An anonymous reader writes "The SimCity launch earlier this week was a complete disaster. Single player games that require an Internet connection to enable forced multiplayer features (as well as acting as a form of DRM) is bad enough, but then to not be prepared for the demand such a popular franchise has, well, that's just dumb, and Lucy Bradshaw, EA's general manager for the Maxis Label, has admitted exactly that."
They did not provide much details, but supposedly anyone who has SimCity
now should get "a free PC download game from the EA portfolio
." They are unrepentant about the always-online requirement though.