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On Mass Effect 3 DRM

BioWare's Casey Hudson offers reassurances to gamers by way of Computer and Video Games that the use of Origin does not mean Mass Effect 3 will be burdened by intrusive DRM. They say the game will use a one time online activation, and will allow an unlimited number of installs. Here's more from Hudson:

We use Origin, and it's interesting because really, it's just a way to get access to the online and digital features that, you know, generally, PC games have now. I think people are going to be fine with it.

"I think that the people who try Mass Effect 3 on Origin will realise that it's not an intrusive DRM scheme," he added. "It's just a way for you to sign up for the online services that you're going to get on an ongoing basis through Mass Effect 3.

"Just like you get with any other kind of online digital distribution, or multiplayer or whatever. It's not something that requires you to always be online - you can play Mass Effect 3 offline."

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29. Re: On Mass Effect 3 DRM Feb 18, 2012, 05:27 Jerykk
 
The crap at the end of the demo with the kid felt so forced and pathetic, totally failed to resonate because of how hamfisted it was.

Yeah, that was pretty cheesy. I don't really care when characters die when I've only known them for 10 seconds and their death has nothing to do with the choices I've made.

However, that wasn't the end of the demo. That was just the first half of the demo. The second half is much better. Less cinematics, more gameplay. You have a full squad and multiple weapons and abilities. It provides a much better sample of gameplay than the tutorial level.

Based on the demo, this feels like ME2.5. I'm not seeing any significant changes. At least, nothing like the changes between ME1 and 2.
 
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