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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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66. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 19, 2012, 09:53 Verno
 
Bhruic wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 09:04:
But EA has stated - repeatedly - that they are no longer in the business of making single player games.

That's fine, they just shouldn't be surprised when many people aren't in the business of buying EA games anymore or resort to piracy. I'm a pretty open minded gamer but forcing this sort of thing is running roughshod over both peoples nostalgia and business common sense. I sincerely hope this game is a sales failure but I suspect it will move units based on the name which is exasperating.

I often hear the occasional person defending EA as if they haven't earned their reputation as a creative slaughterhouse but the trend continues to this day.
 
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