EA/Maxis Giving Away Free Games for SimCity Launch Issues

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Last week Electronic Arts and Maxis announced that they would be giving away a free game to purchasers of SimCity as a thank you, or apology, for dealing with the game’s launch issues.

Today they released the list:

  • Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

Honestly, the list is fairly disappointing, though expected. Personally I will probably be picking up a copy of Mass Effect 3, if for no other reason than I already own the first two parts of the trilogy on PC.

Personally I had hoped to see an option to get some free DLC for SimCity. I would have also accepted the latest The Sims 3 expansion, simply so I don’t have to pay for another broken game that I want to play.

While the list may be disappointing, I do want to remind everyone that EA didn’t really have to do anything. They simply could have shrugged, had Maxis fix the game, and moved on with their lives. It’s a nice gesture no matter how you look at it.

If you purchased, or intend to purchase SimCity make sure that you register your copy before March 25th, 2013 at 11:59 PM PDT. You will have through March 30th, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT to claim your free game.

For more information, or to simply read the FAQ on this promotion, you can click this link.

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