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Comment: Re:What is the point of gaming consoles? (Score 1) 249

by aahzmandius (#39764589) Attached to: Most Game Console Power Draw Comes From Time Spent Idling

Console game makers are now including first-sale codes that make them *far* less friendly for re-sale and rental. The last Resident Evil game on the DS even had no ability to delete a saved game, effectively making the game one play per sale. I forget which publisher it is (but I think it's EA) is even making their games almost unplayable unless you are either the first-sale customer (and have the in-box code) or you pay darn close to the initial sale price of the game to buy a new code directly from them.

Soon you may *not* be able to re-sell or buy used copies of console games.

Though I agree that there are too many cases where Devs are targeting a console release and only barely port it to the PC.

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EA Editor Criticizes Command & Conquer 4 DRM 266

Posted by Soulskill
from the preach-it-brother dept.
Command & Conquer 4's DRM hasn't garnered Electronic Arts as much bad press and fan outrage as Ubisoft's scheme, despite being very similar. Nevertheless, it's been causing problems and frustrations for some users, including EA.com's own editor-in-chief, Jeff Green. An anonymous reader points this out: "Green wrote on his Twitter account late last week: 'Booted twice — and progress lost — on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked. DRM fail. We need new solutions.' He continued later, 'Well. I've tried to be open-minded. But my 'net connection is finicky — and the constant disruption of my C&C4 SP game makes this unplayable. The story is fun, the gameplay is interesting and different at least — but if you suffer from shaky/unreliable DSL — you've been warned.'"

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