SimCity E3 trailer and screens show off tilt-shifted simulation, a purple monster


City Hall

This is another good display of the tilt-shift blurring, and a warning: angry Sims will hold colorful signs at you. This is especially true if you let them expand their minds with higher education. There's a dichotomy to everything in SimCity: industry creates pollution, casinos attract crime, and ignorance is bliss. Of course, it didn't appear quite that cut and dry during the demonstration. Poisoned water supplies rarely make anyone very happy.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs 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. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.