Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 22:44 UTC
Games So, SimCity has been released - the fifth instalment in this venerable series of fantastic games. However, just as everyone suspected, the game has been completely ruined by the always-online DRM. So much so, in fact, that Amazon has ceased selling the game. Update: and it's only getting worse - EA has suspended all marketing efforts for SimCity, and has asked third parties to do the same. Wow.
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RE: Too greedy
by mightshade on Fri 8th Mar 2013 13:08 UTC in reply to "Too greedy"
mightshade
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2008-11-20

As much as I hate that software requires online mode, that's not the real problem here.
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A gradual rollout would have prevented this mess. Everyone who bought the game could get a date where they could start playing.

Yes, it is the very core of the problem. A gradual rollout wouldn't be any less terrible, really.
I expect the following course of events: Buy game, install, play. Period. Not "Buy game, install, wait a day or two or maybe a month, oh and make sure to not be on a train because then you're SOL". I want to waste my time playing the game, not waiting for it.

Edited 2013-03-08 13:12 UTC

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