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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Re: No Online DRM in Sim 3
Mar 28, 2009, 05:38
Rigs
 
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Re: No Online DRM in Sim 3 Mar 28, 2009, 05:38
Mar 28, 2009, 05:38
 Rigs
 
If publishers didn't care about potential lost sales, DRM wouldn't exist in the first place.

Yes, but do you honestly think that if 1000 or even 10,000 gamers boycotted theSims3 that EA would notice? Not a chance in hell, my friend. DRM (in a publushers mind, with all it stats and poll numbers, surveys and demographics) is used to combat mass piracy, not some John Doe Gamer that wants to make a copy so him and his friend can co-op. BitTorrent scares game publishers, much like the RIAA. And the music industry's answer to piracy is slowly beginning to take hold over here with micropayments and DLC. You want a song (legally), $.99. You want DLC, $5.00...
My point was that nowadays there is no way a single gamer or group of gamers are going to change the thinking of a big publisher like EA by just not buying a game. You're fooling only yourself and you're missing out on some good stuff while you're at it...

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