From SimCity Series

Supply, Demand, and SimCity’s Global Market

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Read more at GameSpot

Over time, even gold becomes worthless. For proof, look no further than the hyperinflated economies of World of Warcarft and the Diablo series. From his prior experience working with Blizzard Entertainment, Stone Librande, lead designer on SimCity, has witnessed how rewarding players with a currency, and then building a player economy from that same currency, can have detrimental results.

Armed with this perspective, Librande and his team have set out to create a virtual marketplace that will be economically stable after years of use, while remaining potent enough to influence how you play.

SimCity: City/Region Log

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SimCity recently uploaded a picture on their facebook page showing a Region Shot. This is what they said in the description: “Cities don’t live in a bubble. Proof? This new region shot supports up to 16 cities that you can claim privately, with your friends, or with anyone around the world.”

 

SimCity: System Requirements & New Website

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Maxis has treated us today by launching a new design at SimCity.com (one week after we launched ours!) and have posted the official system requirements on the website for PC and Mac users.

System Requirements

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

Operating System:
Windows XP/Vista/7

RAM:
4GB RAM

Hard Drive:
10GB HD Space

Graphics Card:
ATI Radeon HD 2×00 or better*
nVidia 7800 or better*
Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better*

Broadband Internet:
Minimum 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload

*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.

Mac

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

Operating System:
Snow Leopard 10.6.4

RAM:
4GB RAM

Hard Drive:
10GB HD Space

Graphics Card:
NVIDIA 9400M/ Intel HD3000

Broadband Internet:
Minimum 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload

Recommended Specs PC

Processor:
Intel Core i5 or faster

Operating System:
Windows 7

RAM:
4GB RAM

Graphics Card:
nVidia GTX 275 or better, or ATI 5850 or Better