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Tied to Origin, no buy.
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doh.gif You miss the whole point. Why let a company have access to you whole computer. You wouldn't let Joe Smo down the street have access to that data. And don't give me this crap of "Oh they won't do that" BS! When it's very obvious EA will do anything to make a dollar and to me that would include stealing it's customers data and selling it.

Yeah but the point being it doesn't HARM/effect you..

If they do(which you don't know 100% for sure) It's not like it will say

KuSH/111 levit road
Phone number
Mom and Dads name
SS number


The information that would be obtained would be anonymous.
(How do I know this... you never hear any HORROR stories that are true of anyone being negatively harmed)
Just a bunch of
"Privacy Preppers"
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*Sighs* I was really looking forward to this, but I'm not surprised by this really. Well I won't be getting this then.

How is Origin collecting info about users any different from what Google or Facebook or anything on the internet really. My problem with Origin is that it appears to be a redundant "service" that looks to be a shameless rip off of Steam aimed solely at getting maximum profits. EA and most big publishers are whores and there's no way around that, aside from not paying them rolleyes.gif.
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itt: usual suspects who were never going to buy the game in the first place now saying they aren't going to buy the game.

Even though Origin may be trying to steal my tax data, indoctrinate my girlfriend via The Sims and remote detonate my computer, somehow resulting in them receiving all my life savings, I guess I will still be getting this game.

You, know since I've been genuinely waitin for the next SimCity for about ten years.

I'm just radical and crazy like that.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 3/29/12 at 1:22am
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Or it could be for the fact that it really sounds like they are moving away from the core principles that every previous SC game has followed. You shouldn't be forced to be a part of the global community if you don't want to be.
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Or it could be for the fact that it really sounds like they are moving away from the core principles that every previous SC game has followed. You shouldn't be forced to be a part of the global community if you don't want to be.

There is single player in the game and the actual mechanics of the game are exciting simcity fanatics worldwide so it's nothing to do with that.
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Or it could be for the fact that it really sounds like they are moving away from the core principles that every previous SC game has followed. You shouldn't be forced to be a part of the global community if you don't want to be.

There is single player in the game and the actual mechanics of the game are exciting simcity fanatics worldwide so it's nothing to do with that.

And yet the single player REQUIRES you to be online. Makes total sense.... rolleyes.gif
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And yet the single player REQUIRES you to be online. Makes total sense.... rolleyes.gif

Same way I cant play my single player Steam games when I have no internet because I need to log into Steam first to go into offline mode ( rolleyes.gif which makes these "but what if I dont have internet? Go Steam!" comment even more idiotic).

The same way Anno 2070 single player required internet access. Had/have no problem playing that game either so I guess I'll be happy with SimCity too.

I guess I'm just radical like that.
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And yet the single player REQUIRES you to be online. Makes total sense.... rolleyes.gif

Same way I cant play my single player Steam games when I have no internet because I need to log into Steam first to go into offline mode ( rolleyes.gif which makes these "but what if I dont have internet? Go Steam!" comment even more idiotic).

The same way Anno 2070 single player required internet access. Had/have no problem playing that game either so I guess I'll be happy with SimCity too.

I guess I'm just radical like that.

Actually a lot of the Steam games can still be played offline. Depends on the game, but a lot of the time you can just open up the executable, and it'll just work. I copy / pasted my entire Steam folder to my HTPC, and I played a few games out of it without once even launching Steam.

THIS GAME, says that it requires an internet connection to even WORK in single player. People accepted it for Assassin's Creed 2, so EA figures its fine to do now since Ubisoft can do it. People accepted Origin for BF3, so EA now thinks its okay. See where this is going?

If people would vote with their wallet, we wouldn't be having this crap going on from EA.

Oh and your argument on "people wouldn't have bought it anyway, blah blah blah"...I would have HAPPILY bought BF3 had it not required Origin. I loved BC2 and I was looking forward to BF3. Origin killed that for me though, and now I'm quite happy I skipped it now. Same with this game, I loved the SimCity franchise. But so long as EA is going to butcher it with Origin, always on DRM, and probably DLC for the cost of the game later on....not going to even bother.
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Same way I cant play my single player Steam games when I have no internet because I need to log into Steam first to go into offline mode ( rolleyes.gif which makes these "but what if I dont have internet? Go Steam!" comment even more idiotic).
The same way Anno 2070 single player required internet access. Had/have no problem playing that game either so I guess I'll be happy with SimCity too.
I guess I'm just radical like that.

You only need to log in once, I can get onto Steams offline mode when not connected to the internet just fine.
    
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