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To all the people butt hurt about allways online DRM's shame on your for buying the game in the first place. If you(the consumer's) allow a massive corporation to bend you over and shaft you in such a way they will continue to do so.

Be Vocal about game's released with an Always Online DRM. Go to social media outlet's (mfg's twitter or FB) and give them a piece of your mind. Company's do use these service's to keep closer tab's on how consumer's react to product's.

When they ask you to "tell them how your experience was" let them have it.

What ever you do, don't give them your money.

Logic.... Bah!
 
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To all the people butt hurt about allways online DRM's shame on your for buying the game in the first place. If you(the consumer's) allow a massive corporation to bend you over and shaft you in such a way they will continue to do so.

Be Vocal about game's released with an Always Online DRM. Go to social media outlet's (mfg's twitter or FB) and give them a piece of your mind. Company's do use these service's to keep closer tab's on how consumer's react to product's.

When they ask you to "tell them how your experience was" let them have it.

What ever you do, don't give them your money.

It was massive backlash over one of the Sims 2 expansions and the original Mass Effect that caused EA to temporarily scrap SecuROM. They have more invested in Origin, but if enough people cut into their bottom line, they will have no other recourse other than to change.

It's very easy to shift the blame onto a large, faceless entity, but as Khaotic says, all consumers who have a beef about EA's practices and then buy their products anyway have themselves to thank, as well.
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Logic.... Bah!

I know, right?!?
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I know, right?!?

It's like buying games before they've been released. What could possibly go wrong?! whistle.gif
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It's like buying games before they've been released. What could possibly go wrong?! whistle.gif

Like a bunch of lemming's I tell you..........
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To Zero,

Many have purchased Steam games and don't bother downloading them till they are ready to play which equates to not being backed up. Many don't have the kind of bandwidth that will support a 200+ game download at once, should they get notice that Steam is going offline.

I mean I installed Skyrim from a disk and Steam still took like 3+ hours to download patches/sync or who knows what it was doing to finally let me play. If Steam was not necessary in this equation I would have been playing already not waiting for Steam to let me play. Steam will also install stuff that you may not want installed. I forgot about the HD texture patch and did not want it, but Steam installed it anyway for instance. Many times new patches may also bork the games. That is why I disable automatic downloading, but some complain that even if they do this, Steam will still download the latest patch. Some here indicated that it took them two nights just to download BF3 off Origin, so now trying to download 200+ games before Steam goes bust will be unachievable for many.

All I said is it will be a juggling act to keep an extensive library backed up and not necessary if you had the non DRM CDs. I'd rather have a physical copy anyway.

Steam is a form of DRM.

Steam = Loss of Control. There is no other argument you can make here.

If you like DRM and don't mind losing control a bit at a time, by all means please keep on defending this industry wide anti consumer tactic.

I'd rather have strict control over my games, the manner in which I play them and what ultimately happens to them, wouldn't you?
 
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It's like buying games before they've been released. What could possibly go wrong?! whistle.gif

Like a bunch of lemming's I tell you..........

"Lemmings? What the hell is a lemming..." *runs off cliff with pack of sheep*

"Ohhh, those lemmings" *in mid-air*

*splatters onto pre-release DRM*
 
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I really wish the video game era would die already. Hopefully, retarded measures from publishers like DRM will help make that dream a reality.

The industry is just to messed up to control something like gaming on a world wide level. I feel dev's and publishers don't go into creating a game for ppl to play, but rather a product for ppl to continue to invest in with their wallets day after day, year after year. Gaming does not feel like a innocent hobby anymore.

I feel like I am accepting a terrible dis-justice to myself every time I turn on a video game or consider purchasing one. It feels dirty. And I am no longer going to support something that makes me feel that way. I also will not be herded into the next gen fiasco like some sheep without a clue. I know better this time. We all should.
 
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I've had this idea for a while but never expressed it in words that made sense, or so I believe as no-one was able to understand what I was saying or trying to imply..

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I really wish the video game era would die already. Hopefully, retarded measures from publishers like DRM will help make that dream a reality.

The industry is just to messed up to control something like gaming on a world wide level. I feel dev's and publishers don't go into creating a game for ppl to play, but rather a product for ppl to continue to invest in with their wallets day after day, year after year. Gaming does not feel like a innocent hobby anymore.

I feel like I am accepting a terrible dis-justice to myself every time I turn on a video game or consider purchasing one. It feels dirty. And I am no longer going to support something that makes me feel that way. I also will not be herded into the next gen fiasco like some sheep without a clue. I know better this time. We all should.
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We need to go back to the old way, like Starcraft, Age of Empire where we could host our own game servers.

 
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