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[shacknews] Spore, Mass Effect PC to Require Online Validation Every Ten Days to Func

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BioWare technical producer Derek French has said that the PC versions of both Mass Effect and Spore will make use of copy protection that will require online validation every ten days to continue working.

"After the first activation, SecuROM requires that [Mass Effect PC] re-check with the server within ten days (in case the CD Key has become public/warez'd and gets banned)," said French in a post on the BioWare forums.

If customers do not come online after ten days, the game will cease to function. "After 10 days a re-check is required before the game can run," added French.

The check is run when users activate the game's executable file, with the first re-check coming within "5 days remaining in the 10 day window."

According to French, Maxis' Spore will also make use of the same scheme: "[Electronic Arts] is ready for us and getting ready for Spore, which will use the same system."

French also noted that the online requirement will be clearly labeled on the games' packaging.
This is kinda sad that piracy has made companies go this far to protect their investment
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You need to post a quote of the article and a source link.
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i really doubt this is gonna do anything to pirates.
Im sure theres a way to disable this, just gonna be crappy for people that buy the game
    
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ugh im so dumb lol...it's fixed now
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as was pointed out in the mass effect forums, pirates will find a work-around. It will be the common joes who have to deal with this crap who are losing out.

I personally have major qualms with hooking up my gaming rig to the internet. I usually like to use a little el-cheapo PC (or the wife's ), and then DL what I need and bring it over via a flash drive after virus checking and such. This is going to be a major PITA for other stubborn people like me.

No one has gotten this French fellow to specify on exactly what ET is phoning home with, either. That's another point of contention.
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as was pointed out in the mass effect forums, pirates will find a work-around. It will be the common joes who have to deal with this crap who are losing out.
Exactly. It will probably cause less headache to crack the game after you purchase it tbh.
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This is completely ridiculous, all this is going to do is piss off consumers and encourage piracy, not stop it. Who want's to pay for broken software when they can get something better for "free."

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This is kinda sad that piracy has made companies go this far to protect their investment
Piracy has not made companies do anything. It is simply economics, if they price their product at more than the consumer is willing to pay then the consumer will not buy it, and because digital media can be duplicated for effectively nothing these consumers may resort to piracy. If a company believes that piracy is too great, the solution is to lower the price, not sell broken software. Selling broken software does not increase sales, in fact it decreases sales, therefore it is costing the company the investment of developing or licensing the technology, and in this case maintaining a license server, along with the cost of lost sales. Some people will still pirate regardless, because they do it just because they can. You might argue that the console market does not suffer from the prevalent piracy of PC games and they sell games for more so my argument is invalid. This is not true, the cost of a console is much less than the cost of a gaming PC and therefore the consumer can afford to pay more for games. Also, the PC gaming consumers and the console gaming consumers are very different. Remember the person who owns every console and a gaming PC is a very small minority of these two groups.
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Too bad I was really looking at these two games. I can say I will not get either one if this goes into affect. I find this more offensive than EA selling advertising in game. Pfft.
    
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I just don't understand why more OC.net'ers aren't pissed off. This game resets your "game count" when you upgrade hardware? Uh... uhm... if you grabbed a new mobo, cpu, and gpu in the span of a year, you might as well buy a new copy of your game. ***?
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I just don't understand why more Overclock.net'ers aren't pissed off. This game resets your "game count" when you upgrade hardware? Uh... uhm... if you grabbed a new mobo, cpu, and gpu in the span of a year, you might as well buy a new copy of your game. ***?
Yeah...that's what's really worrying me. I really want both of these games too..

And no way i'll pirate, that'll just make the problem worse and i don't believe in stealing someone's work like that...
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