Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:46 UTC
Games "To see anyone defending EA and Maxis for the state of SimCity, even were it in perfect working order on launch, depresses me to my core. This self-flagellation-as-skincare notion, where gamers loudly and proudly defend the destruction of their own rights as consumers, is an Orwellian perversity. That it might be considered in any way controversial to call them out on their crap, to point out that no, always-on DRM is not an advantage to anyone, is bewildering. It's a sign of just how far the gaming world has fallen into the rabbit hole of the publisher's burrowing." As usual, RPS hits the nail on the head so hard it shoots through the board.
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by Casey99 on Mon 11th Mar 2013 16:04 UTC
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EA essentially turned SimCity in a subscription service. You pay $60 for X number of years of service or whenever they decide to shutdown the servers. When the new SimCity (or expansion pack) comes out they can shutdown these servers, forcing you to pay another $60 for the new SimCity (or by then, $70).

I'll never subscribe to this game even if they fixed the small city size. But let's face it. A lot of people subscribed to this game. EA has already won.

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