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    News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    Electronic Arts responds to accusations of SecuROM DRM in Dragon Age II.
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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    Hmm im not so sure... when i was met with the release check thing for da2 it had a link at the finish page for support (as i tried to unlock before release) and that led me to secuRom website, bit odd if its made by sony or am i being retarded?
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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

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    Hmm im not so sure... when i was met with the release check thing for da2 it had a link at the finish page for support (as i tried to unlock before release) and that led me to secuRom website, bit odd if its made by sony or am i being retarded?
    Only if you made that statement having actually reading the source for this newsbit

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    Why did I see a pop-up message that says SecuROM when I installed my game before the official release date?

    Release Control is a separate Sony product from SecuROM DRM, but is developed by the same technology group and support is provided through a common Sony customer support site. That is why SecuROM branding and the SecuROM support URL appear in Release Control.

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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    FML kalniell, I had to leave just after reading the headline so didnt get to read it but i have now and realised LOL.
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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    EA:

    It's not SecuROM, it's SebuROM

    Customers:

    Yay, no SecuROM! Celebrate!


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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    Hmmmm, interesting.

    If this works as EA say it works, it removes many (though not all) of my objections to their previous DRM techniques. To appears to be a step in the right direction.

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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    I honestly think that the computer games companies need to stop and think what causes more issues for them, implimenting DRM or the consumer backlash over using it. In this instance, the DRM is mild and non-permanent, which if they'd been up front about it, wouldn't have caused any comments at all.


    What's weird though, is people never used to get up in arms about "copy protection" techniques, I remember Frontier Elite 2 needing a copy of the game manual, because at random a police character would contact you and ask for a word from a specific page and line.

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    Re: News - Dragon Age II uses Release Control not SecuRom, says EA.

    Well I think there are more fora for people to get up in arms these days. I remember local pockets of annoyance at copy protection from way back, but when it's just you and your mate at school the wider world doesn't really hear about it.

    I actually loved the journal look up copy protection - some of the earlier D&D games even had cardboard wheels you had to scroll to the right position and read characters from different windows, great fun

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