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[6]: Sing of the Times
by BushLin on Wed 13th Mar 2013 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sing of the Times"
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OK, now you're just arguing the toss on the precise timing of when EA pull the trigger. Whether it's in 2 years or 5 years is a moot point, the problem is that they have the power in the first place.

If I want to play Sim City 2000, I can, it works fine without a server to cover menial functions and is still fun.

It's ok though, I released you have no real understanding or interest in this and only accidentally being a troll when you said it doesn't matter because 'core gamers' (I never used that phrase btw) will lap it up; essentially saying they deserve it because they keep buying FPS games.

EA's train of thought isn't too dissimilar funnily enough and it's because of that, I won't be buying any of their products.

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