I didn't really follow the SimCity thing - but am I understanding this right?
OnLive sucked they tried streaming your game play or something right? So here the idea is to basically turn DRM to connecting to a server as if you're playing with a friend and allow the EA server to play Multiplayer connection for your single player game?
That's kind of a smart way to screw people over - Not so smart to not be able to calculate your new Multiplayer DRM.
Thank goodness people have short memories - once this blow over and they have the kinks worked out they'll be able to lock your game to their multiplayer servers and make a bundle! Muahahahaha!