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Submitted by cl1983 558d ago | videocast

Is Always-Online Ever Acceptable? (SimCity Revisited) - Casual Friday

This week on Casual Friday, the gang reflects on EA's announcement that SimCity will now work as a single-player, offline game, and ponders whether always-online is ever acceptable. (EA, PC, SimCity)

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SegaGamer  +   558d ago
No it is not ever acceptable. We don't all have the internet or fast enough connections.
hazelamy  +   558d ago
in an mmo, yes, because by it's nature it requires a constant connection.

but any single player game, no, never.

obviously any mulitplayer modes, that aren't same screen multiplayer, will need a connection too.

but any game where the single player mode requires a constant connection, is one won't buy.

because the best connection in the world will go down some times.
then there could be a problem with their servers.

and it's not like this kind of thing even works.
not in stopping piracy.
which is why they usually use it.
in fact it promotes it.
when the legitimate users are unable to play the game but pirates who get hacked copies can, these DRM measure are doing exactly the opposite of their intended function.

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