Neoseeker : News : EA will offer free PC game to SimCity owners as an apology for a terrible launch
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Crafter Mar 10, 13
Remember folks, crippling, poorly masked, always-on DRM is the way of the future!
They did this for the benefit of the game, for YOU!
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duakerja Mar 11, 13
thank for share bro
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starfighter Mar 11, 13
here is some fun

Over 58,000 signatures have been added to a Change.org petition calling for the removal of DRM from SimCity. “Remove ‘Always Online’ DRM from SimCity and future games,” is the movement’s simple request, along with a comment about how “millions” of players expect single-player games to work when they want them to work. I’m not sure how efficacious the petition will be in this era of connected, social-heavy games and Maxis has said it’s “definitely looking into” the possibility of an offline mode.


Always Online DRM it only really hurts the legit users look at diablo 3 and W.O.W you can still play them if your not
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Yick Mar 11, 13
I did sign the petition when it was going around on Twitter. I also found it funny when the creator said "millions of players" and only about 17,000 people at the time had signed it.

This won't change anything, but it's a nice reminder of the number of really pissed off people there were when the shit cloud was at its thickest.
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harhis23 Mar 11, 13
Well, at least, they were quick to admit problems originated from their side. I'm not really interested with the free PC game, all I want is for problems to be totally gone. haven't been able to play on for 2 days. It's working now but there are times when I still couldn't log into the server.
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The Slayer Mar 11, 13
I'm a fan of sim-city, but I wont even think about getting this game until they (or someone) removes that always-on DRM.
Staff
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Redemption Mar 11, 13
I'm not weighing in on the always on DRM issue in this particular post, but I think EA admitting the mistake and offering to make good with a free game offer is a classy move and not necessarily something they had to do. I've been through a few poor launches and never got any offer from the companies involved - I do hope rather than an older title they offer a selection of titles or the option of a flat out Gift Cert on the Origin store.
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Raijin1999 Mar 12, 13
Don't play the game. Should not support always online DRM, especially for a game that has no business being always online and started out as a solo experience. You can imagine this is being looked at as a test bed for The Sims as well.

Burn the sucker down.
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