Back when I played the first two incarnations of SimCity one of the standard features of the game was the “disasters” setting which would allow the game to visit different types of natural, and unnatural, disasters upon your carefully crafted world. Now apparently it was taken out of the later games (which I wouldn’t know because I really disliked the subsequent releases of the game) but according to a new post from Maxis the disasters are back.
To celebrate their return, and to tease us by showing off the game some more, Maxis released a video showing off the new types of disasters that you can expect in the highly anticipated release of SimCity next February.
Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).