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Splines Finally Reticulating As SimCity EU Launch Isn’t God Awful

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Launch, Maxis, PC games, SimCity, Simulation games

Splines Finally Reticulating As SimCity EU Launch Isn’t God Awful

Not Exactly Smooth, Though

Our brethren over on the other side of the pond have already displayed their disapproval at EA for their handling of the US launch on Tuesday, but in a shocking twist, the EU launch for SimCity wasn’t quite as horrendous as we were expecting it to be. Although the initial servers were filled up incredibly quickly, with the dreaded server queue timer mocking everyone from the launcher, the activation of a third EU West server allowed players (including myself and Matt) to jump in-game and begin creating our self-bankrupting communities (in Matt’s case anyway. My little burb of Mongoosehampton is doing swimmingly.) There have been reports of the US version having several features turned off to ease the stress on its servers, but this has not been the case for the EU version... for now.

We would like to point out though that this does not mean we are giving an “all clear” to the game just yet - and we'd like to hear from you. Our review is in progress as we type this, and while we absolutely plan on giving SimCity a fair assessment, there are still a number of concerns we want to look over before letting you know if it’s worth your time and money. In other words, watch this space.

Xperia Play UK Launch Dated And Detailed

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Games news, Launch, Mobile Phone, Sony Ericsson, Xperia Play

"Playstation Phone" Release Set For End Of March

xperia play

Sony Ericsson has confirmed the UK launch date for their Xperia Play handset, which was arguably the worst-kept gaming and telecommunication secret of all time. Its actual thumbsticks could make virtual thumsticks a thing of the past, and we've got the full details along with launch games and networks.

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