One of the first things I noticed on each the new GOG.com EA game pages were the 6 page pdf file : "ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY" ( http://items.gog.com/EULA.pdf
where it says :
"the installation of EA Download Manager (or superceding download management software) as well as acceptance of the EA Download Manager (or superceding download management software) End User License Agreement, may be required to access the Software, online services and/or features and to download and apply Software updates and patches (if any)."
It might be that this is "just" a "standard EULA" , but I think that the "the installation of EA Download Manager (or superceding download management software) may be required to access the Software, online services and/or features and to download and apply
Software updates and patches (if any)." part for the EULA is very non-GOG.com like.
Normally GOG.com bought games are totally non hassle/hassle free. Ones pays , one downloads , and one installs (+ one gets all the nice extras : UPDATES included, manuals, guides,music, whatever) and on GOG.com's "about page ( http://www.gog.com/en/about
) they write :
"3. You buy it, you keep it.
Don't let your DRMs turn into nightmares (clever, no?). You won't find any intrusive copy protection in our games; we hate draconian DRM schemes just as much as you do, so at GOG.com you don't just buy the game, you actually own it. Once you download a game, you can install it on any PC and re-download it whenever you want, as many times as you need, and you can play it without an internet connection."
So if the new GOG.com EA EULA is to be read literally then it sounds to me that one, potentially, could be getting back to have to accepting the "draconian schemes" for getting updates, installing and playing the game .
But this is just my "2 cent worth of opinion"/interpretation - I guess.....
Well maybe I posted to soon if GoG.com is going to force EA DRM online connection crap on us then it is no longer DRM Free and having to use the EA down-loader is DRM so they need to take that out of the EULA or drop EA because I am not buying any EA games until this crap is resolved to normal GoG.com standards I have not bought anything EA since the boycott several years ago and I still have not nor will I if this crap is coming here to DRM ha ha Free GoG.com
GoG.com need to clarify this crap and then get it removed from the games sold here before I buy any EA games here.