SimCity’s Cities of Tomorrow technology includes garbage atomiser, law drones

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow

By on November 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

EA and Maxis have released a new video for the upcoming Cities of Tomorrow expansion for SimCity, that shows off the various new technologies you’ll get access to once the expansion drops on November 14.

As you’ll remember from the last trailer, the expansion focuses around two warring factions: Omega, who support money and giant robots, and The Academy, who support boring things like clean energy. Giant robots, please.

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Lord_PorkSword

I thought one of the first 3 comments was supposed to be along the lines of “Fix the damn game already!!”??

 

lordporksword:
I thought one of the first 3 comments was supposed to be along the lines of “Fix the damn game already!!”??

Well past that feeling now… if it ain’t right now, it never will be. This is just be another in a long line of AAA turkeys. Such a shame I can enjoy a 1989 game off a floppy disk more than this hyped up rubbish :(

 

Wow I keep coming into these Simcity threads even though I expect a thread full of “bigger cities!” and “offline plz!” and they never fail to deliver. Except this one, come on guys, you’re slipping!

 

vcatkiller,

Everyones given up on those features.

I’m also sick of these blatant advertorials.

 

gammad: I’m also sick of these blatant advertorials.

Hahahaha

GON has taken about as much money from EA as we have from Ubisoft, Roberts Space Industries, Activision, Mojang, 2K, and Deep Silver.

That is to say: none.

 

vcatkiller,
I would whinge and complain about that but,
I just

neodewolf:
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neodewolf:
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neodewolf:
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Anymore.

 

Considering I don’t know anyone who bought this game and who doesn’t wish they hadn’t wasted their money doing so, I don’t know who they think is chomping at the bit to buy and expansion to a game that I don’t know of anyone who still plays it.

even if the expansion was free I’m pretty sure I couldn’t be bothered patching to try it.

 

silenceoz,

Ah roger that, I second that sentiment. Nonetheless it’s no fun any more. Maybe EA need to make an announcement that they’re making the cities bigger by five pixels and adding an offline mode that you need a constant internet connection to use, it might make the Simcity threads more entertaining.

 

I understand your position Tim, but this game has garnered so much negative publicity from a dev team who refuse to listen to the customers, that these attempts to screw more money out of those who did purchase the game are very annoying. I was so pissed with the way it was developed and the way it destroyed the Sim City franchise. I’m still pissed at them. Particularly Bradshaw who has been identified by a number of ex-employees of Maxis as a bad influence on the games she’s been a part of.

 

Tim Colwill,

Despite that you frequently regurgitate articles from IGN and Gamespot who are very well known for putting out advertorials. If its not directly its indirectly. You’re part of the problem. I don’t need to come here to be reminded that majority of games are shit. So with all due respect please stop being part of the problem and endorsing terrible games because I don’t want to see another person get scammed into buying these shitty games. Bad enough you hyped up Colonial Marines.

 

gammad:
Tim Colwill,

Despite that you frequently regurgitate articles from IGN and Gamespot who are very well known for putting out advertorials. If its not directly its indirectly. You’re part of the problem. I don’t need to come here to be reminded that majority of games are shit. So with all due respect please stop being part of the problem and endorsing terrible games because I don’t want to see another person get scammed into buying these shitty games. Bad enough you hyped up Colonial Marines.

I dont understand why you feel you have any right to dictate the content of this free to view website? Gon has no more duty “protecting” readers from purchasing bad games, as it does “informing” readers of good games. People who choose to pre-purchase titles without waiting for reviews and public opinion, have no one to blame but themselves. At this point in time, with Sim CIties many flaws very well known, if people still feel they want to purchase the up coming expansion, that is entirely their choice. Regardless of your opinion of the game, it is a large game, from an iconic series and a well known AAA developer, you should expect Gon and all video game news sites to report on it.

 

gammad,

This is the part where you submit your perfect example of a review or new piece in which you’ve written to prove how everything is wrong here. Right?

 
James Pinnell

gammad,

Does it look like this article is a personal or site wide endorsement of a yet to be released expansion? Does Tim explicitly or even tacitly recommend the game be purchased or even considered? No.

I understand the original title was disappointing, and in my original review I voiced the same concerns about the game. We, unlike many other outlets, turned down the review event and thus had to wait to publish a review – which cost us traffic and eyes but we did it for the best interests in our audience.

It’s obvious Maxis have been working extraordinarily hard to fix their mistakes and produce a working product. It’s worthwhile that this DLC is obviously attempting to offer a different experience. I will be reviewing this next week and time will tell if its worth considering.

In the mean time, if you don’t like the byline, skip the article. You might not be a fan but some of the couple thousand other people who read these posts are.

 

gammad: Despite that you frequently regurgitate articles from IGN and Gamespot who are very well known for putting out advertorials.

Sure. The thing you have to understand is that articles all across the internet are “regurgitated”, as you put it, because 97% of all “gaming news” is just “here is a new press release we’ve been sent”.

So as a games media outlet, there are basically three types of content we can put out:

1) Press releases that we are sent by companies, suitably reworded and with all the “thrilling” and “visceral” and “pre-order now” nonsense removed.

2) Articles that break new and actual stories but which we didn’t write, in which case we quickly summarise them, link to the original source who actually did all the hard work and then move on.

3) New and actual stories which we break ourselves. Since I am literally the only person who writes full-time for games.on.net, this doesn’t happen a lot. Please also understand that in this case “break” pretty much means “we noticed it first”. Actual investigative journalism basically doesn’t happen in this industry, ever, and especially not on the resources we have.

If you can point me to some “regurgitated” articles, I’ll happily explain to you where they fit in these categories, why they’re written the way they are, and what made us decide to write them in that way.

gammad:If its not directly its indirectly. You’re part of the problem. I don’t need to come here to be reminded that majority of games are shit.

How cool that you think some things are shit! Wow gosh it’s almost like you have an opinion. Have you seen that “stop liking things I don’t like” picture? Just imagine I posted that.

gammad:So with all due respect please stop being part of the problem and endorsing terrible games because I don’t want to see another person get scammed into buying these shitty games.

Again, you think game X is terrible, heaps of other people don’t, etc, whatever. Yep. Millions of people are enjoying SimCity, you know! I’m not one of them. I think it’s currently pretty bloody stupid and I got bored of it quickly. But my job is to write for everybody, not just me.

gammad:Bad enough you hyped up Colonial Marines.

I’ll gently remind you that we, the press, were completely and utterly scammed when it came to Colonial Marines. We were shown press builds at preview events that were completely made up. Maybe you didn’t read our review?

 

I’m glad you don’t sit on your heals and take this shit Tim.

Love your work.

 

At least by having articles like this, we are proving no sane human being gets enjoyment from this Advertisem—… I mean “game”

 

Tim, like it or not yourself/GoN/the gaming press are not just sheep in the back of the herd following players, reporting on what they like, you play the part of the Shepard. What you devote time and space to has effects on the gaming community which in turn affects the gaming industry. You have some ability to bring about change and people look to you to use that power for what they considered good.

People are annoyed because they look to people in your position to make a stand and fight the good fight (as they see it anyway). Should you then feel obliged to put your undies on the outside and take up the fight? well that’s a whole other morale/ethical issue that I dare not touch, I’m just trying to shed some light on peoples criticisms.

 
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