how many of those people bitching also have xfire, facebook, msn, irc or something else going on while gaming. So what's the problem with having one more thing using your connection? Seriously......
I'm so sick of all of the anti-always-on-DRM bullshit.
You lock your car, house etc. don't you? Why? Because apparently it is human nature to THIEVE what one can. So a smart person/entity does what it can to protect their shit. Is your alarm monitored 24/7? OMG bad thing.....better cancel my alarm monitoring......and my anti-theft GPS tracker in my car. Sigh......sometimes I think the idiots are inheriting the earth.
If you're so opposed to always on DRM put your money where your mouth is and unlock your house, cancel your alarm subscription and leave that bike unlocked the next place you ride it.
I didn't even realise CNC4 had always-on DRM. That's how unobtrusive it actually was. The game has worked flawlessy for me......and as a matter of fact so has the new Splinter Cell (also with always-on DRM).
As I always do........I have to wonder how many of the "legit paying customers who claim problems with always-on DRM" are running these games on stolen ripped-to-shit OS'es that don't even resemble the retail LEGIT version anymore and therefore cause any number of issues for these "legit paying game-software customers".