We've got a SimCity preview for you that proves civic planning can be adorable. SimCity, powered by the GlassBox Engine, promises to provide many carefree hours of urban simulation fun, but unlike previous SimCity games, this one won't take place in a vacuum -- you'll have to deal with neighbors, and all the crime, pollution and unpleasantness that implies.
Here's how Eric "Extra" Eckstein described a meeting with the folks who live next door:
"Our favorite moment of the demo was when a van with flames painted upon it rolled into town. Heavy metal blaring from the car stereo; we knew this guy was trouble. This is the Arsonist, and he likes showing up at buildings, hopping out and setting fires. We watched him do just that before tearing off out of town, our problem was that we didn’t have our fire station set up yet!"
Check out the rest of Eric's SimCity Preview.