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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Not just DRM
by telns on Mon 11th Mar 2013 16:59 UTC
telns
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2009-06-18

There seems to be a lot more going on here than just DRM.

As much as I dislike DRM and wish it were gone, I suspect if they ripped it out SimCity entirely, the game would still be unplayable.

They've done something--what, exactly, is difficult to piece together from the news--about the way they store each user's game state which is quite broken at load.

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