EA implementing always online DRM

#1chaos_sage0265Posted 4/24/2012 8:21:59 AM
Now EA has gone the way of Ubisoft.

http://www.gamingbus.com/2012/04/23/ea-announces-expansion-online-drm-policy/
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#2eivinasPosted 4/24/2012 8:37:16 AM
I hope EA realises what the reaction to that is going to be.
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#3popredPosted 4/24/2012 8:46:55 AM
Nothing they will do to stop piracy will actually stop piracy and will lose them even more honest customers. If they go in the other direction by removing the useless DRMs and just keep the old CD keys for online play they could start undoing the damage. Off-course the game should be of quality also and not the useless crap we get these days. It is sad that despite so many flaws and a idiotic ending Mass Effect 3 is their best game since Mass Effect 2 by a long way. The DLC milking also pisses more potential customers away that would potentially have bought the game, especially the limited pre-order exclusive promotional DLC bullcrap which cannot be bought once the game is released and the only option to have play a complete game is to pirate it.

It is mostly EAs fault and the solutions they come up with make already angry customers even more angrier and lose them forever as as customer and are more likely to pirate the next game then to buy them.
#4no1oblivionfanPosted 4/24/2012 8:58:00 AM
I'm sure there will be some sort of crack made to stop this.
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#5CureOfDeathPosted 4/24/2012 9:15:32 AM
Crackers are always one step ahead (or more) from the Hackers.

There are far less people (hackers) who work on such security measures then there are people who can circumvent these measurements.

Can't even imagine what will happen when Web 3.0 is here :O
#6GAMER_X_REVIVALPosted 4/24/2012 9:26:33 AM
>EA doesn't get that people pirate their games so much because they don't want to financially support a company that treats them like crap with DLC gouging and excessive DRM, and they think the answer to this is MORE DRM!!

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EA can't die fast enough. A bunch of pretentious old men playing at running the industry. But the customers left them behind long ago. We are the future.
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#7JumalaccaPosted 4/24/2012 10:02:50 AM
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
EA can't die fast enough. A bunch of pretentious old men playing at running the industry. But the customers left them behind long ago. We are the future.

https://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:EA

Give it time.
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#8GAMER_X_REVIVALPosted 4/24/2012 10:22:37 AM
^The second youtube link in your sig is dead btw
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#9Metal Gear FredPosted 4/24/2012 10:29:44 AM(edited)
This isn't the same EA that created the Strike series is it? Those games defined my childhood gaming.
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#10DensonPosted 4/24/2012 10:35:46 AM
This is just great and yet another reason I won't spend a single penny more on any EA games.

I'm one of those people who still fire up ye old classics ala Planescape, BG 1 n 2 etc etc even though they're 10-15 years old.

How many of you think that EA will in another 10-15 years actually have the servers going for what will be old (I'm hesitant to use classic but ME1 was a game changer) games? Which means 'buying' an EA game is not as much buying as it is renting because it will expire at some point, either when servers are shut down or when they finally take a nosedive and well, die.

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