It's not hard at all. But if by doing that they alienate all the cable providers, who then freak out and pull HBO (which they might do... Look at AMC and Comedy Central's issues with cable providers in the last couple years), suddenly jumping in to the unknown internet doesn't look like a good idea.
Won't work. They'll just switch to getting all their money from PACs and SuperPACs, and you'll never know what corps are funding the PACs. So what if they're wearing "American Crossroads" on their lapel? It won't tell me where the money is really coming from.
I think if they'd called it "SimCity Online," people would be less mad... They'd have the proper expectations about what the game actually is. And then everyone who was interested, but hadn't done any research would have known instantly from the title that it was going to have MMO-like launch issues.
Everyone who wanted a new single-player SimCity would have known to stay far, far away.
The DRM is stupid, but it's really one of the smallest issues making gamers mad.
Maybe you should read the part about captions again. If each of the things he released had the "tag" that they weren't classified, and even intended to be widely released... Then he didn't have to read each and every one. All he had to do was search the tag.
What? Oh yes we can NOT buy this game. I grew up on the franchise also, but I don't have any obligation or desire to buy in to this broken entry. It's not the SimCity I grew up with anyway, so I'm not actually missing out.
Please... Just because you love SimCity, DON'T BUY THIS GAME. If you've already bought it, please at least request a refund.
You're validating EA's practices by claiming "well, I have to buy it!"
Anyone who thinks the USPS is no longer needed or relevant should try living anywhere rural. A significant portion of this country lives without broadband internet, and in places where FedEx and UPS charge 50 times what the USPS does for delivery.
We need the postal service... Which by the way is an actual enumerated power of the Constitution.
Where are all the right-wingers who live and die by holding only to the Constitution when we talk about the postal service?