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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RE[5]: Sing of the Times
by WorknMan on Wed 13th Mar 2013 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sing of the Times"
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t's not a conspiracy theory that EA de-commission their servers for online play at an increasingly alarming rate.
Games from 2 years ago are on that list.

So you're saying EA will have a new Sim City game out in 2015 (even though they don't release them nearly that often), and will COMPLETELY disable the current game at that time?

I'm not saying it isn't possible, but highly unlikely. Turning off online play is one thing (esp if there's nobody playing anymore), but disabling a game altogether is an entirely different matter.

But even if they do, it's not likely that 'core gamers' will care if there's a new one to play, since core gamers have demonstrated time-after-time that they don't mind buying the same f**king game over and over again, as long as it looks better. Case in point, look at how many times that Doom has been resold, in one form or another, since 1993. Better graphics for sure, same damn game.

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