Comments on: Maxis Insider Claims SimCity Servers Unnecessary for Single-Player Mode http://techgage.com/news/maxis-insider-claims-simcity-servers-unnecessary-for-single-player-mode/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/maxis-insider-claims-simcity-servers-unnecessary-for-single-player-mode/#comment-1104 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:25:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19028#comment-1104 We all know SimCity. Even those that may have not played it, or played it much, recognize this as one of the most classic computer games in history. What Maxis and EA did to this time-honored title is beyond sad. It’s the epitome of a computer game industry that has no resemblance to what it used to be.

I’m beyond angry on this matter. Just living on a emotional void regarding all of it. My hope, that Kickstarter helps start a new computer game industry less dependent on publishers and which talks closer and relates more to its customers. The publisher/developer model is otherwise becoming a malign business model to any self-aware consumer. As the masses of gamers move themselves away from being consumers and choose only to realize themselves as buyers of entertainment — often motivated by irrational entertainment consuming greed — this business model will keep flourishing. But alternatively we will have a side industry that more closely matches what the relationship between a game developer and a consumer should indeed be. That alone, along with the indie industry, should keep me filled with enough games. Particularly since I’m reaching an age in which I’m becoming extremely selective about what I choose to play or not. And most of the reasons have actually nothing to do with how enjoyable a game may be, but instead about how much I feel I’m being sodomized.

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By: RainMotorsports http://techgage.com/news/maxis-insider-claims-simcity-servers-unnecessary-for-single-player-mode/#comment-1103 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:47:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=19028#comment-1103 I am not familiar with the people behind the confusion. However the community managers that actually spew out information to the public are usually misinformed or just plain behind in information. Which is why I tend to ignore postings and tweets by such as they will only be followed up with the correct information from someone who actually has a clue. That doesn’t even touch on the minor cover up that is usually in play from a company, that part is obvious.

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