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EA has had issues with server crashes during launch

Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that it will add more servers for its "SimCity" launch period in order to prevent further issues.

"What we are doing is deploying more servers over the coming two days which will alleviate many of the ongoing issues," said senior producer Kip Katsarellis on the EA forum. "We are also paying close attention to all the bug reports we are receiving from our fans. We've already pushed several updates in the last few days. Our live ops team is working 24/7 to resolve issues and ensure that bug fixes roll into the game as quickly as possible."

"SimCity" is an online-only game published by EA. It was released in North America on Tuesday, and was released in Europe today. It will make its way to the UK tomorrow.

While EA said there would be no server issues earlier this week, that didn't turn out to be the case as servers crashed at international launch. Many gamers on Facebook, forums, etc. have voiced their frustrations.

"Want to fix SimCity EA? Get rid of the stupid DRM and servers!" said one Facebook user. "We don't need them to play a single player game."

Source: Joystiq

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By lexluthermiester on 3/9/2013 1:35:32 PM , Rating: 2
EA, do you think your "persistent internet connection" requirements are having ANY effect on the hackers, crackers and pirates? There is a crack out RIGHT NOW that allows offline play. And that's, what, less than a week after release?

So do you think your "DRM" is working? News flash; IT'S NOT! But here's what it IS doing; 1, It's alienating people who have already purchased the game, 2, It's causing people who want to buy to think otherwise, 3, It's causing those of us who really want it to wait for a crack so we can play it whenever WE want too[not when you tell us we may].

Yuppers EA, you keep at it. Keep making games a pain in the backside to play. Keep trampling citizen/user rights under foot. Keep using a business model that is both pointless and ineffective. Keep making yourself look like a monkey *ucking a football. You'll end up just like THQ... And like THQ, no one will morn your passing...

"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates
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