Some good news and some bad news about the forthcoming SimCity
reboot. Good news: you won't have to buy it through Origin, meaning there can be pricing competition. Bad news: you will have to play
it through Origin, with a permanent online connection all the time. That's some fairly bloody enormous bad news. But there is time to convince EA that while there are many merits to having your game online, there are also some vastly more dreadful downsides, and failing to recognise that would be a terrible shame.