And the copy protection for Dragon Age is....

#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Whoa. Pretty cool news.

#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

But if the disk isnt present, then they get to take your firstborn there and then - or if you havent one yet, in the future they will come and take it at birth.


Read the small print man!
#4 Posted by ZombiePie (5581 posts) -

So is disk checking effective? Because I'm not really all that knowledgeable about the effectiveness of various forms of DRM (SecuRom, Online checking, Steamworks, ect.) and would like to be better informed.

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#5 Posted by Maxszy (2064 posts) -

And BioWare comes through again! This a great news. The whole online authentication thing is major UGH. So this really is good.

#6 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -
ZombiePie said:
"So is disk checking effective? Because I'm not really all that knowledgeable about the effectiveness of various forms of DRM (SecuRom, Online checking, Steamworks, ect.) and would like to be better informed."
No DRM is effective. There isn't a single game that isn't available for download in a short space of time after launch. Apart from MMOs, even multiplayer games like TF2 have cracked servers to play on.
#7 Posted by inkeiren (989 posts) -

I'm happy to see Bioware taking the high ground yet again.

#8 Posted by KingOfIceland (653 posts) -
ZombiePie said:
"So is disk checking effective? Because I'm not really all that knowledgeable about the effectiveness of various forms of DRM (SecuRom, Online checking, Steamworks, ect.) and would like to be better informed."
Not really, but besides Online checking, nothing else is more "effective". All of that DRM stuff has been hacked to piece and people who actually want to pirate games will have little to no problem craking that stuff.
#9 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Meh, I don't like having the disk in the tray but oh well, there'll be cracks on launch day. At least they realise draconian DRM pisses off customers without helping against piracy so they step down.

#10 Posted by mracoon (4952 posts) -

I see EA have learnt there lessons from what happened with Spore and what negative reception the game got because of it's DRM.

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#11 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -
ZombiePie said:
"So is disk checking effective? Because I'm not really all that knowledgeable about the effectiveness of various forms of DRM (SecuRom, Online checking, Steamworks, ect.) and would like to be better informed."
If they're doing this, they probably don't care if it's "effective".
#12 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Excellent, Dragon Age is really shaping up to be interesting.

#13 Posted by guiseppe (2837 posts) -

Sweet :).

#14 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Well its not like DRM would help in the first place against piracy of the game, so, this is far better. They seem to know this at least.

#15 Posted by Teh_Eel (296 posts) -

Great, I will now buy this game.

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