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Submitted by mroahrig 562d ago | opinion piece

Always-On DRM: Why SimCity has me worried about the future

The launch of SimCity has me worried about the future of shared singleplayer experiences, like Watch_Dogs and Bungie's Destiny. (EA, PC, PS4, SimCity, Watch Dogs, Xbox One)

majiebeast  +   562d ago
So sick of EA and their stupidity they still dont get that most of this DRM crap doesnt bother pirates at all but legit gamers. It was easier for me to get a pirated copy of Dragonage 2 to work on my pc then the legit copy i bought in the store. Same goes for Ubisoft and Uplay with the assasins creed series lost 7-8 hours of game time because the cloud save service went down.

Im now just avoiding EA games like the plague i really wanted Simcity but im not gonna support the always online BS like i did with Diablo 3. Which helped nothing against gold farmers,bots or chat spammers. Plus i hate origin i already have steam dont need more digital distribution services.
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Omni-Tool  +   561d ago
I find it funny that the only purpose for always online DRM is to thwart piracy but it actually encourages it. They see someone who has pirated the game is someone who could've potentially bought the game and consider the lost of the "sale" as a damage to profits. What they fail to realize is the person who "pirates" isn't going to pay for the game anyways because the typical pirate is cheap and wouldn't fork over the money anyways. Every potentially pirated game is a sale that was never going to be made in the first place. No sale, no damages, no need for DRM.

It's a freakin' witch hunt! And the only people that really suffer, are the gamers not the Corp's wallets.
Trago1337  +   562d ago
I know it's hard for some of you guys, but just don't buy games that do this, at least that's what i do. VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS, and the companies will listen, it's really the only way to get their attention.

Notice how Since Resident Evil 6 didn't get the expected Sales numbers that they wanted, Capcom have opted to release RE: Revelations, the Resident evil game with higher critical acclaim than 6.

Same thing with Ubisoft, Remember the Hard time PC gamers gave Ubisoft about DRM? Now look at them.
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That-Guy  +   562d ago
No matter how their staff puts it, I see no logical reason as to why the entire game must be always-online.

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JohnApocalypse  +   562d ago
Most games that will came out are never going to have it. Didn't Ubisoft say they were going to stop using DRM?
RememberThe357  +   562d ago
I have a plan to combat these things you guys hate; don't buy the games that use them.

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