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SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode

Maxis creative director Ocean Quigley tweets about how many regions players will be able to own in the upcoming SimCity reboot: "You can have up to 10 regions (in total, regardless of whether they're private or shared with other players)" (thanks Joao). Also, Destructoid has details on how the game will have about 18 different visual filters, saying the developers are taking particular mercy on those (like myself) with color vision deficiencies: "Depending upon your form of colorblindness, you have different transforms. If you are red-green colorblind, you don't have much sensitivity in the red-green range. So what I've had to do for that is to pull some of the stuff that would normally be merged together into the blue channel and to pop the contrast on red and green as much as possible so that people that have some limited sensitivity to red green can still see what's going on," Ocean Quigley explains. "These transforms are collectively called daltonism. So we've done basically those transforms for the three most common forms of colorblindness." On a related note, there are hands-on previews of the game based on a few hours with the beta on Computer and Video Games, IGN, Kotaku, PC Gamer, and Shacknews.

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46. Re: SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode Jan 26, 2013, 09:52 eRe4s3r
I would think that a certain amount of gamers on this site don't care at all about EA or UBI or whatever nonsense people can get worked up nowadays. We want good games. If I have to kill 50 virgins to get a good game or walk through the Gobi desert with a psychopathic EA hater that skins executives with a spoon made of teeth to get a good game, I don't care. I would do it because I want good games. And if the devil himself was the publisher, I don't care, as long as it's a pretty damned good game!

And for the record. I haven't played any good game yet this year except Euro Truck Simulator 2, and that's not even a joke. As far as truck driving sims go this one is pretty damn epic. And even FUN and realistic. So... I am hardcore gamer and the only game I find of passing interest this year so far is a damned lorry driving sim....

Of most newer games I get bored within the hour.. which is why I only play them at friends and never buy the crap. Unless someone gifts me a copy as is the case with D3.. (oh boy, that was a fun gift ,p)

Ehm, so the tangent is this. What I see of Sim City 5 so far makes me want to play it. And that's a feeling I haven't got for a lot of games recently. Dead Space 3 maybe, but aside that, I haven't even got a urge to play because everything is the same recycled crap. You have to look long and hard to find any decent game so far. But meh, the year only just started eh...

I am actually more interested in SC5 because they did so many things different and new. I don't want a "better SC4" .. I want a great new fresh game!

Also is there a reason the comment counter next to a news blurb doesn't update anymore? Or is it on my end?
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