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10 months ago#1
I have been away from pc games for a long time. I have heard in passing about the insanity that has been plaguing some pc games with always on drm and such. Have they pulled the drm out of games like assassins creed and diablo and sims city?
10 months ago#2
It's better than ever before. The stupid BS DRM that some companies have put into their games never last very long. GFWL is also no longer around so that's good news too.
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10 months ago#3
AC no longer has online requirement as well as sim city.

diablo 3 remains online-only.

oh and GFWL was never officially shut down.
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10 months ago#4
PC gaming seems to be on the rise, although drm is still around. Especially for the flashier titles.
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10 months ago#5
It's dead.
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10 months ago#6
AsucaHayashi posted...
AC no longer has online requirement as well as sim city.

diablo 3 remains online-only.

oh and GFWL was never officially shut down.


what is gfwl and is there a work around to diablo 3 I have good internet but I know the servers will go dark eventually and than the game becomes unplayable at that point right?
10 months ago#7
Games for Windows Live.
Very intrusive DRM.
Constantly D/Cs you in the middle of the game
Slow as well.

Honestly, I'm not surprised people are boycott or pirate games that have GFWL.
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10 months ago#8
nothing much but you're still going to be signing petitions for console games doe
10 months ago#9
GFWL is just another online service like steam but absolute crap in comparison.

there's no workaround for always-on with D3 but you shouldn't worry about servers going away seeing as D2 servers have been on for 14 years and counting... we're not really talking about random EA annual release #241 whose servers shut down on console after 1-2 years.
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10 months ago#10
I'm only interested in RPG's, turn based games, and adventure games.
There hasn't been this many good titles in those genre's since the late 90's. So I'm quite happy.
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