Echo Screen Live #22: DRM - Is it Really That Bad? (3/6/13)

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Unable to log into SimCity’s servers and play your single player game? Then hop on by the Echo Screen Live, where we’ll talk about the increasing specter of DRM and how much it’s really handicapping our gaming experiences. But please but sure to enter the 128-digit code before logging into the chat…

3 Comments

  • Posted March 6, 2013 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    What is DRM

  • TreuloseTomate TreuloseTomate
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM | Permalink

    Digital Rights Management
    It’s supposed to prevent piracy. SimCity for example requires your machine to always be connected to EA’s servers even when you just want to play alone in your own city. If your internet connection fails or if their servers break down because of too much traffic (which happens, especially during the first couple of days after launch), you won’t be able to play the game at all.

    DRM is always bad for the consumer.

  • widdowson91
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:04 AM | Permalink

    DRM isn’t bad, I completely agree with trying to stop piracy. But the fact remains that I really hate how EA go about it. Their DRM policies are hurting consumer’s experiences with their games.

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