EA Staffer Not Liking EA's New Restrictive DRM

Current editor-in-chief of EA.com Jeff Green, who has a long history with the Ziff-Davis publishing company, is making it public that he's not a fan of the new DRM scheme that EA has chosen to protect Command & Conquer 4.

Earlier in the month, we reported that EA was opting to use the same sort of DRM method that Ubisoft is with its constantly-required internet connection, even in single player mode.

Green, an employee of Electronic Arts, made it known through is Twitter stream that he's experiencing a problem with playing through C&C4 not because of a problem with the master server (as is the case with Ubisoft's customer woes) but because of a less-than-reliable DSL connection at home.

"Booted twice--and progress lost--on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked," Green updated last weekend. "DRM fail. We need new solutions."

That update was followed shortly with, "Welp. 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."

Those of you who have been playing Command & Conquer 4, have you had sort of problems?

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  • ghostsoldier
    Ironically the pirated version works perfectly by making a virtual server for the game to communicate with, fooling it into thinking it's online. The DRM only hurts legitimate players.
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  • rtfm
    I will never buy any software with that sh*tty drm. I bought Zero Hour and C&C3 and would have bought C&C4 but now - no way.
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  • dtm4trix
    DRM=fail at getting my money evar!!!
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  • ghostsoldier
    Ironically the pirated version works perfectly by making a virtual server for the game to communicate with, fooling it into thinking it's online. The DRM only hurts legitimate players.
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  • Kelavarus
    I've had absolutely zero problems with it, and I have a terrible connection. I have no idea what his issue is.
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  • rtfm
    I will never buy any software with that sh*tty drm. I bought Zero Hour and C&C3 and would have bought C&C4 but now - no way.
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