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As with all new anti piracy measures; this stops nothing.

Punish the legit users, and let the pirates have an even easier exprience.

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What do you mean? I'd bet pretty much everyone who has a PC that can play new games has a broadband connection that is always on now.
Perhaps in the states, but that isn't the case everywhere.
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I am waiting for when they start making it so single player is completely unplayable offline for all games
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If someone buys a game they should be able to play it whenever, however, and on whatever machine they want. Simple as that. They're not doing you a favor by making games. Don't forget that they're the ones that should be catering to you, not the other way around. You have nothing to gain by defending large companies trying to make money for doing nothing and turning our hobby into an inconvenience.
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As with all new anti piracy measures; this stops nothing.

Punish the legit users, and let the pirates have an even easier exprience.



Perhaps in the states, but that isn't the case everywhere.
It's actually not as bad as you would think. Africa is the only region that doesn't have a decent penetration yet. http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
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I've been offline all day due to net issues was yesterday as well, played Chronicles of Riddick and modded my case during the down time...I bought the game, give me the game or I'll simply acquire it by other means that don't involve me being screwed when my net is down.
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What I see some of the raging above as:

Ugh, we have to pay for our games like everyone else now? F that.
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What I see some of the raging above as:

Ugh, we have to pay for our games like everyone else now? F that.
Uhm no, do you think any amount of DRM will stop games from being cracked? All it does is get in the way of people who want to be able to play their games when they're not connected to the internet or buy used games.
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It's actually not as bad as you would think. Africa is the only region that doesn't have a decent penetration yet. http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
I take it you didn't see my location

Was surprised to see 58.3 % of Europe, so for everyone else it's too bad?

Doesn't bother me as I have always on internet, I just think it's a crappy approach games are taking for people who don't.
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I take it you didn't see my location

Was surprised to see 58.3 % of Europe, so for everyone else it's too bad?

Doesn't bother me as I have always on internet, I just think it's a ****ty approach games are taking for people who don't.
I won't speak for the internet situation in South Africa as I don't know, but in most places generally if you can afford the PC that will be playing a new game, you can afford, and already have, at least a cheap DSL line.

Even a 512KB/s Satellite connection will get you in business with this current model at least, so most people honestly don't have anything to complain about.
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What I see some of the raging above as:

Ugh, we have to pay for our games like everyone else now? F that.
I think at this rate, it really isn't about piracy anymore. This is about companies that want to gain as much money from people who want to play a game.

The ideal goal here is this: To every person who wants to play a particular game, there should be a copy of the game to that person. If that person gets bored with the game, let's say, and sells it to someone else, then the company loses money. Generally, the game companies don't want to lose the 1:1 ratio of gamer to game.
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