Have SimCity and Diablo III Ruined Always-Online DRM?

EA and Blizzard have single-handedly lost the trust of most consumers with an always on DRM.

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Nitrowolf22025d ago

No, the idea of Always-Online DRM is terrible.

Derekvinyard132025d ago

You can't be more right, I can't see a positive in the idea of DRM

b163o12024d ago

Excuse me, what the hell is a DRM?

thorstein2024d ago

@b Digital Rights Management. It is supposed to prevent piracy when all it really does is prevent honest people from playing games they paid for.

kevnb2024d ago

There's DRM on nearly everything, but some is more restrictive than others.

PinkFunk2025d ago

I agree obviously. It's an absolutely terrible and petty idea.

However, if EA and Blizzard were in any way on the ball, they would have understood the risks of implementing always-online DRM, and made absolutely 100% sure that it would work right off the bat. In that case, though we would still believe always-online DRM to be a terrible thing, we wouldn't have so much ammunition against them.

...But, they royally f***ed up their launches beyond belief. And i'm glad for this, personally, because I hope this kills the shit out of always-online DRM.

kevnb2024d ago

Naw, Diablo III sold awesome and was never pirated. Mind you Diablo was fixed promptly, sim city is being handled too slowly.

Rupee2024d ago (Edited 2024d ago )

@kevnb actually diablo 3 took about three weeks to get fully up and running. I think it took even longer to get the auction house setup. And then even longer for PVP. All of which were implied as being in the game near launch.

1nsaint2024d ago

Daauum, u have more bubbles then a bottle of coke

TechnicianTed2025d ago (Edited 2025d ago )

Shouldn't it be -

'Has Always-Online DRM Ruined SimCity and Diablo III?'

admiralvic2025d ago

Not in the least, since people were against it before either game released. Screwing it up only showed that companies not only ignore what we have to say (or just don't care) and are perfectly fine with allowing their products to fail due to lazyness.

Awesome-Xanto2025d ago

Always online DRM was never good to begin with, these games have just shown consumers why... unless your talking about an MMO.

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