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post #1 of 78
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Wow EA is really screwing over the PC gamers with this game. First they don’t release a demo on the PC, now it seems that in order to play this game, gamers must have a constant internet connection. This means that even if you lose the connection for a few seconds, you’ll be kicked out of the game.
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Boooooo! Not buying.
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I think id blame epic more on this idea then EA. We all know how epic feels about pc gamers.
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I think id blame epic more on this idea then EA. We all know how epic feels about pc gamers.
They've turned on us, i'm afraid, considering Unreal is/was and will be a PC game. No more Epic products for me.
    
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You can go through any of my posts on DRM and find me pretty easy going about it. This is the only kind I will not stand for as it is absolutely unnecessary.

"Oh Waiter?"
"Yes sir?"
"I think I will take the Brink over the Bulletstorm today."
"Fine decision sir, *whispers* I think Cliffy B was the cook today for the Bulletstorm anyway. Not our finest chef if I do say so sir."
    
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Actually, it seems the retail version will not require a constant connection, only the digital version.

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ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED TO AUTHENTICATE AND TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES AND/OR SERVICES. ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES AND/OR SERVICES ALSO REQUIRES A WINDOWS LIVE ID AND ACCOUNT, REGISTRATION WITH SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE
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PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES AND/OR SERVICES REQUIRES A WINDOWS LIVE ID AND ACCOUNT, REGISTRATION WITH SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE
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People can fly, really guys. What have you become! i am ashamed! Ashamed! time to throw away my painkiller disks...
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Didn't they learn anything from Ubisoft? Even Ubi eventually cracked and got rid of the active internet connection part of their DRM.
    
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post #9 of 78
Well any thought of buying it goes away with that. No problem since there is a heavy stream of interesting games coming out.
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Didn't buy Assassin's Creed 2, and if they think I'm going to buy a brand new game of a new series, a single player game and mandate that I be logged in constantly on their servers, they are out of their minds.

The reason I'm upset here though isn't because this is a game I wanted to buy, it's because it's EA. They were a company that had regained my trust after buying Bad Company 2, which had in my opinion, minimal DRM. And it sold very well. If this was EA's decision, they have lost my respect.

I really hope this will sell poorly, teaching them a lesson. Sad part is, if this turned out to be a good game, I probably would have ended up buying it. But now it's not a question anymore of whether I'm buying it or not, I'm not. And I don't think anyone else should until they release a patch for the game removing this atrocity.
Edited by Shrimp - 1/30/11 at 10:17am
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