Mass Effect - Previews @ GameSpy, IGN and Games Radar
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May 9th, 2008, 20:54
"About every 10 days or so, the game will recheck your activation online.The game can be activated about three times, but if you need more than that (let's say your hard drive keeps dying) you can call customer support."
*About 3 times*? Don't they know?
Um…what does that mean exactly? That you can only ever authorize the game (i.e install it) 3 time and then their authorization server locks you out, unless you phone an company based on another continent ? Or that it gives you 30 days to play it then you have to re-authorize it? Or…? seems a bit vague. Sorry, if this is a dumb question - I wasn't even aware there was going to be online activation. I'm keen to play this game, but I have an innate dislike of this kind of thing and if either of the two options i listed above is correct (I hope not), that dislike might be strong enough for me to pass this game over. Piracy is not unique to Bioware - but no other game i have bought to date (including recent games) requires this.
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