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Celebrity SimCity: Day 2 - Enter Notchtopia

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New cities founded!

Regional Population: 467,050 ● Treasury balance: §604,717

Directory of Mayors: Notch Veronica Belmont Jordan Yin, Ph.D. Chris Kluwe Robert Bowling Brian Brushwood Gary Whitta Tyler Wilde

The Origin Superhighway may have cleared up, but the only entrance to PCG County, the North America West 1, remains partially submerged. The flooding is so bad it's causing temporal anomalies (opens in new tab) and industrial disasters, including a factory explosion which spilled 10 tons of Reddit threads into nearby streams. Nevertheless, the county office has exciting news: Notch , Veronica Belmont , Brian Brushwood , and Jordan Yin, Ph.D. have now founded cities!

Regional arts and culture flourish!

The best artists suffer for their work, and as County Administrator, I'm proud to say that suffering is now the region's largest export, with 467,050 residents who are always a little bit sick. Is it a cold? No, that's just creative monoxide in your blood.

To highlight the region's burgeoning art scene, we dispatched an urban photographer equipped with the county's entire supply of color filters—browse by page or use the directory above to navigate, and have a look at yesterday's update (opens in new tab) if you missed it.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.