1. Post #1
    Untouch's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,731 Posts
    http://www.gamingbus.com/2012/04/23/...ne-drm-policy/
    Electronic Arts’ policy of requiring its users to always be online when playing their games is going to continue but with a twist, confirmed Keith Ramsdale, the general manager of EA Northern Europe.

    This new version of the always online requirement will feature the implementation of “online universes,” where the games players purchase will exist on the servers rather than on one’s computer.
    why EA
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  2. Post #2
    TheSporeGA's Avatar
    January 2010
    5,139 Posts
    Well that would be a good idea, if you had the option of both so if your internet is down you would still have the shit on your computer.

    But then again it's EA.
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  3. Post #3
    Stolt Svensk
    KillerTele's Avatar
    June 2008
    9,091 Posts
    It's like EA want to be hated.
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  4. Post #4
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    JeanLuc761's Avatar
    March 2010
    8,066 Posts
    Just one more step towards ensuring you don't actually own the game that you bought. The optimistic part of me doesn't think this has a snowball's chance in hell at working but I've been surprised before.
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  5. Post #5
    Resident Raccoon
    kaze4159's Avatar
    January 2008
    9,151 Posts
    Another DRM scheme, another fun challenge for pirates
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  6. Post #6
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    Memobot's Avatar
    July 2006
    4,613 Posts
    In practise this sounds like a good idea to them, but how exactly will this work when they keep shutting down servers of games that are just a few years old? Where are they suddenly getting this extra capacity from?
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  7. Post #7
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,056 Posts
    In practise this sounds like a good idea to them, but how exactly will this work when they keep shutting down servers of games that are just a few years old? Where are they suddenly getting this extra capacity from?
    "Who plays those old shitty games anyway? We have a brand new product, buy it you idiots!"
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  9. Post #9
    GOD FUCKING DAMNIT
    KILLTHIS's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,408 Posts
    Oh, my internet's not working. Guess I play ME3 Singleplayer then.



    FFFUUU-
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  10. Post #10
    I HAVE SEVERE AUTISM AND IM FRIENDS WITH BRONYS
    SoUl_ReApEr2's Avatar
    April 2006
    2,778 Posts
    I guess when they implement that is time when I stop buying EA games.
    Yeah because everyone's already stopped buying games with shitty drm.. oh wait. they haven't.
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  11. Post #11
    Golden Egg
    3noneTwo's Avatar
    June 2010
    846 Posts
    EA, you are brilliantly daft.
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  12. Post #12
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    January 2007
    1,335 Posts
    ... where the games players purchase will exist on the servers rather than on one’s computer..
    As in nothing is installed on your PC and you stream the game from a server?
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  13. Post #13
    Nobaddy's Avatar
    July 2011
    283 Posts
    If not only EA; but all video game companies has been more like CD Projekt with DRM, the world would be a better place.

    At least the gaming part of the world.
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  14. Post #14
    As seen on TV
    matty928's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,023 Posts
    you know.......man..........like...FUCK!
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  15. Post #15
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    September 2005
    2,441 Posts
    Guys, the bottom of the article says that the bit about Onlive style streaming isn't true.


    EDIT – 4/24/2012: An earlier version of this article stated that Electronic Arts would have the games stored on their servers, instead of just elements. This is not accurate. We apologize for this inaccuracy. – CEB


    In other news, you should hear Gabe Newell's response when asked if he thinks Origin is doing anything particularly well right now. It starts like this: "uh.......................................uh...... ........................"
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  16. Post #16
    Yeah because everyone's already stopped buying games with shitty drm.. oh wait. they haven't.
    Everyone? Who's talking about everyone? Couldn't give a shit about what others do or buy.
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  17. Post #17
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    August 2006
    6,970 Posts
    "I just can't understand why we got voted worst company in America!"
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  18. Post #18
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
    7,289 Posts
    drm drm drm drm drm drm drm

    no man we dont need to make good games we need to make sure people cant pirate our shitty ones
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  19. Post #19
    Unsmart's Avatar
    August 2008
    242 Posts
    I didn't buy expensive hardware to STREAM games. They can go fuck themselves. Ill never buy a stream only game, but rather better hardware.
    I bet it will be streamed at 30FPS min quality.
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  20. Post #20
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    February 2006
    984 Posts
    So let´s see:

    -Having a high-end hardware configuration is useless.
    -No mods/maps/tweaks for games.
    -They'll probably stop serving for a game after 2 years more or less because this is what usually happens.

    On the bright side, they'll probably make games cheaper because of all of this......lol just kidding, it will still be expensive as fuck.
    It seems the only one getting it right is Gabe regarding the issue of pirating.
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  22. Post #22
    Desuh's Avatar
    November 2011
    10,659 Posts
    Just one more step towards ensuring you don't actually own the game that you bought. The optimistic part of me doesn't think this has a snowball's chance in hell at working but I've been surprised before.
    You never really owned the games you bought. You only bought a license to play them.

    But I agree this is awful. Even though almost everybody has internet access right now there are still times when you don't have it. If I got it right it will also prevent modding. Something that actually helps a game be alive.

  23. Post #23
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    Trumple's Avatar
    September 2009
    6,268 Posts
    Everyone? Who's talking about everyone? Couldn't give a shit about what others do or buy.
    Well you kind of should because if everyone stopped buying Steam games, for some reason, I doubt you'd be enjoying steam much longer
    Same idea here, if people stopped buying games with stupid DRM then perhaps EA would..you know...stop putting stupid DRM on games?
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  24. Post #24
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    13,241 Posts
    I hope he's just stating it badly. Because it sounds retarded as fuck. How backwards can you be lol.
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  25. Post #25
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    June 2009
    839 Posts
    This is some more relevant parts of the article.

    Ramsdale explained the new vision for EA’s always online policy.

    "Imagine a player gets up in the morning, plays an online match on his 360 before going to work. On the bus, on his way to work, he practices his free kicks on his tablet. At lunch he looks at the transfer window on his PC. On the way home he chooses his kit on his smartphone.

    Here’s the thing: when he gets home to play again on his 360 that evening, all those achievements and upgrades will be alive in his game. We’re very focused on transforming all of our brands into these online universes. That gives the consumer full control of how and when they play in a rich world of content.

    The new policy will be extended to all of EA’s franchises, including FIFA, Battlefield, Medal of Honor, The Sims, Need for Speed, and Star Wars games, among others."

    Ramsdale did not give a timeframe for this policy change.
    EDIT – 4/24/2012: An earlier version of this article stated that Electronic Arts would have the games stored on their servers, instead of just elements. This is not accurate. We apologize for this inaccuracy. – CEB

  26. Post #26
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    June 2007
    596 Posts
    Oh good, because pirates won't possibly get around this.
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  27. Post #27
    my portfolio
    Dennab
    April 2012
    1,392 Posts
    It's like EA just wants to lose money. Pirates will clearly get a much better experience, so why bother buying?
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  28. Post #28
    I JERK MY COCK UNTIL IT'S SORE TO MLP RULE 34
    nomad1's Avatar
    July 2010
    3,884 Posts
    So wait? can i look forward to Crysis3 or should i forget its going to exist?

    Cause i like my games i buy to be on my hard drive.

  29. Post #29
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    wraithcat's Avatar
    December 2007
    13,056 Posts
    I'd like to point out this is already pretty much the situation with Diablo 3 from blizzard.

    While the graphical powerhouse processing runs on the client PC stuff that's needed to actually run the game (enemy AI and a slew of other things) are run server side.
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  30. Post #30
    zombojoe's Avatar
    March 2010
    7,606 Posts
    I'd also like to point out the always online DRM for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 is BLOODY AWFUL.
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  31. Post #31
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Go on EA, do it. I would love to see the video games market crash again.
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  32. Post #32
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,915 Posts
    My Internet Usage Bandwidth Cap says otherwise
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  33. Post #33
    I DEFY YOU, HEART MAN!
    Kepler's Avatar
    December 2011
    391 Posts
    OnLive is cool, but data caps ruin it. Like, majorly since it uses 5 Mbp/s

  34. Post #34
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    Dennab
    October 2008
    1,912 Posts
    awesome

    fuck <3 ea

  35. Post #35
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    Dennab
    March 2009
    2,583 Posts
    Just one more step towards ensuring you don't actually own the game that you bought. The optimistic part of me doesn't think this has a snowball's chance in hell at working but I've been surprised before.
    *cough*steam*cough*
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  36. Post #36
    White Fusion will love him forever and ever~
    Rents's Avatar
    January 2012
    10,936 Posts
    *cough*steam*cough*
    Steam's irritating offline mode is tolerable since the rest of the program isn't just DRM, is actually useful and generally provides a good service.
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  37. Post #37
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    Arsonist's Avatar
    October 2005
    2,135 Posts
    Just another step towards handing over money without actually owning any games

  38. Post #38
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
    4,410 Posts
    This makes me WANT to pirate their games.. idiots..
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  39. Post #39
    Ryuken's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,529 Posts
    by this point, the only thought that passes through my head is "LOL FUCK EA"

  40. Post #40
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    Mr. N's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,788 Posts
    I remember when Activision was the foremost most hated videogame company.
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