EA Plays 'Guess The Serial Number' With Customers
from the quality-control dept
EA continues its attempts to make a near total mockery of DRM on video games. Its latest move, pointed out to us by Alex, was to misprint the serial numbers found on some versions of Command and Conquer Red Alert 3. Rather than showing the necessary 20 digits, EA only printed 19. To be fair, EA will supply the missing digit if you send in a photo of the first 19, but the company also suggests testing out every letter from A - Z and then every number from 0 - 9 to find the missing digit. While it's true that this is likely to be an effective workaround, it's yet another example showing DRM getting in the way of legitimate buyers, rather than doing anything useful.