But it’s the level of detail in the simulation that’s really stunning. While the SimCity franchise has always done a good job of covering macro-level trends in the life of your city, the new SimCity lets you get incredibly specific about your citizens. When you set up a residential zone next to a curvy cul-de-sac, for instance, you can actually see the “for sale” signs on the individual houses, and watch the moving vans filling in the vacancies.
The wait for February 2013 is going to be agonising.
Sixense Studios, the developers of the Razer Hydra motion controller for PC, are bringing PlayStation Move functionality to the PlayStation 3 version of Valve’s Portal 2, along with a dedicated DLC called Portal 2 In Motion.
Following the release of the Perpetual Testing Initiative, this serves as yet another reason to go back and enjoy some Portal.
The times for the major conferences are as follows (Pacific Standard Time):
- Microsoft, June 4, 9:30 AM
- Sony, June 4, 6:00 PM
- Nintendo, June 5, 9:00 AM
Please excuse me whilst I cryopreserve myself until then.