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OLPC notebooks to come with SimCity game

updated 10:05 am EST, Thu November 8, 2007

OLPC SimCity Deal

Just a day after its XO notebook began production, the One Laptop Per Child project today announced a deal with Electronic Arts that would see a Linux version of SimCity preloaded on to each system, giving children in developing countries as well as Western participants in the Give 1 Get 1 program an opportunity to play an educational game out of the box without having to install software. The city building and management game should make the notebook entertaining for children while also teaching them skills, EA boasts.

The game will not add to the price of the XO, which costs slightly less than $200 per unit to make and is selling in North America in a $400 pack that provides one to a developing country as well as one for the buyer. The game has been localized in the past and should include major language support for non-English speaking users.

by MacNN Staff




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