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The Sims 3 Won't Use 'Invasive' DRM

The Sims 3 will feature greatly simplified copy protection with no online activation when it launches for PC and Mac on June 2, The Sims label head Rod Humble has announced on the official Sims 3 website. In his words:

The game will have disc-based copy protection - there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed.

We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future.

DRM proved a thorny issue for EA when Spore's SecuROM online activation technology initially only allowed owners to install the game three times before having to contact EA. Reactions ranged from comical protest creatures in Spore to class-action lawsuits.

From The Chatty
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    March 26, 2009 11:40 AM

    See? Raising a fuss about this bullshit does make a difference. Thanks Mr. Humble!

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      March 26, 2009 11:50 AM

      withholding your money has an even bigger impact. unfortunately, merely suggesting that is enough to get you branded as either a pirate (i said "dont buy it" not "dont pay for it") or an idiot for not believing that you MUST play EVERY GAME EVER.

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      March 26, 2009 1:16 PM

      This is beautiful. I hope this shuts up all those fucking pro-DRM asswipes who were crying "Nerd Rage!" Those fucking assholes are no better than nazis.

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