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The Tech Deck

Aspiring city planners offered ‘SimCity’ for free

Are you a gamer? Do you like free things? Of course you do!

We here at the Tech Deck are just like you - poor gamers looking for a good deal. And you can't beat no price tag.

So we'll be on the lookout for games offered sans cost around the Internet. If you see a deal we should feature on the blog, contact us at or

First up? The Maxis classic SimCity 2000, with the Urban Renewal Kit add-on, from Electronic Arts' digital delivery service Origin.

Click here to download SimCity 2000. You'll need to register with the site using an email address, 2 gigs of hard drive space and 512 MB of RAM.

Do you have a favorite SimCity memory? I used to make highways that led into the middle of the ocean. City planning was never my forte.

Check back periodically with the Tech Deck for new, free games.

A UFO attacks a SimCity
Man, I bet this never happened to Eldridge Lovelace. (Source: Origin).

Kip Hill
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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