[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM

11:30 AM on 07.24.2012  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

A German advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organisations, is threatening legal action against Activision-Blizzard over the "always-on" DRM requirements in Diablo III

The group demands that Diablo III's packaging be altered to warn consumers about its Internet requirement before they buy. The company has until July 27 to address the issue, or FCO will have its day in court. 

This isn't the first time the German consumer advocate has had a pop at Acti-Blizz. It had previously blasted Diablo III over its notorious downtime at launch

Frankly, I say best of luck to 'em. I think if companies want to keep putting these kinds of conditions into the gameplay experience, they totally should be made to admit it upfront. As publishers more and more make demands of consumers, it's not unreasonable for consumers to start making demands back. 

German advocacy group sets ultimatum for Diablo 3 [CVG]

\ We've blogged about this before: read (84) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Activision #Blizzard #Diablo #DRM #Europe #Germany #lawsuit #Legal System #Online #PC #Role-Playing Games
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

DeadMoon
DeadMoon


Since 10:38 AM on 05.02.2014

Shane Saiyan
Shane Saiyan


Since 1:45 PM on 11.04.2009

Dooid
Dooid


Since 11:36 AM on 07.24.2013

Roasts
Roasts


Since 12:23 PM on 09.03.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!