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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Game companies would release naked executables for single player games if piracy wasn't such a problem. It takes more work on their part to create always-on DRM for a game that is basically single player.

I too miss the old days but that was a different age before broadband and torrents. The situation is a damn shame but pirates are the underlying cause of it all. When I was in college I knew there was a serious problem when no one was buying pc games but everyone was playing them. These same poor students could somehow manage to eat out at least twice a week and drop a few twenties at the bar.

Edited 2013-03-12 15:58 UTC

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