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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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54. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 19, 2012, 01:45 Creston
 
ASeven wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 19:21:
Verno wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 14:00:
Man reading more about this game is a huge bummer. No fucking subways? Terraforming ok whatever I think that's dumb as hell too but to not include subways is just inexcusable. Might as well call this SimVille and stop pretending.

I'm sure it'll have subways

It will have Subways. You can place them in your cities hamlets, and then the little people will line up in droves to buy a delicious Veggie Delite, and as they do so, your browser will open up to an ad featuring Jared, offering you a coupon that will get you 50c off when you go buy one in the next five minutes.

This ad WILL, of course, take you out of the game. This is EA, after all.

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