Posts Tagged ‘SimCity’

10 Most Influential Games of the 80s

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

It’s no secret that video games were a great deal different back in the 1980’s; from classics we still see today to the games that didn’t live to see the next decade. Remember the original versions of SimCity (1989), The Legend of Zelda (1987), John Madden Football (1988), and Super Mario Bros. (1985)? What about the always classic Pac-Man (1980) and Tetris (1987)? One component we can all likely agree on, however, is the fact that the ghosts of gaming past have paved the way and made a huge impact on the gaming industry we see today. This Yahoo article gives their picks of the 10 most influential games of the 1980s, but we’ll let you be the judge on which games were the most impactful from that decade.

What would you add to their list? How would you rank the games? Give us your two cents below!

Did You Help Make SimCity’s Recent Launch the Biggest in Series History?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

SimCity Hotel Block courtesy EA

We saw a lot of chatter on our Facebook page last week about the launch of SimCity’s newest game in its franchise. Despite all the frustration, according to this article in Game Informer, this was one of the biggest launches in the game’s history.

Were you one of the dedicated gamers who played – or tried to play – during the first few weeks?