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38. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 13:14 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 11:31:
People do, however, need to realize that complaining about it on a forum while at the same time buying the DRM in question serves no purpose whatsoever. Hello, everyone who bought Diablo 3! (and SimCity!)

Amen, brother!

NewMaxx wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 12:40:
It's clear from the way the Internet is evolving (IPv6, more mobile devices, cloud computing, geolocation load balancing, etc.) that things like Nvidia's Grid and online games like this and Diablo 3 will rapidly become the norm. Even the way Gabe Newell talks about an online ecosystem and his Big Picture/SteamBox seem to orient in this direction, with an emphasis on streaming. You can quite clearly see that SimCity is partway to that end, as is Diablo 3, etc.

Really?
You may be right as far as traditional game publishers go... but then there has been competition that will save us old-school gamers... Crowd Funded:

Example of selecting more games than I bought from AAA publishers in the last 2 years:

Backed:
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Double Fine Adventure
Wasteland 2
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Shroud of the Avatar
Star Citizen

Will Purchase After Release:
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Project Eternity

Possible Purchases:
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Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox
Dreamfall Chapters
Moebius
Resonance
Liesure Suit Larry
Quest for Infamy
Party of Sin
Godus
Strike Suit Zero
Starlight Inception
Carmegeddon: The Reincarnation
Text Murphy Project Fedora
Asylum
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

ALL of them can be played offline.
NONE of them have DRM
As Torment and Shroud of the Avatar have shown... there are more to come.

So, Fuck EA and their bullshit. I can easily game without them.
 
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