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Submitted by GIZORAMA 1071d ago | opinion piece

Always Off: The Story of SimCity’s Failure to Launch

GIZORAMA - If there’s one thing we’ve learned since Tuesday, it’s that people hate digital rights management. And yet, despite gamers’ loathsome attitude toward the idea of DRM and restriction in general, more games, including Maxis’ 2013 SimCity, are adding new forms of infrastructure and gameplay that require games to phone home, which some consider the most egregious form of DRM. SimCity’s launch this week has only served to highlight these issues… but is DRM really the problem? (EA, Maxis, PC, SimCity)

tweet75  +   1071d ago
all gamers who bought this game should demand refunds from EA
GIZORAMA  +   1071d ago
While it's not a refund, EA has decided to give a free EA title to all affected users: http://www.ea.com/news/a-si...

Lets hope they learn from this botched release..
titans9999  +   1071d ago
EA better make this game patched with no DRM requirement, otherwise I won't buy it!
GIZORAMA  +   1071d ago
Seeing as how The Sims series is one of the best-selling franchises of all time, do you think EA would risk removing DRM & opening the floodgates to piracy?
uuaschbaer  +   1071d ago
Doesn't the fact that the Sims is one the best selling franchises of all time undercut the argument you're making rather than strengthen it?
2pacalypsenow  +   1071d ago
The Sims series is one of the best-selling franchises of all time and it doesnt have always online DRM
Hydralysk  +   1071d ago
"Though few will come out and say it, it’s not too hard to read between the lines and assume that many gamers complaining about always-on DRM simply wish they could pirate the game."

Wow. I don't think there are words to describe how stupid that statement is.
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