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  • Electronic Arts has revealed the list of eight games that will be offered to owners of SimCity

  • for free, as an apology for the game's launch problems.

  • Last week, the company apologised for the continuing connection and server issues players

  • were experiencing and stated that everyone who registers the game before March 25 will

  • be allowed to choose one Origin game from a list of eligible titles to download for

  • free.

  • Origin is EA’s downloadable games service that competes with Steam.

  • The eligible titles are Battlefield 3, Bejeweled 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor

  • Warfighter, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Plants vs. Zombies, and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition.

  • It’s a little strange that $60 games like Dead Space 3 are mixed in with much cheaper

  • games like Plants vs. Zombies.

  • You'll have until March 30 to claim your free game.

  • The developers at Maxis have released a statement, which reads, quote:

  • "Our studio values dictate that we innovate and create something that is quirky, complex,

  • and challenging. Sometimes this bites us in the butt, but our servers are green and were

  • seeing record numbers of players all online and having a great time.

  • "Were getting great feedback from our fans and know that many of you are having fun and

  • exploring this whole new expression of SimCity. Were humbled by your patience and passion

  • for the game. Thanks for building something very special with us, together."

  • It's true that most of the game's issues seem to be resolved; the company recently restored

  • the non-essential features it disabled to ease the strain on the servers.

  • EA also revealed today that SimCity sold 1.1 million copies in its first two weeks.

  • Well continue following the SimCity saga right here at IGN.

Electronic Arts has revealed the list of eight games that will be offered to owners of SimCity

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