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SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed

The EA Forums now offer details on the promise of a free game to compensate SimCity owners for the botched launch of the urban planning sequel. Anyone with a registered copy of SimCity by the end of March 25th will be entitled to download one of the following games from Origin through March 30th:

Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
Bejeweled 3
Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
Plants vs. Zombies
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

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111. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 22:26 Quboid
 
Texas Jake wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 21:42:
again, welcome to the wide world of gaming, sometimes the first week after launch is a bit shakey. especially with titles which are widely-publicized as online-only. how many mmo launches have resulted in a second free game exactly? care to name a few off hand?

This ^

Unfortunately the ragers aren't going to consider that, because the last SimCity from 10 years ago didn't require you to be online so they're somehow entitled to stuff because this one does and it took them a few days to iron out problems.

EA fixed the game, it's fun now. Time to move on.

OK, now that RPS quote is applicable.

The complaint against always-online is more than just "does it work now". That last SimCity from 10 years ago still works. I could still play it. I could play it during an 8 hour flight if I wanted to. Will this SimCity work in 10 years time? I very much doubt it, because it's at the mercy of EA and at some point, they will switch off their server and then your purchase? It is gone.

This move by EA, Ubisoft and Blizzard takes control away from us. Whether it's for data mining, DRM or whatever, this does so very little but make gaming worse.

I don't like that, I'm not going to silently take it. I want publishers to know that we, their customers, aren't inconvenient potential criminals to exploit, but that we're essential to their survival and should be welcomed. I'm not alone.
 
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