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On SimCity Offline Regional Play

A story on Rock, Paper, Shotgun talks with Azzer, who has more to say on the topic of playing SimCity offline after his a video from this week showing the urban planning sequel playing offline after a bit of hacking to satisfy its reliance on contacting EA's servers to run. He speaks of the "absolute ease" with which the game could be made to simulate the behavior of entire regions on a local machine, which meshes with their previous report quoting an anonymous alleged Maxis engineer making similar comments. Thanks Joao.

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25. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 17, 2013, 13:19 J
 
Hey guys, has anybody raised the potential future issue yet of EA closing the server after a while? You know, cus they do that, and if they did that with Sims City then you couldn't play it and stuff. I've still got plenty of popcorn to get through so I figured I'd chip in  
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