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[BioWare] Mass Effect PC port DRM scheme worse than BioShock

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Know how people talk about history repeating itself, but you still see zidiots running around committing the exact same mistakes as everybody else? Apparently, in EA and BioWare’s case, that’s more than hitting the bull’s eye. In what seems to be a serious case of having gone Rip Van Winkle during the Bioshock / SecuROM SNAFU, Derek French, the Technical Producer at BioWare for Mass Effect (PC) has the beginnings of a fine mess on his hands, especially after announcing a copy protection system that makes the Bioshock activation mess (or StarForce even) seem tame by comparison.
http://theangrypixel.com/blog/2008/0...cd-protection/

I just pasted the first paragraph, it's a tad big.

I remember saying 'I'm definitely buying this'. I thought these console developers had gotten a clue, and were doing a good PC port. Now.. Not so sure at all. Guys, if I want spyware, rootkits and annoying software, I'll just switch off all my protection programs and visit Russian hacker sites. I'm not looking to buy idiocy in a box.

Developers whine about PC gaming dying and people pirating their games - well, you're doing fine killing it off yourself. People pirate your games because buying and playing the legitimate copy is actually more complicated and annoying than keeping up with copyright protection schemes and cd keys.
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well, there is another game i'm not going to be playing. I was really looking forward to this one too
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


*takes deep breath* No thank you... Great looking game I wanted to try but now I will be hunting down every copy of it in town and throwing it in the trash
    
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that sucks this was a great a game too. Luckily i played it on console cause i didnt think it would come to pc.
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looks like another disaster approaching, will they never learn...
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All my hopes and dreams have gone down the...
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Peace, Mass Effect!
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I was interested.... as I was interested in BioShock....
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What if you purchase it through Steam?
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Steam games have the same authentication method as other steam games so I dont think this has any affect.

As for mass effect. Whatever... Thats pretty nazi-ish of them.
    
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