Well, its a good morning for me anyway. A couple of people have raised different petitions on Change.org for Sim City this week but one has caught a lot of attention, roughly sixty thousand people already have signed. It’s mainly for removing the draconian DRM in the game along with all future games, now I’m not so sure about future games not coming with this depending on how multi-player focused they are, yet Sim City itself has been rumoured to only need a little work to be done to it for a large portion of the game to become a single-player offline experience.
Here’s a little qoute from Ryan Lashley, the guy who started the petition. “When I, And millions of other people, buy a game that has a single-player experience. We expect it to work regardless of our connectivity to the internet, or quality of our connection. EA has made this impossible, so many people with an unstable connection will not even be able to play the game in the first place, let alone anyone who wants to play on the go/with no internet connection.”
A very true statement that I hope either EA take on-board or gamers stop paying for games they can’t play.
Follow the link to the petition and sign your name if you agree with us on this. I know some people are a little wary and are not sure which side they prefer to be on, no worries, just think about whether you want to get ride of the single-player genre completely. If not, then I’m happy to count you among us and we’ll see what we can do as a community. As a side note, this does not mean the game is crap, only that a game that can’t be played is kinda a set back from, you know, the days you put the disk and away you went. Ahhh… good old days.
Best of luck!
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