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


Fighting fires

One of the coolest things I got to watch GlassBox do is deal with emergencies. A fire breaks out, and rather than burning until it's put out by the statistical coverage provided by a fire station, a truck must actually leave the station, drive to the scene, and spray it down.

I also witnessed one of SimCity's special characters -- an arsonist who runs around setting fires for the hell of it.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, 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.