If you register a copy of SimCity by March 25, you get a free copy of one of eight PC games from EA's catalogue, including Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3.
This is EA's way of saying sorry for the server issues that rendered the city-building game unplayable for almost a week after it launched on March 5.
"At Maxis, our studio values dictate that we innovate and create something that is quirky, complex and challenging," the company said in a blog post today. "Sometimes this bites us in the butt, but our servers are green and we're seeing record numbers of players all online and having a great time."
Here's the full list of options:
Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition) Bejeweled 3 Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition) Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition) Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition) Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition) Plants vs. Zombies SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
Not included: an offline version of SimCity.
BTW, here's what I just got when I tried to go to the blog post:
Can't make this stuff up, people.