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No Terraforming in SimCity

An article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun breaks down some footage of a live presentation that includes a look at SimCity, EA Maxis' upcoming installment in the classic urban planning series. They take note of a couple of things the new game will not include, starting with terraforming, as word is the landscapes are regarded as puzzles where figuring out how to suit your construction to the terrain is part of the challenge. They also note that while the game will include boat transports, but will eliminate subways. Thanks Joao.

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19. Re: No Terraforming in SimCity Oct 12, 2012, 00:07 killer_roach
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 23:28:
Steam isn't "always online." I just moved, and set up the computer first thing so the kids could play Steam games while we unpacked. We didn't have internet for three days, but the kids were able to play all their Steam games nonetheless.

Really depends on the game. When I last reinstalled Windows on my desktop, I found that, after downloading my collection again (>2TB), some games had to at least be run online once before I could use them in offline mode. But that's not so much something on Steam as it is on the developers (mostly developers that use GFWL, to be honest).
 
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