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Mass Effect PC authentication changed

Now a one-time thing.

BioWare has decided it will now only ask for online authentication when you install your PC copy of Mass Effect or download additional content for the game.

It was responding to the apparent outcry that erupted after it revealed SecuROM copy protection would be included and demand online key validation every 10 days.

"BioWare has always listened very closely to its fans and we made this decision to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience to them," said Jay Waramaniuk, BioWare community manager, on the official forums.

"To all the fans including our many friends in the armed services and internationally who expressed concerns that they would not be able re-authenticate as often as required, EA and BioWare want you to know that your feedback is important to us." Hoo-ah!

Mass Effect PC will continue to be playable without the disc in the drive, and can be installed on up to three separate computers.

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