EA will be offering gamers a free game in an effort to curb their
anger after a series of technical faults shut out some "SimCity"
gamers for days, triggering an outcry on social networks and
Players of the simulation game, now hosted wholly online rather
than stored on personal computers, were plagued by error alerts
when trying to log in. EA blamed "server instability" caused by too
EA said the situation had improved since Tuesday, when it expanded
the game to Europe and elsewhere.
The company is going to offer gamers a free PC download game from
the its portfolio. On March 18, SimCity players who have activated
their game will receive an email telling them how to redeem their