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SimCity’s first post-release DLC is… a Nissan ad?
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Throughout a launch debacle that was characterized by broken servers, temporarily scaled back features, and numerous simulation bugs, at least SimCity backers could proudly say that the game wasn't infested with any sort of annoying in-game advertising. That's no longer true, however, as the first bit of post-release downloadable content (DLC) for the game adds a Nissan Leaf charging station to your city.

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It's free and yes, people will still complain... rofl
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As if the joke that is SimCity 2013 isn't bad enough, they throw Nissan Leafs at it. lachen.gif
 
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Inb4 large amounts of people who've never played the game complain about free stuff that is completely optional.
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I'm sure someone will mod out that pesky 'NISSAN' sign soon enough. tongue.gif
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For anyone who actually plays--this is worth downloading. They're small and offer a huge happiness increase around where they're built--you can place up to 5 per city.
     
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Makes it that much more of an ad... by giving a large bonus to it, they make it an incentive to download, and it advertises Nissan in your city.

Not to mention, the bonus it gives makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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I agree with this comment:
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SimCity is a city simulator. I would love if my cities could have real businesses. If McDonald's, say, wants to pay EA some money so that my commercial zones can occasionally sprout some golden arches, so much the better. We can already build certain real-world landmark buildings. Adding real-world companies is a step in the same direction.

Usually games can't do this stuff because licensing issues, but this is all avoided when companies approach them to advertise. As long as the real businesses have realistic stats (i.e. not how this Nissan thing is implemented), then it could be really awesome.
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I don't understand how anyone is remotely interested in playing this game.
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I don't understand how anyone is remotely interested in playing this game.
People like things that they like.

I'm guessing its because of that. Could be wrong.
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