Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Mar 2013 22:35 UTC
Games "In all the fuss and mess of the disastrous SimCity launch, one refrain has been repeated again and again. While legions may be begging for an offline mode, EA representatives have been abundantly clear that this simply isn't possible. Maxis' studio head, Lucy Bradshaw, has told both Polygon and Kotaku that they 'offload a significant amount of the calculations to our servers', and that it would take 'a significant amount of engineering work from our team to rewrite the game' for single player. A SimCity developer has got in touch with RPS to tell us that at least the first of these statements is not true. He claimed that the server is not handling calculations for non-social aspects of running the game, and that engineering a single-player mode would require minimal effort." This keeps getting worse and worse for EA. It's also clear that Maxis' own developers are not happy with EA's meddling.
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RE[2]: The way to win
by Gone fishing on Wed 13th Mar 2013 00:51 UTC in reply to "RE: The way to win"
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I agree but you have to wonder at content makers who cripple their work so that the pirate versions are in every way superior to the legitimate product. Then are shocked that their product is pirated.

Greed seems to make folk stupid.

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RE[3]: The way to win
by Lobotomik on Wed 13th Mar 2013 09:24 in reply to "RE[2]: The way to win"
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You don't have a right to pirate it, though. If you don't like it, don't buy it. You don't have a God Granted Right to run SimCity. If you think that as it is, it is shit, but it could become better by sprinkling some pepper on it, well, that will not be your problem unless you buy it.

Now, if you buy it, I think it is ethical (though not necessarily legal) to modify it to suit your needs.

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RE[4]: The way to win
by bhtooefr on Wed 13th Mar 2013 11:01 in reply to "RE[3]: The way to win"
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Not only that, but piracy still gives EA mindshare.

Only talk about how it sucks, and focus on the DRM. Don't buy it, don't pirate it, and discourage others from buying it or pirating it.

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