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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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63. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 19, 2012, 08:58 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 08:40:
Also, they will NOT shut down the servers of a game being actively played just because the new version is out. For one, it'd be extremely tricky with this, because they'd be killing single player.
First, at least by my definition, there is no single player game. Second, I think you give EA far too much credit. Third, I hope you are right about their largess but I am doubtful.
 
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