EA disabling 'non-critical' gameplay features to stabilize SimCity servers
In an effort to stabilize SimCity's shoddy servers, EA is disabling "a few noncritical gameplay features." This includes leaderboards, achievements, and region filters. Apparently, disabling these features will "in no way affect your core gameplay experience." Except for the fact that you're paying $60 for a game in which all of the promised features aren't implemented.