Thursday, November 8th 2007

Electronic Arts Donates SimCity to OLPC Project

Electronic Arts will be giving a lot of disenfranchised children the gift of educational gaming this holiday season. The original SimCity, a game that simulates the construction of a city, will be pre-installed on all versions of the OLPC, at no additional cost to either OLPC or the customer. The request for SimCity came from OLPC itself, and the 1989 version of the classic game will find a way to such countries as Cambodia, Libya, Nigeria (which ordered over a million OLPC laptops), Pakistan, and Peru. This is the first time a major company has "gifted a game to the world" like this, especially a game that has earned 24 awards in the past.Source: Neoseeker
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10 Comments on Electronic Arts Donates SimCity to OLPC Project

#1
[I.R.A]_FBi
i loved that game, need to go thru my archives.

but how is it goin to run, OLPC comers with WINE?
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#2
Atnevon
Anyone see the irony here?

"Hey, lets teach kids of the third world how to develop their countries"

..Its official, I'm going to hell.
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Atnevon
Anyone see the irony here?

"Hey, lets teach kids of the third world how to develop their countries"

..Its official, I'm going to hell.
i thought that too but didnt bother to say it
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smartphone
by: Atnevon
Anyone see the irony here?

"Hey, lets teach kids of the third world how to develop their countries"

..Its official, I'm going to hell.
I was going to say something like that, but in a more harsh way.
Would be banned most likely.
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#5
Woah Mama!
How generous of the multi-billion dollar company that makes a majority of it's money by releasing crap games that cost $90 a pop. Oh, and then they forget about that edition of the game once the next comes along.

Sorry to sound blunt but EA are just a bunch of penny trollops.
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#6
Homeless
makes me want to play sim city now
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#7
newbielives
I must be slow but where is the irony?

Is that not the whole point of OLPC?

by: Atnevon
Anyone see the irony here?

"Hey, lets teach kids of the third world how to develop their countries"

..Its official, I'm going to hell.
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#8
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Isn't there a new Sim City out?
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DanTheBanjoman
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I guess they didn't request Sim City 2000 because it's required to manage water there as well :)
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effmaster
by: DanTheBanjoman
I guess they didn't request Sim City 2000 because it's required to manage water there as well :)
Yeah 2000 was great but what these countries need is Sim Hotel so they can capitalize on the tourism industry
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