No Online DRM in Sim 3

The Sims 3 Website has word the controversial online features of the SecuROM digital rights management system will not be used for the upcoming release of The Sims 3, saying the lifestyle simulation sequel will instead use a serial key-based system with no online authentication. According to EA's humble Rod Humble: "We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future." Eurogamer asked if this was a trend for other future games and were told by an EA spokesperson: "We are just looking at this solution for The Sims 3 at the moment."
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Mar 27, 2009, 23:06
Rigs
 
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Re: No Online DRM in Sim 3 Mar 27, 2009, 23:06
Mar 27, 2009, 23:06
 Rigs
 
(A real game) would get SecureROM + Install limits + a DNA Sample + a Non-lubricated steel-studded dildo up the consumer's ass.

Dude, you coulda stopped at the DNA sample...really...

Anyway, I don't see what the hell the big deal is. I don't punish myself by boycotting games because the company behind it might make business decisions I don't agree with (And having DRM or not is really just a business decision). As if I matter enough for them to even notice. Please. No GTA4, FarCry2, Fallout3 because of SecuRom or install limits, etc? Whatever. I just follow the instructions like a good little sheep and get to enjoy the fruits of it. Granted when it intereferes with running the game, yes then it's a problem...
I'm a major X addict. I've played all of them and have been following the series since it was just a measly tech demo in 1997. When X3 came out with StarForce attached, I was concerned only in the fact that it might not run well because of it. Thankfully, I had no problems. Which kinda leads to my next point. If you know your system and keep it in top shape with updated drivers and hardware, then you should not have as many or any problems. (Put the pitchfork and torch down, I'm not blaming the gamer for DRM's screw ups, though stupid mistakes and not reading the instructions do count for a number of problems) I have all the latest games installed on my system and all run just fine. The only one to cause a problem, for me personally, was GTA4 with it's WS10 error. After the second patch, the problem disappeared. Also, a while after release, Egosoft put out a patch to remove the Starforce on X3...

I just can't understand why someone would purposely punish themselves by boycotting a game. The publishers don't care! So you're missing out for nothing gained...

=-Rigs-=

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