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SimCity BuildIt: New Game Update


Greetings Mayors,

A new update is available in the App Store and Google Play, including some behind-the-scenes improvements and bug fixes.


  • A manual refresh button has been added to the Global Trade HQ
  • If an item in a seller’s Trade Depot has been sold the item will not appear with a “Sold” tag
  • Mayor Daniel’s Trade Depot now stocks Tokyo Town items, city limit expansion items, inventory expansion items and Dr Vu items.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed crash bugs related to the Global Trade HQ and the Trade Depot
  • Building upgrade bubbles no longer randomly change place
  • No more “impossible” Cargo Ship Challenges
  • Other minor bug fixes

 Happy building!

Passion For The Game This Quarter


Alongside it’s quarterly financial results, EA have published a fun infographic about it’s games.

And as you’d expect, it includes fun facts about The Sims 4, SimCity BuildIt and The Sims FreePlay!


SimCity (2013): Now Available on Mac App Store As An Offline Game


Aspyr Media, known for porting The Sims 2 among other Mac games, has published the SimCity Complete Edition on the Mac App Store for £29.99.

The interesting thing about this is that it is an offline only version of the game – yep, no multiplayer at all. I assume this is because the game doesn’t require Origin, which is required to play the game online.

Although I’d recommend grabbing SimCity for £24.99 with multiplayer on Origin, if you want this on the Mac App Store then you can now grab it.

The Compete Edition of SimCity comes with the base game and:

  • SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion pack
  • Amusement Park
  • Airship Set
  • Heroes and Villains Set
  • French, British and German City sets.

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Origin: New Year Sale (50% off Sims 4!)


Origin are holding a New Years sale where you can grab up to 50% off tonnes of PC games! With The Sims 4 standard edition only £24.99 and SimCity at £4.99, there’s plenty of deals for Sims fans! :)

Browse Origin Store


5 fun predictions SimCity 2000 made about the future


Origin have posted a blog highlighting 5 predictions that SimCity 2000 made about the future… but were any of them right? 😉

The year: 2000
The prediction: Engineers design the world’s first arcology, a massive building that serves as a self-contained city.

In SimCity 2000, $100,000 gets you a giant, self-contained metropolis that 55,000 people can live inside. In real life, that kind of cash might get you a three-bedroom house on the bad side of town. Or a really, really fast car.


The year: 2001
The prediction: Portland, Oregon is annihilated when previously unknown volcanoes erupt in the downtown area.

Technically, this scenario isn’t impossible: Portland does sit on top of an extinct volcanic field called the Boring Lava Field. Thankfully that field has remained, uh, boring to this day. Talk to any modern historian and you’ll discover that Portland was not, in fact, destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 2001.

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Origin On the House: SimCity 2000™ Special Edition


Are you a big fan of SimCity and wish to take a stroll back in time and play SimCity 2000? Well, Origin are currently offering the SimCity 2000™ Special Edition for completely free, On the House!

Simply click here to visit Origin and add it to your game library – you get to keep it forever.

Now you can design any city you can imagine and SimCity 2000™ will bring it, and its resident Sims, to life.

It has all the features, flexibility, art, animation, and power you need to create an environment of your dreams. Choose from a selection of bonus cities and scenarios to rule or ruin as you please. Build schools, libraries, hospitals, zoos, prisons, power plants, and much more… Lay down roads, railways, and highways. Explore the underground layer and build subways and utilities without compromising your aesthetics. Customize different buildings or design your own graphics sets from scratch.

This is the ultimate classic Maxis city-building and management simulation. If this game were any more realistic, it’d be illegal to turn it off!