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Friday, March 15

Samsung's Galaxy S4 was finally launched!

So after waiting for quite some time, Samsung's new flagship phone model - the Galaxy S4 is finally launched.

Go ahead and watch the video on Samsung's facebook page here:


Learn more about the new Galaxy S4 features on samsung's somewhat interactive page:

Saturday, March 9

A FREE game from EA for everyone who bought SimCity

So, there were some technical difficulties around the SimCity servers over the past week and Lucy Bradshaw, MAXIS General Manager posted this on EA.com to address the issue and for a "little" compensation for the trouble.

Excerpt from EA.com:

Here’s a quick update on the problems we were experiencing with SimCity – and a little something extra for people who bought the game.

The server issues which began at launch have improved significantly as we added more capacity. But some people are still experiencing response and stability problems that we’re working fast to address.

So what went wrong? The short answer is: a lot more people logged on than we expected. More people played and played in ways we never saw in the beta.

OK, we agree, that was dumb, but we are committed to fixing it. In the last 48 hours we increased server capacity by 120 percent. It’s working – the number of people who have gotten in and built cities has improved dramatically. The number of disrupted experiences has dropped by roughly 80 percent.

So we’re close to fixed, but not quite there. I’m hoping to post another update this weekend to let everyone know that the launch issues are behind us.

Something Special for Your Trouble

The good news is that SimCity is a solid hit in all major markets. The consensus among critics and players is that this is fundamentally a great game. But this SimCity is made to be played online, and if you can’t get a stable connection, you’re NOT having a good experience. So we’re not going to rest until we’ve fixed the remaining server issues.

And to get us back in your good graces, we’re going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio. On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an email telling them how to redeem their free game.

I know that’s a little contrived – kind of like buying a present for a friend after you did something crummy. But we feel bad about what happened. We’re hoping you won’t stay mad and that we’ll be friends again when SimCity is running at 100 percent.

SimCity is a GREAT game and the people who made it are incredibly proud. Hang in there – we’ll be providing more updates throughout the weekend.
To sum it up, everyone who have an activated copy of SimCity on their EA account by March 18, 2013 are eligible for the free game and should be receiving an email regarding the details.

If you are planning to buy SimCity or any other EA games title anytime in the near future, you might want to consider purchasing (and activating) SimCity now and take advantage of another game for free later.

EA Catalog for PC games can be found at:

You can purchase a copy of SimCity for PC at Origin.com.