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EA relents on cumbersome DRM for new PC games

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| Word came out yesterday that Spore (from Sims-meister Will Wright) and the PC
| version of Xbox 360 hit Mass Effect would implement a new version of the
| Securom DRM middleware, which not only requires you to keep a game's DVD in
| the drive to play it, but would need to perform an authenticity check every
| 10 days, which would have required your computer to be online during that
| time.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-994...=2547-1_3-0-20

All gamers (customers) are assumed to be 'criminals' and given things that mess
with security and possibly render the PC unbootable. It happens all the time.


Recent:

Mass Effect DRM goes too far

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| PC GAMERS WHO have had their fill of online activation headaches with Windows
| will be pretty miffed to hear the latest anti-piracy scheme being dreamed up
| by top games publishers. *
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| In a post on Bioware's forums, producer Derek French has confirmed that two
| of the biggest PC titles of the year - Will Wright's Spore and the Xbox 360
| conversion of Mass Effect - will require ongoing, rolling 10-day activation
| over the internet. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...award-worst-pc
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