Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 22:44 UTC
Games So, SimCity has been released - the fifth instalment in this venerable series of fantastic games. However, just as everyone suspected, the game has been completely ruined by the always-online DRM. So much so, in fact, that Amazon has ceased selling the game. Update: and it's only getting worse - EA has suspended all marketing efforts for SimCity, and has asked third parties to do the same. Wow.
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Easy solution, go indie!
by mattymoo on Fri 8th Mar 2013 03:17 UTC
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There are many great, cheap indie games around these days, I've been bitten by both Steam and Ubisoft's UPlay in the past in a similar fashion (their server outages resulting in me not being able to play otherwise non-networked, single player games) and will not be buying any game with DRM in the future.

It's a shame, because I'll miss out on upcoming games like Dogs of War, and will never play another game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, but I will not reward bad behaviour with my money.

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