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Maxis Promises to Fix SimCity Server Snafu, With Free Games “For Your Trouble”

In a post on EA’s blog Friday night, Maxis SVP and GM Lucy Bradshaw all but apologized for the server issues that have plagued the company’s SimCity reboot since it launched earlier this week. “A lot more people logged on than we expected,” Bradshaw wrote. “That was dumb, but we are committed to fixing it.” She pledged that the company would both fix lingering tech problems this weekend and offer a free PC game download to affected players later this month. Server downtime and changes between the old SimCity franchise and the reboot have led to near-universally negative reviews of the game on Amazon.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik