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I it's funny how these big publishers spend all this money for DRM which get cracked within days if not the day of release. And at the same time games like minecraft/terraria have no DRM and are huge successes for indine companies. I can see gaming going for free-to-play and/or micro transaction based systems. Prime example League of legends. Love it or hate it, they posted they get 1.4 million players a day.

Once these publishers start treating consumers with respect, I believe they will see far less piracy.
Minecraft does have a login system, but that's pretty basic for DRM.
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* Slow clap *

Its not a fact of not getting angry, I just realize now no matter what the people do, companies are always going to win. Whether you want to believe it or not, you're not going to make them change their mind. If they believe their crappy DRM is going to stop piracy (LOL) then let them believe it, it keeps them happy. You can live in your free life hippy world where everyone "sticks it to the man", but I rather have my reality.

I would love to change the face of DRM and I would love to have games only cost $30 and for us to have more "PC made first" titles, simple fact is, there isn't enough of the ones who care to change that. Long story short, its not worth caring about something you have no control of.
If getting angry and not buying the products doesn't work, why was AC2s DRM removed? Why has it been lessened many times because of a consumer backlash?
    
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First of all it was SKIDROW who first cracked UBI DRM on AC2 and Settlers 7.
As i said before Driver is probably going to use same type of DRM as HAWX 2
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Originally Posted by RobotDevil666 View Post
First of all it was SKIDROW who first cracked UBI DRM on AC2 and Settlers 7.
As i said before Driver is probably going to use same type of DRM as HAWX 2 which is still to be cracked so "hold your horses"
If this be the case i wouldn't count on seeing any crack for Driver anytime soon ............. if ever.
Nobody cares enough about hawx 2 to bother wasting time to crack it. Trust me Driver 3 will be cracked fast. Very fast!

Edit. BTW cracks for hawx 2 can easily be found too (working ones) Just nobody cares about the game
Edited by headcracker - 7/30/11 at 4:00am
    
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And this is why, even if I buy it, I'll use a cracked version
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Nobody cares enough about hawx 2 to bother wasting time to crack it. Trust me Driver 3 will be cracked fast. Very fast!
Oh believe me people do care , and they tried very hard to crack it , to the point it became a matter of honor so to speak.
I would link you to couple of places to see for yourself but i would get ninja'd by the mod so fast my head would spin
I'm sure you know the cracker groups are very competitive towards each other yet none of them was able to make a proper crack for it.
I bet that crack for Driver will be hard work and it will take a long time to release one , i wouldn't be surprised if we wont see it at all.
UBI is learning very fast , their DRM's are getting stronger and better and with driver being a major title i bet they will use their best DRM to protect it.
BTW all those "cracks" for HAWX 2 you found are bogus none of them works past the main menu and some of them are just posted to get you to fill some surveys , in other words scam.
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UBI is learning very fast , their DRM's are getting stronger and better and with driver being a major title i bet they will use their best DRM to protect it.
It would be great if the companies spent more of their time, instead of blending DRM into their games, making games that people want to pay money for. I mean is that such a revolutionary idea? Even if a really good game gets pirated like crazy, the publicity surrounding the pirating could drum up more interest in the game as a form of advertising.

While pirating is illegal and clearly theft, it's not all bad for the software developer. It functions as advertising for a company or a software series. It allows people to use the software... people who then talk about it to other people. Other people may buy it. More people talking about your software is a good thing. Or, pirates may end up buying the next title in the series with fond memories of their last experience.

In general the devs can mitigate the negative impact of pirates (lost sales) through intelligent pricing. The publicity that comes as a result of the pirates comes free.
Edited by TehStone - 7/30/11 at 6:30am
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I understand the hate against this kind of stuff, but I hate the whole "if we dont like even one thing about a game - we're not going to buy it!" revolting stuff that happens with every video game release way more! It never fails. It used to be a every-so-often-thing with a strong cause. Now its every game that comes out! That in turn leads to these DRM schemes, constant/stupid "DLC", and other garbage that we hate and revolt against. Its a never ending circle, and who looses in the end constantly? The consumer.

Last I checked, even with all the campaigns against these games or anything else like it (MW2 anyone?), the publisher still makes a brutal killing in sales.

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It would be great if the companies spent more of their time, instead of blending DRM into their games, making games that people want to pay money for. I mean is that such a revolutionary idea? Even if a really good game gets pirated like crazy, the publicity surrounding the pirating could drum up more interest in the game as a form of advertising.
meh - this kind of stuff doesnt effect development in the slightest.
It's an afterthought of the game that simply is wired into the executable most of the time. Something like the internet connection being constant is not a major thing to make. Send packets constantly, and if disconnect, /end game. Plus any additional security measures.
If anything, its Ubisoft's own inhouse specially designated DRM team rather than the developer team of the game itself that code this stuff in.
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ubi sucks
this drm madness has to stop
they are going to far with it
remember the good old days when you put in a code when installing and that was it
thats the way it should be not a constant internet connection
    
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