EA Infects Battlefield Hardline with new ghastly DRM

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    So currently I am working on a graphics performance review for Battlefield Hardline, and guess what ? Do you guys remember the DRM introduced in Ubisofts Anno 2070 ? Well, EA just did pretty much the...

    EA Infects Battlefield Hardline with new ghastly DRM
     
  2. harkinsteven

    harkinsteven Ancient Guru

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    Thank god I have no interest in this obvious cash grab. EA and UBI are the debil.
     
  3. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Probably for the best, not only is it not a good game but it looks noticeably worse then Battlefield 4 for some reason.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Maybe you should marry one configuration and stay together Till Death Do You Part.

    Great job, EA :finger2:
     

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    Gumby Active Member

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    chinobino Maha Guru

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    You give them free advertising and they give you the finger - nice. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow I don't like this at all. They never mentioned it once before or after release and expect us to never find it or just let it slip by?
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Glad I skipped this one.
     
  9. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Now that´s bull**** if i ever saw it. EA sucks.
     
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    If Only Cities Skyline has graphic benchmark worthy quality :) plus i know you like City building Hilbert.. ;)
     

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    Horus-Anhur Member Guru

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    As if Origin was not enough, now we have to deal with another piece of DRM on the same game.....

    EA has so little respect for their costumers.
     
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    I can only say, no words.
    Maybe some legal in the field can investigate this behaviours?
    Suggesting just a lot of petitions to stop this on time for all, this is becoming stup*d!
    EA find another way to obtain money, something like: Code better or milk lesser for DLCs
     
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    Glad i skipped hardline after the horrible BF4. No more EA games for me it seems.
     
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    Hilbert on top of his game (no pun intended) as usual. Nice find... well, for those that were on the fence about whether or not to pick this up. Wounder why no other sites have reported this yet.

    Did EA make this info available anywhere (EULA, FAQs etc) or is it a complete stealth mission from EA.
     
  15. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    Yeah,tipically big publishers etc.

    Even if you change your CPU over 8 times you are blocked,so EA get our finger. :D

    "The second problem is Origin. We had to cut some testing as EA's platform only allows us to change the CPU/GPU up to eight times per account before locking us out. We were forced use four different accounts to produce this article!

    After eight hardware changes we get hit with "we're sorry, an error has occurred...too many computers have accessed this account's version of Battlefield Hardline recently. Please try again later." Ohh how I long for a Steam version of Hardline."

    source techspot
     

  16. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    Should be the same with Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age: Inquisition and any other game that is using Denuvo, pretty sure Star-Force, Tages and SecuROM also had hardware ID checks too albeit not as intrusive.

    Denuvo seems to be a pretty light DRM but it is pretty invasive too or how it's called but it does work as it takes up to several months before the games are properly cracked, partially because there's so many different system configurations although as Hilbert discovered if you do upgrade your PC components often this error will pop up after a while.
    (Should just need to mail support and reset the existing activations, Star-Force and SecuROM had methods so the end user could do this himself but I don't think Denuvo has anything like that which is unfortunate as customer support for big corporations like EA, Valve or Ubisoft can be pretty slow.)
     
  17. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    I haven't bought an EA game since Dragon Age 1, they produce nothing but ****.
     
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    Some companies simply do not know how to use DRM properly. StarForce will be brought back before long.
     
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    They prob saw the crap sales and thought it was piracy
     
  20. SirJamesDTech

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    Things like this are specifically why I didn't join the others in celebrating when John Riccitiello got canned.
    The trash level at EA with the decision makers has a very wide range of counterproductivity.
     

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