DRM protection for Mass Effect, Spore reversed
The really nasty DRM protection that Bioware and EA is planning to institute on Mass Effect and Spore has been reversed because of the overwhelming negative reaction from gamers.
The controversial DRM protection will basically re-aunthenticate the games every ten days over the internet. Gamers are outraged because it basically asks them to jump through to many hoops just to play a game. The venomous comments in many forums and message boards eventually led Bioware to drop the authentication policy a few days ago. EA followed suit with Spore.
The good thing about all this brouhaha is that it proves that companies like Bioware and EA actually listen to fans rather than turning a deaf ear to insistent clamor from the very people that buy and play their products.
According to reports, both Mass Effect and Spore will now be authenticated whenever players go online to get new content.