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May 11th, 2008, 15:00
Originally Posted by Acleacius View Post
Metamarketing scam, the nasty copy protection is in the game, they knew everyone would bitch (rightly so) giving them a ton of free press. They caved quickly with such crappy substitute floating the PR and so many have both it hook, line and sinker.

Copy protection in, check.
Free marketing campaign, take a few hits and save millions of dollars, check.
I agree with you - all clever marketing spin to get the copy protection scheme they wanted in the first place while still looking like the good guys. One of the oldest tricks in the book…. I doubt they ever wanted the 10 day re-activation, it's all about the limited installs - destroy resales of second hand games and you increase sales of brand new software. Software companies have wanted that for ages.

Still no sale here - anything with limited installs is an instant no.
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