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EA’s Origin is spying on you!

EA’s Origin is spying on you!

I think I have to now set Battlefield 3 firmly in the ‘No-Buy’ category and that is seriously making me angry right now.  I love DICE and I love the BF series and was totally looking forward to this game but since we can only get it on EA’s Origin digital distribution service and not Steam and now today I hear that Origin is spying on you and reporting back to EA with no real opt-out I can’t justify giving EA any...

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Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

EA won’t be having its Battlefield 3 game (the latest in the awesome Battlefield franchise) game available on Steam.  Their reasoning behind this is that Steam is restrictive for several reasons.  Do some of their reasons make sense, sure a bit.  But for the most part they are harming gamers who want to buy this than helping anyone. EA says that Steam is ‘restrictive’ because Steam can be the only place where the...

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Infinity Ward Exodus Continues

Update: http://www.madeofwinandawesome.com/blog/?p=530 Infinity Ward seems to be hemorrhaging.  Here is a complete tally so everyone can keep up, I will update this list as some of these people no doubt answer Respawn’s hiring call: Jason West — IW Head — Ousted — Founded Respawn Entertainment Vincent Zampella — IW Head — Ousted — Founded Respawn Entertainment Todd Alderman — Lead...

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EA gets pwnt by their own DRM

EA’s own blogger got screwed by the Command & Conquer DRM that the publisher has employed.  Pretty funny stuff. Booted twice–and progress lost–on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked. DRM fail. We need new solutions. Yeah, Steam’s ability to have off-line play is the clear, better model when talking about SP games. However, C&C4 experiments w/what a “single-player...

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EA Jumps on 'internet connection necessary at all times' DRM bandwagon with C&C 4

Just like the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II, Command and Conquer 4 from Electronic Arts forces you to stay connected to the internet at all times when playing the game, except they manage to make their shitty version of this DRM even worse. PC Gamer has looked into the DRM on this title and it seems as though if you lose internet connectivity for even a brief second you will lose all ability to save your progress in the...

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