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Old March 8, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Unfortunately, I suspect PC gamers are just going to have to accept the fact that big players (like EA) believe that 24/7 connectivity + no offline play is the way forward for both DRM and micro transaction business models.

Many recent games have required connectivity in order to activate, and games like DIII seem to be setting the standard WRT 24/7 connectivity.

It's a pity as (IMO) the DII battlenet model was a perfect example of how online content could drive folks who would normally pirate games to actually purchase them in order to get the online content. Rather than using that model of extra/better/different content producers have taken the worst parts of online requirements without offering any of the benefits.
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