Discussion in 'PC Gaming Discussion' started by Webslinger, Apr 7, 2009.
It's about time.
Very nice feature. For people like me who reinstall quite frequently.
This is also useful for people who constantly upgrade an existing system and EA will not give out much detail on how much of a change will cause a second activation to be tripped when reinstalling a game on the same system.
While I am not at all happy with the direction that DRMs are headed, when the industry gives us back some control then I am a bit happier. Saying I have 5 activations yet not allowing me to de-activate an activation to switch a game over to another system or some such is crazy. I also believe they did this because the system is now completely automated. Before you had to call a phone number and deal with a person. They reviewed whether or not they would hand out new activations on a case by case basis. Now we can just de-activate and activation and reset things. This will make life easier for EA and give the consumers back some control over what we bought.
It's few and far between that I compliment the industry because I think they are a bunch of blood sucking, nefarious, draconian idiots but in this case they do deserves kudos even if this should have existed from the very beginning.
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