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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?

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tweet751206d ago

all gamers who bought this game should demand refunds from EA

GIZORAMA1206d 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..

titans99991206d ago

EA better make this game patched with no DRM requirement, otherwise I won't buy it!

GIZORAMA1206d 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?

uuaschbaer1206d 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?

2pacalypsenow1206d ago

The Sims series is one of the best-selling franchises of all time and it doesnt have always online DRM

Hydralysk1206d ago (Edited 1206d 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.