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Cater to your customer or die.

Didn't I read somewhere that EA was not doing to well and had laid off people?

Anyway, who is so obsessed to be playing to that extent at every available moment of the day?

EA is just coming up with more excuses/defending their always online DRM.

I can understand online for a multiplayer game but otherwise leave us single player/second hand traders alone or you will suffer the consequences.
 
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Proof of me calling EA awesome or anything near it? Or are you maybe blowing things out of proportion tongue.gif
Funny enough, I just don't really like the mindless sheep herd mentality people have. It just so happens that EA/Valve/any thread to do with DRM has a vast abundance of people who will boycott yellow skittles if the right person tells them that yellow skittles make your counter strike skills decrease.
They'll all believe it and go around posting all over the internet about how yellow skittles reduce counter strike skills.
Just as a blogger can somehow assert that EA have had always online DRM (aka blatant lie, as if the internet could have let that slide without a trillion petitions) and they'll all start moaning about this imaginary DRM that was never even there for ten pages.
As I've said, my issue is less to do with the companies and more to do with the way people are so easily used and mislead by people who are ironically attempting to call other people untrustworthy and misleading. Even in the face of blatant lies, people are so easily influenced by the general concensus around them that they give up forming their own true opinions.
It's the equivalent of seeing people watch Fox News and then go "teabagging", eventually making themselves look like fools when interviewed about why they are actually there.
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Cater to your customer or die.
Didn't I read somewhere that EA was not doing to well and had laid off people?
Anyway, who is so obsessed to be playing to that extent at every available moment of the day?
EA is just coming up with more excuses/defending their always online DRM.
I can understand online for a multiplayer game but otherwise leave us single player/second hand traders alone or you will suffer the consequences.

Didn't take long for the perfect example to show up did it smile.gif
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It's a real shame that things like this even have to be explained to anyone.

There is a difference between a conversation and fanaticism.
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My decision to never buy an EA game again just keeps bearing fruit.
    
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In an age where people are starting to realize that you compete against piracy with convience and not DRM these guys are going backwards.

Well its not like I needed an excuse to stop buying anything from EA. I already refuse to use Origin.
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ehh, i could care less, everyone is pushing for some kind of online drm, so spewing crap is still spewing crap. might as well get over it and live with the times and there is nothing we can do about it, other than not buying there games.

There is this little website called GOG.com. They have been around for around 4 years, they have been growing the whole time, and they are awesome.

ALL games DRM free. ZERO DRM. Remember the days when you could just install your game? A lot of people here on the forum were not even alive back then!

When you buy a game form GOG.com you can download it as many times, on as many computers as you own. You can install it with no keys to input and keep track of, no discs, and no Internet connection.

They realize that the only way to compete with piracy is to offer a more convenient product, not a less convenient one.
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never buying an EA title again
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In an age where people are starting to realize that you compete against piracy with convience and not DRM these guys are going backwards.
Well its not like I needed an excuse to stop buying anything from EA. I already refuse to use Origin.
There is this little website called GOG.com. They have been around for around 4 years, they have been growing the whole time, and they are awesome.
ALL games DRM free. ZERO DRM. Remember the days when you could just install your game? A lot of people here on the forum were not even alive back then!
When you buy a game form GOG.com you can download it as many times, on as many computers as you own. You can install it with no keys to input and keep track of, no discs, and no Internet connection.
They realize that the only way to compete with piracy is to offer a more convenient product, not a less convenient one.

Could you possibly explain in what way this article leads you to believe EA are going backwards in terms of DRM?
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nicer advert to M$ EA

same low level standars companies of course
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Could you possibly explain in what way this article leads you to believe EA are going backwards in terms of DRM?

you love backing EA
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EA once again giving me reasons not to buy their games, this is just an excuse to justify Always on DRM, this "Universe" they say will most likely crap content to justify it. Don't get me wrong the Universe idea is quite good, the problem is EA and the way the way they do business is gonna distort this idea.
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