SimCity sales suspended
SimCity, the game that gives you all the thrills of being a faceless, grey town-planning bureaucrat, is having problems. Amazon have had to suspend sales of EA's latest digital game, posting an 'Important Note on 'Simcity''.
Apparently, there have been a number of 'issues' with the release and they won't be selling the game until EA sort it all out.
"Many customers are having issues connecting to the 'Simcity' servers. EA is actively working to resolve these issues, but at this time we do not know when the issue will be fixed," it says. "Please visit https://help.ea.com/en/simcity/simcity for more information."
Gamers haven't been happy, giving thousands of one star reviews. The Inquirer found a corker of a comment which said: "The hours upon hours since launch that I haven't been able to log in, whether it be sitting in queues, or server busy messages, or just plain old not working screens, I've managed to do a heap of things that I never do when I'm locked in my man cave playing video games.
"I've washed the dishes, the laundry, changed the oil in the car, mopped the floors, dusted, did a spot of gardening, greeted my children who I hadn't really seen since Christmas, walked the dog, asked how my wife's day has been and listened to the entire response, restocked the groceries and many more things! My family has never been happier that they've got a father and husband again.
"In fact, I feel like Simcity has given me a new lease on life. This wouldn't have been possible without the seemingly crazy decision to have constant online connections and server side save points even for single player."
So there you have it. Gaming giant and huge franchise have massive balls-up, and everyone knows that hell hath no fury like an irritated gamer.