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On January 2011 RYG evaluated Dragon Age: Origins as part of an ongoing exercise to map out the PC Gaming and DRM landscape via. Project RYG 2.0. What we discovered with Bioware and EA at the time was that they gave Consumers a degree of power and ownership of their game. To know what was being installed/uninstalled on their PC, to have that power to transfer ownership of that game – to appreciate what Dragon Age was and to support who made them – that’s what made Dragon Age: Origins such a Consumer-Friendlier game.

This time, however, the potential that was there with Dragon Age: Origins was lost in Dragon Age 2. The root cause outwardly points to the DRMs implemented. Inwardly, however, it’s the lack of information and that lack of Consumer power and ownership held within Dragon Age 2


...Please note that the Disc Version of Dragon Age 2 was evaluated ONLY!
Oh... did EA forget to tell you about that?

DA2 just keeps getting better and better. I'm certain I can never trust EA or Bioware ever again. I'm not even thinking of buying DA2 @ $20... which it seems will happen sooner rather than later.
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can someone explain what this means? I dont get it..
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can someone explain what this means? I dont get it..
http://www.destructoid.com/ea-sneaks...-196185.phtml?

Pretty much that.

DA2 launch is a mess...
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can someone explain what this means? I dont get it..
Companies make games (or any other software) hard to steal --> thieves get mad /the end
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Companies make games (or any other software) hard to steal --> thieves get mad /the end
oh ok, i thought it had something to do with securom stealing your info or some privacy issue, etc
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Companies make games (or any other software) hard to steal --> thieves get mad /the end
No.

EA is violating a court order to disclose all instances of SecuROM in its games. EA is actually in the wrong here by not acknowledging it's presence in the EULA or anywhere else
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Interesting, so CD has SecuROM, Steam has Steam DRM, and everything else has a release date check that goes away after it verifies?

I'm glad I bought on Impulse.

EDIT: Incidentally, I thought the reason most of the origional flak for SecuROM was the install limit, this doesn't have that, so what makes this different from any other DRM with a one time validation?
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so securom is basically glorified malware? (from what i can gather reading about it)
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Yea ok, and the game was cracked by a non scene group day one.
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so securom is basically glorified malware? (from what i can gather reading about it)
Not really, but it uses rootkit-like techniques.
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