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KnuckleBuckett

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Oh EA
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:01:35 PM »
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Origin-based DRM used in Electronic Artsí just-released Battlefield Hardline will monitor hardware changes in addition to keeping tabs on how many PCs can play host to the game. Battlefield Hardline apparently allows only five hardware changes per account before the game's activation becomes invalid. Once those are used up, the game won't load for 24 hours per activation.

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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 11:03:00 PM »
Another reason not to play that shitty game.

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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 05:56:33 AM »
EA is putting that on all Origin games.

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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 08:57:44 AM »
Another reason not to play those shitty games.
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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 12:36:32 PM »
There's going to be a backlash.  They tried to do something similar recently and the community blew up and they backed off.

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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 03:49:46 PM »
Maybe.  I doubt it.  I think it will be a quiet-ish move by the gaming community to other gaming houses.  There are just too many great games these days to have to deal with that kind of behavior.  EA is once again penalizing the people that went out and paid for the game.  This in a gamble to teach those who purchase used games a lesson.

It is only 24 hours right?

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Re: Oh EA
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 03:58:25 PM »
I don't know. There are millions online at any one time just for BF4. I think they would rally.