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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DRM is an assault on customers
by TechGeek on Tue 12th Mar 2013 15:25 UTC
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Companies shouldn't get to use piracy as an excuse for DRM. We all know that DRM doesn't stop piracy. It never has and it never will. It doesn't even slow it down. DRM makes games broken. Period.

Lets suppose my apartment gets broken into. Does that give me the right to take a baseball bat and hit everyone that walks down my street? Sure, I may eventually hit the thief, but I am going to hit a lot of innocent people in the process. The fact that my stuff was stolen doesn't justify my actions to everyone else.

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