It’s coming soon! So quit bothering LGR! That includes me… Been a bad Scorpion.
Sims.Mixei.Ru has uploaded the soundtrack for Supernatural! Click here to access the playlist and listen to all of the songs that you’ll be hearing when you purchase and load up your game!
Society has always pondered tough, philosophical questions: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Do dinosaurs really exist? If a tree falls in the forest, would anyone hear it (and moreover, would anyone care to pick it up?)? We here at Maxis, however, only care about one particularly chin-rubbing query: Can a city really be built on rock ‘n’ roll?
Well, thanks to Associate Designer Chris Schmidt, it sounds like the answer to that question is an ear-splitting, “Yes!” Chris recently took his creativity to 11 when he built this guitar-shaped city (and accompanying amp) using SimCity’s new curvy road tool. Like we showcased with our past Cool Looking City, part of the fun of playing the new SimCity is not only building (or destroying) the city of your dreams, but also using the in-game tools to create fully functional metropolitan works of art.
Of course, while this design may look rad, it certainly ain’t practical – since Chris built all of his commercial zoning up the “fret board” of the city, he ended up creating a massive traffic jam for all his Sims trying to visit stores and restaurants. But if you think about, traffic and rock ‘n’ roll concerts go bumper-to-bumper, so it almost makes sense. Almost. Do admire the creative touches, though, like the six water towers signifying each tuner. Pretty cool, eh?
Because we think his city rocks, we spoke with Chris to find out more about it.
Community Manager Michael Donahoe: What was the inspiration for building this city?
Associate Designer Chris Schmidt: Well, our Producer Tyler Thompson told me I should try making some different city layouts, because classically with SimCity, I make a grid-based city since it is the most efficient. So I was thinking about weird ways to build a city and the Internet radio station I was listening to just so happened to put on Starship’s “We Built This City.” Next thing I knew, I was making a guitar-shaped city. [laughs]
MD: Theoretically, what are the chances of us seeing a rock ‘n’ roll-themed restaurant and/or hotel appear in your city?
CS: Actually, my city is more industrial, because I’m focusing more on mining and metals.
MD: What kind of music do you think fits this city?
CS: Since I was trying to design my city like a classic Fender Stratocaster, I’d say a little classic rock. Maybe a little bit of metal.
MD: What’s next? A Drum City? Trombone City? Bagpipe City?
CS: Really, I just focus on crazy designs. I did a zen city, which is a yin yang. I made a city out of the phrase “Curvy Roads,” just to see if I could make it work. I don’t know what’s next. Whatever inspires me.
MD: Do tell us: Is this city really built on rock-n-roll?
CS: Well, I do spend most of my time listening to classic rock while I’m playing, so perhaps it is!
Source: SimCity Blog
I The Black Scorpion have obliterated the old poll but spared the results and prepare to launch the new poll! Muahahahahaa!!!
Old Poll Results:
Sunlit Tides is the newest Store World and will be released tomorrow. It’s the 3rd Store World of the year and the second with a GOLD EDITION. If you buy this new world, will you pay extra for it?
No (41%, 230 Votes)
Total Voters: 566
Man, those results are weak! C’mon humans, you can do better than that… I hope.
With Supernatural coming out this week, all of us who get it will have new saved games on our PC’s and Mac’s. But this may change with The next gen of Sims Games.
The new poll question is this:
How would you feel if future Sims 3 Expansions or The Sims 4 used Cloud Storage for saves instead of saving to your PC/Mac? Do the poll and then tell us in detail in the comments section of this post.
Saving to the Cloud = Server Save Game Storage and it requires a CONSTANT INTERNET CONNECTION, this is one of the reasons why the New SimCity requires your PC/Mac to ALWAYS be connected to the net/online. No internet connection = No Play/Save. Also = One sad Black Scorpion.