Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Mar 2013 22:35 UTC
Games "In all the fuss and mess of the disastrous SimCity launch, one refrain has been repeated again and again. While legions may be begging for an offline mode, EA representatives have been abundantly clear that this simply isn't possible. Maxis' studio head, Lucy Bradshaw, has told both Polygon and Kotaku that they 'offload a significant amount of the calculations to our servers', and that it would take 'a significant amount of engineering work from our team to rewrite the game' for single player. A SimCity developer has got in touch with RPS to tell us that at least the first of these statements is not true. He claimed that the server is not handling calculations for non-social aspects of running the game, and that engineering a single-player mode would require minimal effort." This keeps getting worse and worse for EA. It's also clear that Maxis' own developers are not happy with EA's meddling.
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RE[6]: The way to win
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Mar 2013 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The way to win"
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You realize you're kind of questioning werecalfs entire way of life. Anyone who has invested that much of their life in gaming, isn't going to admit that they're terribly terribly wrong and have wasted most of their life. Its like trying to explain why quantum mechanics is right to plato. Yes, you're right, but you aren't going to get admission from the person you're arguing with that you are.

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