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June 3rd, 2013, 20:04
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
Always online DRM is a technique enforced by publishers to change gamers' mentality about games that the games are still property of the publisher and that the game's lifetime is short (max 5 or slightly more) and determined (controlled) by the publisher.

This way, the publisher can keep producing new (medicore) games that people will continue to buy and therefore increase their profit (no such thing as replayability or mods), save money by shutting down previous games' servers and the cycle continues.

This is a very deep and damaging strategy aimed at younger and future generations.
Couldn't have said it better. It's a paradigm shift and not a good one. I think however it is going to be successful if for no other reason than the socio-political momentum in the world right now is towards socialism and mainstream-everything frowns upon ownership of anything by anyone and begins this indoctrination at a very early age.

I'm an old fart. I like owning things. I like that I can go get my old cartridge of Adventure and plug it into my 34 year old Atari 2600 and play it if I want to. In 34 years, it's doubtful my two boys, who currently are in love with the new Sim City game, will be able to play that game 34 years from now - if for no other reason than for nostalgia. Always on-line is a short term fix for a long term problem.
If I'm right but there is no wife around to acknowledge it, am I still right?
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