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Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "Blizzard founder, Frank Pearce reckons that fighting piracy with DRM is a losing battle.

His company — which is responsible for the biggest videogame of all time, the worryingly-addictive online fantasy role player World of Warcraft — is to release Starcraft 2 on July 27th and Pearce has told Videogamer that the title won't be hobbled with the kind of crazy copy protection schemes which have made Ubisoft very unpopular in gaming circles of late.

Starcraft 2 will require a single online activation using the company's Battle.net servers, after which players will be allowed to play the single-player game to their hearts' content, without being forced to have a persistent Internet connection."

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Blizzard Boss Says DRM Is A Waste Of Time

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  • "Starcraft 2 will require a single online activation using the company's Battle.net servers, after which players will be allowed to play the single-player game to their hearts' content, without being forced to have a persistent Internet connection."

    Isn't that still DRM?

    • It's more like the old CD keys, where you had to register it with Blizzard to get single player. The exception here is that when you're playing single player, you also tie the game to your bnet account for achievement tracking purposes. DRM? Yea, I suppose. But it's not a rootkit, or mandatory connection with garbage servers, or anything that's really crippling to a legitimate player.

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