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I just don't get why people are so turned off by this.
After your hardware changes significantly it disables the game.

This isn't an OS, but just a game How can you not get annoyed by that
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I hope it goes through steam..... I reinstall windows once a month, so the 3 activation limit would screw me over.
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I just don't get why people are so turned off by this.
I usually love reading your well thought out posts (that might look a bit sarcastic but it's not....) but how can you not understand the implications of this?
Not being able to play a single player game you bought due to your internet being down is simply ridiculous, also did you read the response from the EA guy??? Game dev's make millions from us consumers, they absolutely do not have the right to just treat us like dirt.
    
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After your hardware changes significantly it disables the game.

This isn't an OS, but just a game How can you not get annoyed by that
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I usually love reading your well thought out posts (that might look a bit sarcastic but it's not....) but how can you not understand the implications of this?
Not being able to play a single player game you bought due to your internet being down is simply ridiculous, also did you read the response from the EA guy??? Game dev's make millions from us consumers, they absolutely do not have the right to just treat us like dirt.
I guess partly because I just dont believe it. Those claims are so outrageous it just doesnt make sense.

The whole deal with Bioshock was completely blown out of proportion in my opinion. I guess until it affects me directly, I won't think otherwise.
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I usually love reading your well thought out posts (that might look a bit sarcastic but it's not....) but how can you not understand the implications of this?
Not being able to play a single player game you bought due to your internet being down is simply ridiculous, also did you read the response from the EA guy??? Game dev's make millions from us consumers, they absolutely do not have the right to just treat us like dirt.
If your internet's down, you can't play CS:S, WoW, CoD4 MP, anything Battle.net, ect,ect. I guess Valve, Blizzard, and IW are all treating us like dirt too, right?

I'm having a hard time understanding the vitriol as well. There is most likely going to be a "de-license" app like bioshock has for system reinstalls, so that point is moot.

There's a lot of high-minded talk everywhere about having to "support PC gaming" and "don't pirate" but when the you're called on to do just that, and tolerate a small, (at worst) mild inconvenience to do so, everyone throws a fit.
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I guess partly because I just dont believe it. Those claims are so outrageous it just doesnt make sense.

The whole deal with Bioshock was completely blown out of proportion in my opinion. I guess until it affects me directly, I won't think otherwise.
Ah if you don't believe the claims that's fair enough, I'm not really sure what the bioshock issue was, I think there was like a 5 install limit or something per cd key? If that is the case then I think that the issue probably was blown out of proportion however if that's what it takes for developers to sort out an issue which shouldn't exist in the first place then so be it really...
    
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Ah if you don't believe the claims that's fair enough, I'm not really sure what the bioshock issue was, I think there was like a 5 install limit or something per cd key? If that is the case then I think that the issue probably was blown out of proportion however if that's what it takes for developers to sort out an issue which shouldn't exist in the first place then so be it really...
Bear in mind too, that this is just speculation right? It could all be nonsense, or all be true, I don't know.

If developers start becoming nazis about this stuff where a hardware change renders a game key invalid like an OS, then there's a serious problem. But I just can't imagine that ever happening.
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If your internet's down, you can't play CS:S, WoW, CoD4 MP, anything Battle.net, ect,ect. I guess Valve, Blizzard, and IW are all treating us like dirt too, right?
Of course not, those are online games which require an internet connection to play, if your internet isn't working then that's your problem obviously, mass effect is a single player game, why would the status of your internet connection effect whether you can play or not? A one time internet activation would be perfectly fine, however once every 10 days is simply ludacris.
    
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Bear in mind too, that this is just speculation right? It could all be nonsense, or all be true, I don't know.

If developers start becoming nazis about this stuff where a hardware change renders a game key invalid like an OS, then there's a serious problem. But I just can't imagine that ever happening.
Haha yeah, when you read something like this in the news section you kinda forget that it is all speculation!
Fair point also, if that kind of protection did start appearing in games then yes I agree there is a very serious problem but yeah like your saying, I guess it is very unlikely that that would happen, I'd be very scared of the backlash from the community if I were to impose such copy protections though.
    
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Of course not, those are online games which require an internet connection to play, if your internet isn't working then that's your problem obviously, mass effect is a single player game, why would the status of your internet connection effect whether you can play or not? A one time internet activation would be perfectly fine, however once every 10 days is simply ludacris.
Exactly, and those games are far more difficult to crack into. That's the point. But it's somehow perfectly legitimate for all those apps check your license when you log in, and not BioWare?

Your anger is fine, but please be consistent about it.
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