Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:46 UTC
Games "To see anyone defending EA and Maxis for the state of SimCity, even were it in perfect working order on launch, depresses me to my core. This self-flagellation-as-skincare notion, where gamers loudly and proudly defend the destruction of their own rights as consumers, is an Orwellian perversity. That it might be considered in any way controversial to call them out on their crap, to point out that no, always-on DRM is not an advantage to anyone, is bewildering. It's a sign of just how far the gaming world has fallen into the rabbit hole of the publisher's burrowing." As usual, RPS hits the nail on the head so hard it shoots through the board.
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Someone suggested buying SimCity 2000 from GoG... nope.

EA still gets licensing fees from that.

If you want to play SimCity, play Micropolis. Legal, free, and also a quite good game with its own complex exploi^Wstrategies. (It's an open sourced version of the Tcl/Tk Unix port of the Mac version of SimCity, back when it was just SimCity.)

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