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SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities | Techdirt

SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities | Techdirt | Godzilla 2000 | Scoop.it

It seems that everyone is giving EA and Maxis quite a bit of grief over the SimCity debacle. The game's launch was, um, not great. The backlash against the game's producers was worse, all the more so once the lying began. But late last week, new evidence was uncovered that suggests perhaps we've all been a little bit unfair to EA and Maxis. What if I told you that the always-online game architecture enabled you to be what all of us have secretly wanted to be since we were very, very little children?

 

Yes, as Kionae alerts us, one (unplanned?) consequence of requiring online saves for your SimCity games is that anyone with a bit of hacking skill can visit your city, put some Blue Oyster Cult on in the background, and wreak the kind of havoc normally reserved for Japanese nuclear monsters. See, you can, were you so inclined, enter the save game city of another person, and then completely edit or destroy their loving creation like some kind of digital psuedo-god.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Christopher Carman
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SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities | Techdirt

SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities | Techdirt | Godzilla 2000 | Scoop.it

It seems that everyone is giving EA and Maxis quite a bit of grief over the SimCity debacle. The game's launch was, um, not great. The backlash against the game's producers was worse, all the more so once the lying began. But late last week, new evidence was uncovered that suggests perhaps we've all been a little bit unfair to EA and Maxis. What if I told you that the always-online game architecture enabled you to be what all of us have secretly wanted to be since we were very, very little children?

 

Yes, as Kionae alerts us, one (unplanned?) consequence of requiring online saves for your SimCity games is that anyone with a bit of hacking skill can visit your city, put some Blue Oyster Cult on in the background, and wreak the kind of havoc normally reserved for Japanese nuclear monsters. See, you can, were you so inclined, enter the save game city of another person, and then completely edit or destroy their loving creation like some kind of digital psuedo-god.

 

Click headline to read more and view video clip--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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