Professional in game

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.

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Long-lost Maxis game SimRefinery is now available to everyone

Long-lost Maxis game SimRefinery is now available to everyone

Way back in the days before The Sims asserted its absolute dominance over all the land, the success of SimCity inspired a ton of different, sometimes weird Sim-style games, including SimEarth, SimGolf, SimCopter, SimHealth, SimAnt, and SimRefinery. You may not have heard of that last one because, as Wikipedia says, it wasn’t released to the public—it was developed by a business-oriented branch of Maxis for internal use at energy corporation Chevron.

Interest in the game was renewed in May when Ars Technica reported on an in-depth history of SimRefinery at The Obscuritory, a site dedicated to “odd, lesser-known games and software.” The game itself seemed out of reach, though.

“Nobody held onto SimRefinery because it didn’t seem important. It was a one-off, somewhat unsuccessful training program for an oil refinery in California,” The Obscuritory wrote. “In the grand scheme of Maxis, it was one of their least important titles,

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Summer Games Done Quick will be online-only this year

Summer Games Done Quick will be online-only this year

Summer Games Done Quick, the annual good weather showcase of serious speedrunners, will be held entirely online this year. Usually the Games Done Quick events are performed before a live audience, but organizers said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just...

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This gaming PC with a GTX 1660 Ti is on sale for $780

This gaming PC with a GTX 1660 Ti is on sale for $780

Buying into the latest and greatest hardware is fine and dandy if you have the disposable income and desire to be on the bleeding edge, though it is not required to play the latest games at high settings. In fact, some of the best gaming PC deals can be had...

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Long-lost Maxis game SimRefinery is now available to everyone

Way back in the days before The Sims asserted its absolute dominance over all the land, the success of SimCity inspired a ton of different, sometimes weird Sim-style games, including SimEarth, SimGolf, SimCopter, SimHealth, SimAnt, and SimRefinery. You may not have...

Summer Games Done Quick will be online-only this year

Summer Games Done Quick, the annual good weather showcase of serious speedrunners, will be held entirely online this year. Usually the Games Done Quick events are performed before a live audience, but organizers said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just...

Destiny 2 is ready to fire its biggest gun in the game’s first live event

Destiny 2's Season of the Worthy kicked off with a new hassle for humanity: The Red Legion isn't taking its recent ass-kicking well, and has aimed its mega-huge star-eating spaceship The Almighty at the Earth as a final "up yours" on its way out the door. Is this the...

This gaming PC with a GTX 1660 Ti is on sale for $780

Buying into the latest and greatest hardware is fine and dandy if you have the disposable income and desire to be on the bleeding edge, though it is not required to play the latest games at high settings. In fact, some of the best gaming PC deals can be had...

Investment group says Activision CEO Bobby Kotick gets paid too much

Last year, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick ranked among the "most overpaid" chief executives in the US, according to shareholder advocacy website As You Sow, which said that he earned more than $28.5 million in 2019. That was tops among games industry CEOs, although only...