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SimCity coming to Facebook?

Electronic Arts' next big social transplant could be the city-management sim

SimCity Social could be Electronic Arts' next big Facebook game, according to some sleuthing by Sims fansite Sims VIP. At a time when competitors like CrowdStar are trying to move away from the social network, EA CEO John Riccitiello told CNBC Mad Money host Jim Kramer that the company would have a big social game hitting Facebook "a month from today."

Sims VIP found that Electronic Arts has registered several domains related to SimCity Social, including SimCitySocial.com, SimCity-Social.com and SimCityFacebook.com. The Facebook URL "https://www.facebook.com/SimCitySocial" redirects to the homepage, meaning the page exists, but it's unpublished. A Sims VIP reader also found code relating to a SimCity Social Facebook app by subsidiary Playfish.

With the launch of the next SimCity for PC still a year off, will this be EA's next use of the brand?

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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