March 5, 2013

SimCity Now Available on Origin!

Today, EA announced that their latest game, SimCity, which is now out for PC available in retail stores across North America and their online store, Origin. It's one of the most anticipated games of 2013 with new mechanics, running the GlassBox Engine and for the first time ever, multiplayer! This gives players a new way to play the game where they can play with friends and people from around the world. There's also a Limited Edition that comes with a Heroes and Villains and a Digital Deluxe Edition that also includes a French, German and British City Set. SimCity is rated E10+ by the ESRB.

Here are the recommended system requirements for PC:
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 Operating System
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 12GB of hard drive space
  • ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better
  • nVidia 7800 or better
  • Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better
  • Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support
  • Internet Connection
For Macs:
  • Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Operating System
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better 
  • 4GB RAM
  • 12GB of hard drive space
  • NVIDIA 9400M/ Intel HD3000
  • Internet Connection
The biggest thing I see in SimCity is the new multiplayer mode, it allows players to create their own metropolis beside their friends or random players they encounter. I can see this turning into Minecraft where some players may pillage or mess with others cities. Another cool thing is the tilt-shift style viewing of the game, it provides a rather interesting way to play this game. The graphics in this game look rich and vivid, based on how well your expanding city looks.