFLINE. What core game play is added by requiring always-on internet? Smog from your neighbor? Exciting.

As Nikumba said. Shame on you for not pointing this huge flaw out. (Yes, every time you report on it)
fdbh96 9th May 2012, 19:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by JPicasso
Would be nice if we had the option to play OFFLINE. What core game play is added by requiring always-on internet?

I should think EA justify it by saying no one will pay for it on PC otherwise, as if every one on PCs just pirate games :(
Fizzban 9th May 2012, 19:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Adnoctum
Where did you see the final release graphics? Because the embedded videos specifically say that they are not final graphics and the game is in debug mode to demonstrate the economic mechanics at work.

I commented on what I saw. I didn't read anything sorry. Alpha, beta or final, whatever. I didn't slag it off, just made a comment on that video. I ALWAYS wait until the shipped edition before I pass judgement.
Adnoctum 9th May 2012, 19:54 Quote
The GIMP and free time is a bad combination.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6325/collectivefarmerfinal.jpg

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7449/sweatshop.jpg

EA Corporate Limited Edition Deluxe. $150 + $10pm subscription. I'd play that.
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