Video game addicts...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. UnderNewOwnership

    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    I love it when Greedy McGreedson asstarded cash-grabbing plans fall to pieces so thoroughly. EA and the rest of the vampires can go get fucked with a broomstick.
  2. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    That was the one thing I loathed about ME3.
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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Wow, EA really fucked up with that launch... The game looks really yummy but, as others have mentioned, I will look right past it with that "server side saves" BS...

    I remember when EPSON brought out those one-use printers, that you had to send back when they run out of ink and they would send you another one back at the average cost of inks, all that to combat the refilling/aftermarket sales loss... Well, it didn't work out... Most people don't like it when a corporation appears to be too greedy...
  4. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    ME3? What's that?

    I don't see it on my list...
    and I did me and me, too!:lol3
  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Mass Effect 3 :dunno
  6. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    :deal

    It was on Origin.
  7. UnderNewOwnership

    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    Apparently Electronic Arts has suspended its online marketing campaign and asked affiliates to "please stop actively promoting the game" until further notice.
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    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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  9. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI Some people juggle geese.

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    Haven't had any problems running Sim City.

    My problem is with the game itself, and the size of the cities. They're freaking tiny. You could literally run out of room to expand within an hour, then it's a waiting game trying to get your building densities up. Oh cool, you finally unlocked the Nuclear Power Station, which densely-populated area of your city do you want to raze so you can put it in?

    So you finally got your city humming along at 120,000 population, and then you get a message about your $250,000 water pump drying out. What do you mean my water pump is drying out? IT'S BY THE FUCKING RIVER! So you look at the water table map, and sure enough the area around your pump is white. You know where the blue is, not by the fucking river, right smack in the middle of downtown where the 50-story buildings are. FUCK YOU MAXIS!

    So you go to your regional map in the hopes of buying water from one of your neighbors. Guess what, all the cities in your region is claimed, but none of the fuckers who have claimed those cities have built on them. Fuck you very much Maxis, cooperative multiplayer indeed.

    Looks like the only way to play this game is to claim a region for yourself, claim all the cities for yourself, and be the mayor of 16 different cities and specialize each one. Electricity in one city, water in another, schools, etc. It's fucking tedious.
  10. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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    Scorpio - I've played maybe five or six hours so far and found that the size of the city maps is really annoying. I took up a whole 5-city region now, and I've been specializing my cities.

    In reality though, that's sort of what happens. You have a big-ass city that's really different sections, like the boroughs in NYC or any large city with its various districts. That's how I'm looking at it. It feels a little bit better when I run out of room and can't upgrade ANYTHING - hey, I'll just bulldoze it and plant it in the next town over.
  11. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Sprawl! :clap:clap

    Do Sims complain about gentrification?
  12. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Yeah, they've been bitching about high rents in one section of my town, I just ignore them and add on to the mayor's mansion. :deal
  13. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    I might need to get this game....when it sells for dirt cheap and the server issues are resolved. Seriously fuck EA for that shit.

    Until then I'll just be a dictator on my tropical island.
  14. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Since playing the Fallout series of games on my 360, everything leaves me wanting more. I can't wait for Fallout 4, but suspect it's a LONG ways off.

    In the meantime I picked this up, I remember playing most of these in the arcades, and figured as usual with retro games, they'd be nowhere near as fun a I remember.


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  15. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    It's 2 km by 2 km which is more like Sim Town then a Sim City. :lol3
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Im glad someone said it.... in...... certain terms....
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :lol3

    classic.

    and Maxis games since the beginning have been about tedium. The only way to get anywhere in their games is to pour hours into them.... and it sounds like they finally jumped the shark
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    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    Too bad we can't morph Sim City and Borderlands. :evil

    I'd love to blow up GB's Mayor's Mansion. :lol3
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Don't forget to use a Jakobs :deal

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    The latest Tomb Raider sucks. It's a war game that rips off LOST .:deal