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Joined: 2006-09-30

The comments on the ARS tech [URL=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/03/halpin.ars]article[/URL] gave me the idea.

I am not 200% today so it might be in soem form of zippy speak :P


[COLOR=YellowGreen]OFF[/COLOR]-Offline: This game is completely playable offline

[COLOR=Orange]Acti[/COLOR]-Limited offline=Activation: This game is completely playable offline after activation.

[COLOR=Red]Only[/COLOR]-Online only: This cannot be played offline.

[COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]Lim On[/COLOR]-Limited Online:This game offers multiplayer support
Mixed with all in one name.

[COLOR=DarkOrange]CO[/COLOR]-Connected:=Limited Offline/Online: After Activation offers multiplayer support when online.

[COLOR=Blue]DI[/COLOR]-Disconnected:=Offline/Online: Offers multiplayer when online.

[COLOR=Red]REQ[/COLOR]-Required:=Online activation and connection required for play.


Limited install to single PC

Limited install to family PC’s

Limited Multiplayer spawning

Unlimited Multiplayer spawning

Requires online account

Offers online account

No account needed.

Requires unique serial code

Requires serial code check before play.

Provides trail serial code

Phones home to check serial code


Doses not remove all files

Removes all files


Online activation only

Requires Activation check before play

Phones home regularly to check activation

Offers Online activation

Offers Phone activation

No activation


Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
Incoherence is my friend and grammar my bane, which is the fulcrum of suffering I place upon others!:ZippyDSMlee

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