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In other news, bf3blog has posted up some quotes from DICE’s Karl Magnus-Troedsson about his thoughts on DRM. Here's the article (all quoted)

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DICE: Battlefield is unaffected by piracy, DRM isn’t the solution
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On September 13th, 2011

Piracy is still a huge problem for PC gaming, where, in some markets, the piracy rates are upwards of 90%. In a recent interview with GameSpot, DICE’s Karl Magnus-Troedsson said that piracy didn’t affect the Battlefield series because the games require an online connection and account, but that doesn’t mean the studio has no experience with piracy. Troedsson said:

“So far, Battlefield has been unaffected by it because we have a multiplayer online game where you need to be logged in, so we haven’t had any huge problems with it. We’ve had other titles that have been hit hard by it, so piracy is still a problem.”

However, when it comes to a solution for piracy, DICE and Troedsson aren’t big believers in the DRM solutions that some publishers have used, publishers like Ubisoft which require PCs to have a constant connection to a DRM server.

“I’m not advocating draconian DRM solutions. I don’t believe that’s the best way to do it. I’d rather have people buy our games, direct to consumer through different e-tailer solutions.”

Piracy has driven many PC-only developers, like DICE, to create their games for consoles as well, as a way of justifying the high cost of game development where games tend to cost upwards of $20 million to develop. Unless it’s an MMO, it’s very hard for a PC-only game with that kind of budget to return the investment if 90% of players pirate the game.
http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/dice-batt...-the-solution/
Edited by glycerin256 - 9/14/11 at 9:22am
 
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That dude with the wife had a funny story. Someone tell him about the beta before the release. Since, you guys already told him to straighten out his priorities haha.

My friends and I played the beta of BC2 more (say per week, not in total) than we did when it came out.
    
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I like how DICE are talking about the DRM.

The fact that BFBC2 didn't ask you to insert the DISC if you had a retail copy (Unless you actually chose to activate it via the DVD).

Other companies should learn from them, making a tough DRM will not help them prevent piracy, but annoy their real customers.
    
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I like how DICE are talking about the DRM.

The fact that BFBC2 didn't ask you to insert the DISC if you had a retail copy (Unless you actually chose to activate it via the DVD).

Other companies should learn from them, making a tough DRM will not help them prevent piracy, but annoy their real customers.
^This. And for the most part people are buying games like BF3 for Multiplayer. Id imagine some of their games get cracked but you are restricted to Single Player.
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Old! Also the website is still down : /

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/
sweet link, got that bookmarked now!
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
I like how DICE are talking about the DRM.

The fact that BFBC2 didn't ask you to insert the DISC if you had a retail copy (Unless you actually chose to activate it via the DVD).

Other companies should learn from them, making a tough DRM will not help them prevent piracy, but annoy their real customers.
Yeah even BF2 after patch 1.5 no longer requires a disc in the drive. It's sweet
All it asked for was a CD-Key during install and you can play all the single player you want without ever going online...

Of course the AI was trash and it wasn't any fun without wake island or 64 player maps
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Of course the AI was trash and it wasn't any fun without wake island or 64 player maps
Unless you used Mods like AIX 2.0
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Yeah even BF2 after patch 1.5 no longer requires a disc in the drive. It's sweet
All it asked for was a CD-Key during install and you can play all the single player you want without ever going online...

Of course the AI was trash and it wasn't any fun without wake island or 64 player maps
It also gives you the booster packs for free... I was on the phone with EA for like 20-30mins trying to get my old booster packs to work with BF2, then they gave me a couple bad codes for BF2 complete collection... Not once did they mention that 1.5 already installs the booster packs!

I'm still on the fence about where I want to get BF3 from, I see all these CD Key stores that are offering it for like $30 bucks for the regular and around 40 for limited addition! but you wont get the key until the release date, or a day after (one site did say you can get it a couple days before release). I still think my best bet is Origin.
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I still think my best bet is Gamestop/Amazon/Newegg/Origin.
Fixed

ps: BF3 $48 w/ Promo Code EMCKAJG96 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832130284
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One day until the 16th . We can drool over another awesome trailer and it is a possible beta date.
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