scottydoesntknow: but a lot of times I just want to give myself 5 trillion dollars and just go absolutely nuts.
Cheesehead_Dave: From their support site:Patch 1.2Fix for crash caused most commonly occurring on servers experiencing lag. This crash would happen most often when claiming a new city when playing in a region.Fix for server select dialog not appearing on start-up if the server the player was last on is not available.Disabled Cheetah speed. Cheetah speed is is now the same as llama speed.Crash fix for finding closest points.Crash fixes in transport and pedestrian code.A fix cities having processing problems associated with helicopters.So if you're one of the lucky ones who manages to connect, EA is now disabling features.
RoxtarRyan: I think we're going to get to the point in gaming, and computing in general, where things are going to be less and less done on the end-user's side. So far, this is happening in terms of storage (cloud storage), streaming media (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc), office productivity (Google Documents, MS Skydrive, etc), more and more workplaces giving teleworkers and in-office workers thin clients to log into Virtual Machines and Citrix Xenapp environments, and it seems as a lot of recent generation of games require an "always online" connection in order to even play single player. A lot of cell phone telephones are ditching the SD card, instead having users stream their media, and that trend appears to also be moving to laptops and tablets as well, with Chromebooks and the ultra-thin laptops having less and less HD space.It just seems like consumer-grade technology is trying to pull itself away from having the end users do everything themselves, and moving to an "a la carte" style of computing.
Space Station Wagon: I work for a major player in the world of Computing and their vision is that enterprise business will be 100% cloud based with in 5 to 10 years.
rpm: xalres: Call me an old curmudgeon but I long for the old days where you could buy a game, get it home and be playing it within a minute of hitting the power button.You're not an old curmudgeon. I remember when it would take forever because tape is freaking slow :-P. Even the disk drives from that time period were damn slow
NeoCortex42: stonicus: NeoCortex42: Snarfangel: scottydoesntknow: You go to hell EA. You got to hell and you die!SimSinny is awesome. You can practically smell the brimstone!It's been done:[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x364][www.gameandwrite.co.uk image 640x480]Afterlife looks pretty cool... fun concept...I remember playing it back when it came out, and it was pretty fun.That was a while ago, though. So I'm not sure how well it holds up.
MaxxLarge: Dammit, EA. Why must you ruin everything?
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