SimCity when launched recently has been plagued with problems since it arrived due to server issues. The reason stems from the game requiring single-player of the game to be connected to the Internet at all times. Electronic Arts and Maxis have acknowledged the problems, blaming the issues on the game’s popularity overloading the servers that support it. The issue was so bad that the second petition when to the White House, asking the Obama administration to get involved.
While Electronic Arts might not be offering refunds to players, they are offering all purchasers a free game from EA’s Origin catalog.
Players can now download a free game of their choice such as Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Bejeweled 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants Vs. Zombies, and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition. Players can redeem their free game through a portal inside the Origin desktop client.