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SimCity Online Requirement Clarified/Corrected

An edit to GameSpy's New SimCity Preview backtracks from the statement that the upcoming return of the urban planning series will only be playable while online. The preview originally confirmed this now-debunked report before being fixed: "Yes, you will have to register an Origin account in order to play, and yes, you must be online at all times while playing in order to start playing. EA has confirmed that you will not be kicked out if your connection is interrupted."

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71. Re: SimCity Online Requirement Clarified/Corrected Mar 29, 2012, 18:34 TurdFergasun
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 16:29:
Interesting that you say "conspiracy nut." By "power bar" do you mean "surge protector?" So you're saying EA can detect what the password of my laptop is if it's plugged into the same surge protector as my desktop connected to Origin?

Oooook. Either that or you're on some strange tangent.

Regardless, what you're saying does NOT require a persistent connection. If EA really was going to harvest information on every single thing you have why would they force this connection? Why draw attention to it? Why create this kind of animosity? Why not store it in a file and just upload it whenever possible? Everyone is connected to the internet at some point, so why not just quietly wait?

These theories are akin to the underwear gnomes. And there are major flaws, most specifically that nothing mentioned in any way increases their profit. Not even close to the amount of headaches they're getting for this decision.

But forcing people to always be tied to the online store? That may well do it.

no you troglodyte, you're wrong about all the things i'm afraid. i'm explaining the password situation to show evidence of how little access you need to someones computer to harvest sensitive data.

now why wouldn't they harvest your information, it's been workin great for google, apple, and microsoft for quite a while. fairly ignorant, either willfully or just from natural skill for you to push the idea that a company as dirty as EA wouldnt' want in on the action.

here's some old news for you, you might not have received in your golden shower... er tower:


This comment was edited on Mar 29, 2012, 18:44.
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