|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » EA - Softening Stance on DRM?

Default EA - Softening Stance on DRM?

March 27th, 2009, 10:15
This one has a bit of a tenuous link to our purview but should be interesting to many readers. MTV Multiplayer reports EA has announced Sims 3 will only use a serial number for protection. The head of EA's Sims and Casual division Rod Humble wrote this in his blog:
The game will have disc-based copy protection there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed.
We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future.
As one of their flagship products, hopefully this approach will filter down.
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,968

Default 

March 27th, 2009, 10:15
I don't think it'll filter down much - it's an approach they can take with titles that are designed just to get in as many gamers hands as possible in order to sell further content.

I think other places are softening or changing their DRM though - Steam, GFW and Stardock have all announced things related to DRM recently.
kalniel is offline

kalniel

SasqWatch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,877

Default 

March 27th, 2009, 12:44
I hated the serial-number system in Sims.
I hated the serial-number system in Sims 2.
I will hate the serial-number system in Sims 3.

Reason: When you are going to install 5-10 expansions/expansionpackages, filling in serialnumbers get's old quickly.

Sims and Sims 2 are games that I made a "rip" of for personal use. A fresh installed version with all registry keys dumped in a file. A such version save hours when you must do a reinstallation.

Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. - John F Kennedy
An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind. - Mahatma Gandhi
The world is my country. To do good is my religion. My mind is my own church. This simple creed is all we need to enjoy peace on earth. - Thomas Paine
JemyM is offline

JemyM

JemyM's Avatar
Okay, now roll sanity.

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,028
Send a message via ICQ to JemyM Send a message via MSN to JemyM

Default 

March 27th, 2009, 13:17
Sims is boring.
Dez is offline

Dez

Dez's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,163

Default 

March 27th, 2009, 13:48
I have no problems using numbers, but I can understand it, I had to re-install a game recently several times because I thought it would fix a few glitches I had. (I think it didn't, by the way.)

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#5

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 16,002
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » EA - Softening Stance on DRM?
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:18.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch