...and a strong positive DRM-free could become permanent. Woot.
Well, I guess I'm pessimistic or suspicious. I bet they'll whine about how much the Sims 3 is pirated (even though they'll still make a ton of money) and use that as an excuse to fuck up the rest of their future releases.
It looks to me like they are "throwing a bone" to the people they make the most money from (Casual gamers that like The Sims), and removing the inconvenience of DRM, because they know the game WILL
sell good EVEN
if it's pirated. (Which it will be)
Whereas something like, say a new "System Shock 3" (A real game) would get SecureROM + Install limits + a DNA Sample + a Non-lubricated steel-studded dildo up the consumer's ass.
I hope I'm wrong, but we'll see.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!