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EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM

A few days ago the developers at Maxis subjected themselves to a reddit AMAA session to discuss SimCity, the next installment in EA's urban planning series. In this case, the offer to ask then anything provoked a number of questions about the controversial decision to make being online a requirement to play the game, and Techdirt points to a separate thread compiling comments from the session on this proposed DRM. Thanks Shok.

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43. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 17:26 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 17:12:
I think if a developer has spent time and effort developing the online component as a FEATURE and not as thinly-veiled DRM, it becomes ignorant and insulting to refer to it as DRM.

Just about as insulting as taking a single player franchise and turning it into multiplayer with pathetically bolted-on features, when that was something that nobody was asking for?

I hope they get insulted by me calling it DRM. Because that's exactly what it is, if only for no other purpose than that two years from now, this game will be unplayable due to EA having shut the servers down.

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