We're Sorry®" Award for most egregious technical problem
Script: Did anyone NOT see this one coming? SimCity took the same route as Diablo 3, and believed that, in a vain attempt to stop online piracy, they would release a game with an always-online internet connection. Here we are not even a full year later, and they’re already patching it out due to their idiotic mistakes.
Getting down to the meat of why this game was chosen, it’s fairly obvious to say that the always-online DRM didn’t work. The game was unplayable on launch, for up to three days afterward as well, and finally started to open up after everyone returned their copy and gave up. Even after the servers came up, the game was unresponsive, and usually had a 500+ ping for even the best, and closest connections to the servers, and wouldn’t even refresh neighboring cities, the major feature of the online functionality, for several hours at a time. Overall, it’s just the game that should have never been, and as a fan of the SimCity franchise, it really does hurt me to say that.
But hey, at least… they’re “sorry.”
Credits for the 2013 Vidya Gaem Awards
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