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SimCity 4 Gold

EA sends word that SimCity 4 has gone gold. Here's the entirety of the brief announcement:

Play God, Play Mayor, and Play with Your Sims in the highly anticipated SimCity 4!

SimCity 4 for the PC has gone gold!!! The game is scheduled for release on January 14, 2003.

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, as Mayor, construct the most realistic city you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. Move your personalized Sims into your city and watch as they go about their daily lives. Build mansions on mountainsides, cross canyons with bridges, raise skyscrapers downtown and compete for resources with neighboring SimCities. With every decision you make, your city and your Sims will respond for better or worse. In SimCity 4, your city pulses with the life you give it.

SimCity 4 for the PC is rated "E" for everyone and has an MSRP of $49.95.

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43. Re: Gone Gold... Dec 26, 2002, 20:48  Xymph 
 
Remember when that site "Gone Gold" used to tell us when games were going to go gold, and then release? It's too bad the guy behind it all had to get sick,
"Sick" doesn't describe Rich's situation adequately. Seriously disabled since before he started the site, and recently nearly dying several times from asthma attacks would be closer. But fortunately he survived all that, and is currently in the process of moving house and getting settled in. I trust that once all that is behind him, his daily updates will return.

now they haven't updated in months, makes me sad.
Actually, fortunately Rich has some friends providing regular updates on other topics, but yeah, I do miss the gold/release info very much as well. Let's hope for the best, shall we?

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42. Gone Gold... Dec 26, 2002, 15:19 Xard
 
Remember when that site "Gone Gold" used to tell us when games were going to go gold, and then release? It's too bad the guy behind it all had to get sick, now they haven't updated in months, makes me sad.

 
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41. Re: Del vs. Del Dec 22, 2002, 12:09 pancreas
 
fredrickson is both literary genius and genuine illiterate.

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40. Re: Going Gold Dec 22, 2002, 08:54 Ixath
 
Wtf are you smoking splooge.

 
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39. Re: Going Gold Dec 22, 2002, 07:32 DusterAZ
 
#38 ... dude ... quit making shit up.

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38. Going Gold Dec 21, 2002, 12:18 Splooge
 
I think we need to define "going gold/gone gold" several more times. In fact, I'm afraid you're all wrong. To those that REALLY want to know what going gold means, listen up. Some games, in fact most, if not all games, take a very long time to develop and complete. Three years is average I'd say. And the release date of these games is almost always extended, like in the case of Simcity 4. Because these games take so long to create, we say they have "gone old" or are "going old." What happened is there was an infamous typo by an as of yet un discovered culprit that once typed "goin gold," and accidentally putting a space in the wrong place. This was in a post in a huge forum back in 96 or 97, when there were very large forums dedicated just to games, unlike now where there are tons of smaller forums. Ever since that time, as a game nears completion, people have been saying "going gold" instead of "going old," and the term then devolved further into "gone gold," etc.

There is an unfounded rumor that the World Gold Council may have had a hand in this but I can't comment on that.

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37. Re: Del vs. Del Dec 21, 2002, 06:08 super_emu
 
Going gold = The Final Master Copy has been burned.. and is ready to be duplicated from this master copy..

the term "Going Gold" originates from the fact that Master Copie CDs are colored "GOLD"....


Merry X-mas folks..


 
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36. Re: Del vs. Del Dec 21, 2002, 03:33 fredrickson
 
I think the reason some people enjoy the Dell boy and that some people don't is the fact that the Dell boy has meaty nipples. You can always see his nipples holding up his shirt. For some, this is a primordial turn-on, and for others, it evokes a sense of rage.

 
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35. Re: Del vs. Del Dec 20, 2002, 23:14 Bronco
 
Okay, we are following each other at this point.

What part does the "Dell dude" play in all of this, though???

My 4YO son was so happy to see the 'Dell Dude' go, every time he would see one of his commercials he woulds say:

"Put him in jail!"

No idea why, just didn't like him I guess.




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34. Re: Del vs. Del Dec 20, 2002, 22:24 Ray Marden
 
What part does the "Dell dude" play in all of this, though???

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33. Del vs. Del Dec 20, 2002, 22:18 Bronco
 
This reminds me of the Tony!!! vs. Tony!!!!/Tony!! wars.

I wonder if it could be the same person?


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32. Re: Happy Happy, Joy Joy... Dec 20, 2002, 21:23 Bronco
 
What's so complicated?

Very funny! Remember just who you are talking to...

The cheap, fraudulent, imitation,...

Oh, you get the idea.

edit - still can't spell after 33 years!

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31. Re: Happy Happy, Joy Joy... Dec 20, 2002, 19:51 Quboid
 
No, it's not a gold CD we buy. It's a gold CD they make and send to the publishers, who then make thousands of copies (on normal silver CDs), put them in boxes and ship them to shops.

What's so complicated?

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30. Re: Happy Happy, Joy Joy... Dec 20, 2002, 19:43 fredrickson
 
does that mean that we buy gold cds now i am very confused why GOLD ???????? what is a cd made out of is it recordable when its gold?

 
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29. Happy Happy, Joy Joy... Dec 20, 2002, 19:01 pancreas
 
I've played every iteration of this game since the original. It was actually SC2K that started my late-night gaming habit. SC3K got boring quick since I somehow found out the formula to "beat" it even in the hardest setting.

It looks like they've incorporated some new concepts into this. Can't wait to see what this will do to gameplay.


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28. Re: Gold? Dec 20, 2002, 18:44 Quboid
 
That's for music, and even that's pretty subjective (I think it's 100,000 here in the UK but I don't really know). For games, it means the final copy is done and is off for reproduction.

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27. Re: Gold? Dec 20, 2002, 17:43 Ordovicium
 
Gold means the game is finished. It goes now to the label factory.

 
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26. Re: Gold? Dec 20, 2002, 17:43 Ordovicium
 
Gold means the game is finished. It goes now to the label factory.

 
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25. Re: Gold? Dec 20, 2002, 16:21 fredrickson
 
pardon me but what does going gold mean i thought it meant when it sold 1000000 copies?

 
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24. Re: Gold? Dec 20, 2002, 15:30 DusterAZ
 
Whateva dude, everyone here knows who the real Dr. Del is ... SO EAT IT !!!!!



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