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Edit: This is for the physical PC copy only. The download only gives a $5 credit.

Best deal I've found on this package. Plus it gets you into the Beta this weekend (more of a demo than a beta really). Game is releasing March 5th.

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I'm pretty excited for this. But I'm also preparing myself to be disappointed. It looks good to be sure but it's going to be hard to beat the game play of SC2000.

In any case, a grand deal! Thanks!

need to dig out my disc of simcity and simcity 2000 and compare. Wasn't aware a new one was being released.

wonder what the tornadoes will look like?

I never buy games due to mostly are shooters, but this one I HAVE to buy.

I was excited about this game until they announced that internet-connection is required every time you launch the game (even if you just want to play single player): http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diablo-iii-sim-city-will-require-...

Since I like to play on my train commutes (no wifi) that's a deal breaker for me.

I'm only getting a $5 credit.

Yuyak said:   I was excited about this game until they announced that internet-connection is required every time you launch the game (even if you just want to play single player): http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diablo-iii-sim-city-will-require-...

Since I like to play on my train commutes (no wifi) that's a deal breaker for me.


I love Sim City and I was going to buy this new version but this kills it for me. Thanks for posting this.

Yuyak said:   I was excited about this game until they announced that internet-connection is required every time you launch the game (even if you just want to play single player): http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diablo-iii-sim-city-will-require-...

Since I like to play on my train commutes (no wifi) that's a deal breaker for me.
Man up and get a USB 4G connection. They even have some "free" ones (freedompop?) with 2GB a month or something like that ($100 deposit for the hardware, I think).

Danzilla said:   Yuyak said:   I was excited about this game until they announced that internet-connection is required every time you launch the game (even if you just want to play single player): http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diablo-iii-sim-city-will-require-...

Since I like to play on my train commutes (no wifi) that's a deal breaker for me.
Man up and get a USB 4G connection. They even have some "free" ones with 2GB a month or something like that ($100 deposit for the hardware, I think).
Heh. Well I actually do have FreedomPop ($100 for device, 500mb/month free) and it's great on my train if all I want to do is check email and surf the web. However, the coverage is somewhat spotty and there are definitely patches where it cuts out along the CalTrain tracks. Based on the article I posted above it's unclear how that kind of spotty connection will be handled on their end.

As an aside, I'm perfectly fine with gaming industry coming up with reasonable measures to prevent piracy (Steam is a great example). This goes a little too far for my liking.

Has anyone that ordered got the beta invite? I ordered and have not got one yet

Yuyak said:   I was excited about this game until they announced that internet-connection is required every time you launch the game (even if you just want to play single player): http://kotaku.com/5915377/like-diablo-iii-sim-city-will-require-...

Since I like to play on my train commutes (no wifi) that's a deal breaker for me.


Agree. One thing I like about games like this is that I don't need to be online to have a good time. Personally I still find SC4 fun.

I spent years playing simcity 2000. Then 3 years ago I discovered Tropico 3 and that was a turning point in my life in terms of city/community building games. I will e happy if anyone with the beta can provide a short comparison of the old simcities, this new one, and the tropicos.

Be careful that you pick the physical preorder. The digital download version only has a $5 credit.

zervun said:   Has anyone that ordered got the beta invite? I ordered and have not got one yet

I received my beta key very quickly in an email from Amazon.

I've played the "beta" a few times and I'm really excited to get the game. I understand everyone's concern about being on the internet, but I would look a bit foolish on the move with my desktop so It's just not a problem for me. The graphics are great and the simulation will have a new depth due to the sharing among cities.



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