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games.on.net - The SimCity beta wonít help to win over the anti-DRM crowd.
I get that itís a beta. It has the word ĎBETAí stamped on it in about fifteen thousand different places. I understand that the multiplayer possibly ó almost definitely ó isnít ready for public consumption yet. Thatís fine. EAís server team were no doubt working overtime on ironing out the kinks in their connectivity, and a fine job they did too. But the damage, for many, was probably already done.

With its one hour time limit and non-existent online capabilities, the SimCity we saw on the weekend isnít the one that is going to help Maxis win over the anti-DRM crowd. If anything, itís just going to push them further into their holes.

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16. Re: Op Ed Feb 1, 2013, 17:29 jacobvandy
 
I refused to download 13 fucking gigabytes for however many hour-long sessions I cared to play in one weekend. Worst semi-open beta ever. And because of Origin's incompetent design I have SIMCITY CLOSED BETA cluttering up my list of games for who knows how long. (It was months for the BF3 alpha.)  
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