BioWare says you are a pirate every 10 daysMikey 4 comments
The war on piracy just took another casualty - the legitimate user. BioWare technical producer Derek French says the PC versions of the video games Mass Effect and Spore will not only require online authentication (nothing new there), but will require re-authentication every 10 days for the rest of your life. That's right, if you don't activate the game online every ten days the game will cease to function. Said French:
"If customers do not come online after ten days, the game will cease to function. "After 10 days a re-check is required before the game can run"
They should take a leaf out of Valve's book where games only require validation when you play them regardless of how long it has been since you last played. It's a tried and tested method that doesn't burden us. From what I understanmd with BioWares method, my game will require activation 36 times per year or forever cease to fuction of I decide one day I no longer want or can afford to keep an internet connection at home. Nice one BioWare!
At least reactivion wont be as painful and accusing as asking Microsoft to reactivate a legit Windows Vista.