Crysis Warhead In Stores - Limited Installs & Online Authentication

As announced Tuesday (story), Crysis Warhead should be hitting store shelves today, and as announced yesterday (story), Crytek's first-person shooter sequel is also now available via Steam. On a related note, GameXtract has a screenshot of the EULA that indicates Crysis Warhead allows a limited number of installations, a controversial feature of other recent EA releases (thanks N4G.com). Confirmation of this can be found in an article on the game on PCGH offering hardware benchmarks and other details about the game. Among those details is a confirmation of this DRM feature, saying the game can be activated up to three times. The EULA in the screenshot on GameXtract actually says "The first end user of this License can install and authenticate CRYSIS WARHEAD on a set number of machines." The implication there seems to be this license is non-transferrable. That screenshot also says "CRYTEK reserves the right to periodically validate Your License through subsequent online authentication."
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Perhaps more disturbing, that screenshot also says "CRYTEK reserves the right to periodically validate Your License through subsequent online authentication."

Oh please...Steam has been doing this on every Valve game for years. The limited installs thing is insane, but them checking in on the authentication every so often when you happen to be online is no big deal. Get over your Orwellian fantasies.

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It just seems to be one big giant "fuck you" after another coming from this company towards PC gamers. They are like the anti-stardock.

Not buying this game, plenty of other shit coming out right now to play.

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Well as far as Im concerned, since the burn Ive had with Crysis, Crytek can go fuck itself with this rehash.

I have a nifty blue line!
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