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I'll 1 up you. Can you find a game that is on origin that has 3rd party drm?

I really wish this wasn't so easy.

Sims 3, base game, page link here.

In the "digital download" fine print section:
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THE SIMS 3 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PRODUCT USES SECUROM DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SECUROM, VISIT http://faq.securom.com/.

No idea if it's active, or if EA patched it out -- they allegedly patched SecuROM out of Spore, but Spore's Origin page still mentions SecuROM, so who knows.
    
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never mind. drm on top of drm on top of drm is here to stay.

but I do welcome origin and any other digital distribution system.
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The thing I hate about steam is that they started to allow pubs to throw in 3rd party drm and all that crap.
Steam was supposed to be the drm, but they caved in.
EA has been on a pc friendly tear lately.
I agree that Steam shouldn't be housing games with DRM in them, but there's at least one case where the reverse happened; where Steam has a game with no DRM that exists elsewhere with DRM, and that's with The Sims 3.

Digital versions of The Sims 3 originally had Securom (not though that physical versions had none; well, aside from a disk check), BUT[u/]... you can deauthorize it and get the credit back right from the launcher, so it's honestly not a major deal in my opinion.

The Sims 3 on Steam, however, has no DRM. This might be due to the fact that the "updates" tab on the launcher is missing in the Steam version, as Steam handles updates themselves, and that's the tab where the option to deuathorize it usually is, or maybe it's because of the Steam version came later (not sure if it was patched out the other versions' I haven't used a non_Steam version since it came to Steam), but for whatever reason(s), Steam's version has no DRM while the other digital versions do.
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Can you find an example of a game sold on both Steam and Origin, where the Steam version has more DRM than the Origin version? I don't mean to be combative; I'm honestly curious to see whether EA has managed to talk other publishers out of using 3rd-party DRM. That would be a big win for Origin.
It only has less DRM in that Origin itself isn't DRM (you pretty much don't need it after install for any game except BF3 and the upcoming ME3). But if the game has 3rd party DRM already then it's still going to have that.
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It only has less DRM in that Origin itself isn't DRM (you pretty much don't need it after install for any game except BF3 and the upcoming ME3). But if the game has 3rd party DRM already then it's still going to have that.
I bought the Rise of the Witch-king back in 2008 or 2009 (it was still EA Download Manager then). Even after it became Origin, I never needed it running, nor did it run on start. It still doesn't (I don't think), but I noticed something when I upgraded my PC and resintalled Windows and everything. Origin itself did an "authentication" of some sort when I first went to launch the game (I never recall seeing it do this before but I could be mistaken). I have no idea what it was or why, but it's worth mentioning since you say that. I'm not sure if limited activations are being added now or what. Let's hope not.
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