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EA uses DRM to punish forum behavior

Submitted by helen on Fri, 2011-03-18 13:13

Just because you buy a DRM-restricted game doesn't mean you can play it. An unfortunate forum comment temporarily left a gamer unable to play a single-player game purchased through the EA Store. Bioware forum poster Arno recently had his EA account suspended for 72 hours and then found he could not activate his previously preordered and purchased copy of Dragon Age II.

Topic:  drm gaming bioware ea

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Violence Erupts over Sony Playstation 3

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Sun, 2006-11-19 11:29

This week as the Sony Playstation 3 went on sale in the US, people have been beaten, stabbed and shot over the new DRM laden gaming console! While we can understand how people might get mad when they find out about all the Digital Restrictions technology built into the PS3 (which features a Blu-Ray player) the idea that people are assaulting others to get their hands on these machines is pretty crazy!

Topic:  sony blu-ray gaming

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