DRM and You! Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Grimhound, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    25, which is irrelevant as it's 2010, not 2004.

    I was talking about the buyers of original games. If they don't have high-speed internets, they can't patch their unfiinished games and if they don't have access to the internets, they can't even activate them.
     
  2. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    not to mention what happens when many of the online servers for this games are out for what ever reason ( i heard that happens sometimes ...)
     
  3. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ...which is why imho any DRM requiring an internet connection is bullshit. I can tolerate if it has other options though. Patches are not so much of a problem (as long as companies stop releasing unplayable half-baked games like they do in the last few years).

    Also, another interesting aspect of limited-number-of-installs DRM I have recently came across on the internets. Limited number of installs pretty much destroys options for modding a game, especially outside official tools (or if tools are unavailable). If you fuck up the game (which I hear happens regularly), then you need to re-install, and when you do you lose # of installs which the game company isn't necessarily going to be willing to restore to you, if used in that way.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well I decided to avoid such games if it has this form of DRM. And I mean completely avoiding it. If it happens that I dont play anymore games in the end (I am sure there are still smaller games out there), so be it. Live is anyway to short to spend it just infront of the PC.

    I hope more people will speak with their wallet. Thats the only language they understand.
     
  5. Jack The Knife

    Jack The Knife It Wandered In From the Wastes

    180
    Dec 20, 2006
    Re: Bioshock 2's DRM Onion

    This promotes piracy.
    I distinctly remember wanting to become a pirate back then.


    I think intrusive DRMs promote piracy, and I think cumbersome piracy promotes buying games.
    It's truly an evil circle. If not spiral.

    I hate having to run programs in the background while playing.
    Though, I have to admit, Steam is not as bad as I thought it would be.

    Online content is the way to go.

    Ubisoft can go fuck themselves. I guess I'm not playing the new Settlers, then.

    When you compare them to the mormons they're not half bad :roll:


    That said, my Arcanum download just finished. GOG ftw!
    Keep them DRMs and religions away from me!
     
  6. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Frankly, and DRM that requires you to be connected to the Internet while playing, at any time for any reason, is retarded.

    There has to be a happy middle ground in the DRM-spiral. That, or it'll hit the bottom. If this keeps going, more and more people will be excluded from being able legally (if at all) to play certain games.
     
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    the bigest issue is that with this kind of DRM pirates will see more support from usual consumers as they see it not anymore as thefts but as a form of "rebells". What ever one might think fact is that piracy is a form of crime (how big the crime is is another question). And the bigest threat I see from to obtrusive DRM is that now people that usualy would buy a game might move to the next Bitorent source eventualy never looking back ...