SimCity Catches Herman Cain Fever With $9.99 Price

Remember last week, when current Republican front runner Herman Cain unveiled his ridiculous 999 tax plan and astute gamers noticed that it bore a striking resemblance to the default tax settings on SimCity 4? Good times, good times. And they just got better. Electronic Arts have never met a way to squeeze money out of people they didn’t like, and they just met a new one. In honor of Cain’s plan, they’re making the entire current line of SimCity games available on Origin for $9.99.

Cain continues to insist he didn’t model his plan after SimCity 4. However, the fact that he’s actually forced to defend himself against the charges means that his campaign is totally being taken seriously and he’s likely to win the nomination. Totally. Meanwhile, just in case it turns out my snark is wrong, we’d better hope he doesn’t think the economy can be saved by using the FUND cheat. Because I’ve already tried that.

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6 Comments on SimCity Catches Herman Cain Fever With $9.99 Price


On October 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Hey Ross. What is your economic plan? Yeah. Thought so. STFU

Ross Lincoln

On October 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I plan first to increase university funding in order to foster the education of exceptional citizens, who I’ll call ‘Great People’. These people will have many uses. For example, people who complete my proposed theological training can become a ‘Great prophet’. As a Great prophet, they’ll have the architectural training needed to build shrines associated with their religion. That way, everyone on earth who converts to that religion will send money back to our country.

People who complete my business and economic program will be able to get work as ‘Great Merchants”. I’ll send them on economic voyages, or ‘trade missions’ to other cities. According to my research, every time they complete a ‘trade mission’, they will generate a one-time tax bonus based on how far their trade mission was conducted from our capital city, Washington, DC.

Better still, people who complete an engineering course will be able to become ‘Great Engineers’. These highly educated professionals will have the ability to complete massive public works much faster than an ordinary architectural firm, enhancing both the prestige of the city they’re building in, and the economic output, if, that is, I put them to work on important economy-benefitting projects like Egyptian pyramids or refurbishments on Wall Street.

The only problem I can see is that these ‘Great People’ will be so stressed out by their difficult education and heavy pressure careers that they’ll immediately die once they complete the job they were hired to do. However, I’m confident that if America follows my plan, our culture, hell, our Civilization will be strong enough to support the education of many such people over the years.

Best of all, should two or more people complete this rigorous educational program and become certified ‘Great’ people at the same time, I can hire them for a joint-project guaranteed to lead America to a new Golden Age.

I call this my ‘Beyond the Sword’ economic program.


On October 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hey Jorge. What is your economic plan? Yeah. Thought so. STFU


On October 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Pffft. I don’t have an economic plan. I’m on the internet, remember? I get to hide behind the interwebs while ing about everyone else.

Brandon J. Clark

On October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Nice Ross….

And before you girls get further into it I’ll remind you that you’ll take the candidate the media WANTS you to have, got it?

Ron Paul 2012


On October 18, 2011 at 1:33 am

Well played origin well played indeed.