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Game maker apologizes for SimCity snafu

LOS ANGELES — The creators of SimCity are hoping players don’t move on after connectivity issues plagued the game’s launch last week.

The updated edition of the metropolis-building franchise, released Tuesday, requires players to be online, even if they are constructing virtual cities in the single-player mode. Several gamers were not able to log on after Sim­City was launched, prompting some retailers to stop selling the Electronic Arts Inc. game.

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