Why I’ll Never Buy Mirror’s Edge

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I just recently looked at the Steam Store and noticed that Mirror’s Edge is on sale at 75% off. That puts the total price for this game at $5. I was seriously considering making the purchase, but I vaguely recalled that Mirror’s Edge had some kind of questionable DRM that made me pretty wary of buying it.

Well, I took a look on the Steam page to see what kind of DRM Mirror’s Edge has, and if I’d be able to pick it up. I’d like to play the game after all. I want to give the developers my money. So what does Steam say?

INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE.

This kind of thing is really sad. I want to buy the game. It’s only $5. I’d snatch this thing up in an instant, but online authentication with only one activation per game? Why even keep up the pretense that you’re buying the game. This is merely just a rental. And I don’t really want to rent the game to have my copy revoked at the publisher’s leisure.

Good job guys, you lost yourself yet another sale.

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