I dabbled in SimCity back in the mid-1990s and really enjoyed the game. While I was going through my Master’s in Public Administration, I trekked across campus to Knowlton Hall and the City & Regional Planning program to take a couple of classes. One of the profs told me that up until a few years prior - she had a simulation that her students were required to run in the game because it was, surprisingly, one of the best simulators she could find. That’s a ringing endorsement!
There’s a lot of aspects in this video that make the towns look sick as all get out - hell: there’s an appearance by a Krupp Bagger 288! Plus, as a former trucker (I did more than a bit of truck-rail for a while) I really dig the containers and intermodal terminal operations that look pretty slick.
My primary concern is going to be if it’ll be supported on the Intel-based Mac OSX platforms (The Sims is, so I’m really hoping that they release a Mac version of SimCity as well as the PC one)
The new 3-D entry in the “SimCity” series is set for release next year for PC and will add the ability to construct curvy roads as well as introduce an online multiplayer mode that will allow one gamer’s digital city to affect neighboring towns created by other players.
“This is the first ‘SimCity’ where your city sits side by side with those of your friends playing in a region,” said Bradshaw. “The choices you make are going to directly impact their cities. You can cooperate to create regional aspects of your cities. Connect them together — or not. Be a polluter, and you’re ultimately going to affect your friends’ cities.”
Representative Anthony Weiner (D - NY 9th District) has recently come under scrutiny for his cyber-sexcapades with a number of young women. In politics there’s a saying: “nothing you did is as bad as trying to cover it up"…
I applaud Rep. Weiner’s refusal to step down & resign. Mr. Weiner did not break any laws by engaging in this behavior - some may think it’s unethical, but that’s another matter entirely. My only issue is that the Representative from New York didn’t just own it from the get go and tried laying down the “my account was hacked” line… (which we all know how well that worked for Hayley Williams)
Throughout the past week, the one thing that I’ve heard far too often is “Oh, he’s a Representative, he shouldn’t be posing without his shirt on! We expect a certain level of decorum from a Member of The House!”
Really??? For sake of comparison:
Representative Weiner: photo.
Vladamir Putin (While President of Russia): photo / CBC article.
U.S. Representative Aaron Schock (R - Ill): Men’s Health Cover Photo.
And a sample from AOL’s Weird News: here.