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ZippyDSMlee
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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

Ratings/Levels

[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
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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.

Descriptors
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Install

Limited install to single PC

Limited install to family PC’s

Limited Multiplayer spawning

Unlimited Multiplayer spawning
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Account

Requires online account

Offers online account

No account needed.

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Key
Requires unique serial code

Requires serial code check before play.

Provides trail serial code

Phones home to check serial code

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Uninstall

Doses not remove all files

Removes all files

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Activation

Online activation only

Requires Activation check before play

Phones home regularly to check activation

Offers Online activation

Offers Phone activation

No activation

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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".
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