The First DLC is a Nissan Ad...

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2 years ago#1
Throughout a launch debacle that was characterized by broken servers, temporarily scaled back features, and numerous simulation bugs, at least SimCity backers could proudly say that the game wasn't infested with any sort of annoying in-game advertising. That's no longer true, however, as the first bit of post-release downloadable content (DLC) for the game adds a Nissan Leaf charging station to your city.



http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/04/simcitys-first-post-release-dlc-is-a-nissan-ad/


This is why we don't buy EA games new. Deliberately broken, incomplete and built to monetize the customer in every way possible.
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2 years ago#2
Nissan is paying EA to get their name in the game. They could have added a no-name recharging station, instead. Would that have made you happy?

New DLC: no-name recharging station? AWESOME. Nissan recharging station? BOO EVIL EA.

Seriously, dude?
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2 years ago#3
ITT EA "deliberately" broke SimCity.


Nice.
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2 years ago#5
Keep in mind it's free too, as well as being completely optional.
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2 years ago#6
Funniest part about it is that it's absolutely free: it doesn't even cost power or laborers to make it run.

The fact that this is a building providing free happiness, makes the game even less balanced.


clowning posted...
Nissan is paying EA to get their name in the game. They could have added a no-name recharging station, instead. Would that have made you happy?

New DLC: no-name recharging station? AWESOME. Nissan recharging station? BOO EVIL EA.

Seriously, dude?


If it was a no-name recharge station, it would have cost labor and power.
Because it's a branded recharge station, everything negative about it is removed, as to not hurt advertising.

It would be like adding Coca-cola to fallout instead of nuka-cola and removing the radiation effect it causes (or the added thirst when playing NV).

It would be fine if this was just another added building with advertisement on it, but this is a building that has no negatives and further breaks an already broken game (1.8 million sims city, without any industry or commercial zones for example).
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2 years ago#7
From: SoulTrapper | #006
Funniest part about it is that it's absolutely free: it doesn't even cost power or laborers to make it run.

The fact that this is a building providing free happiness, makes the game even less balanced.


clowning posted...
Nissan is paying EA to get their name in the game. They could have added a no-name recharging station, instead. Would that have made you happy?

New DLC: no-name recharging station? AWESOME. Nissan recharging station? BOO EVIL EA.

Seriously, dude?


If it was a no-name recharge station, it would have cost labor and power.
Because it's a branded recharge station, everything negative about it is removed, as to not hurt advertising.

It would be like adding Coca-cola to fallout instead of nuka-cola and removing the radiation effect it causes (or the added thirst when playing NV).

It would be fine if this was just another added building with advertisement on it, but this is a building that has no negatives and further breaks an already broken game (1.8 million sims city, without any industry or commercial zones for example).


Really grabbing at straws now aren't you? How does it break the game?
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2 years ago#8
whitelytning posted...


Really grabbing at straws now aren't you? How does it break the game?


I don't think he was saying this DLC individually breaks the game. He was saying the game was already broken; this is just EA is reinforcing that they don't recognize that fact.
2 years ago#9
whitelytning posted...

Really grabbing at straws now aren't you? How does it break the game?


It's a free happiness building, adding even more unbalance to an already unbalanced game.
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2 years ago#10
fouth DLC! Now, Nissan payed EA. Ea wants money u know. That DLC would be there anyway and u should at least be grateful it is free. They could have charged u 2-5 dollars for it.
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