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GI Show 147: Tomb Raider, SimCity

by Matt Helgeson on Mar 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM

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In this week's podcast we discuss the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider reboot, and the controversy surrounding the launch of EA's SimCity.

We start things off on a positive note, with a segment on Crystal Dynamics' expert reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Though reviewer Matt Miller (read his review here) is traveling and unable to be a part of the show, host Matt Helgeson taps the brains of Andy Reiner and Ben Reeves, both of whom have spent a lot of time with this excellent new title that takes the Tomb Raider in new directions.

Next up is a long discussion of Maxis' SimCity. For reasons we outline in the podcast, Joe Juba has not submitted a review of the game yet and we explain why. The game's online functionality has been severely compromised at launch, resulting in a lot of backlash against EA and Maxis. Tune into hear Matt, Joe, and Adam Biessener break down the controversy.