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It will only be the future of gaming if quitters like you don't vote for DRM free games with your wallet. No matter what you think you are part of the problem not the solution. Sorry if that sounds rude, but sometimes the truth hurts.
I know im being a quitter but the problem is that we would only hurt pc sales. Console gamers dont know/ care about this kind of stuff. So all we would do is cause more games to become console exclusives.

No more playing ID games because of always on drm. No more steam games because they require steam. No more EA games because they require origin. No more blizzard games because they require battle.net and an always on internet connection. No games from ubisoft because they require always on internet. Who is left?

There are very few games left that are playable without giving into some sort of demands from the game makers. So as I said its going to happen either way since the boy-cotters of any game make up less than 5% of the players. So quit gaming or bend over.

Right now the pc community would need to band together and boycott BF3, Rage, and Diablo 3. This isn't going to happen. it is a fools fight to think you can stop the masses from buying these games in droves.
Edited by bulmung - 8/12/11 at 10:37am
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Tim Willits confirmed that the postapocalyptic shooter would lock out some content for people who bought the game used but wouldn't require a constant online connection.
They are NOT requiring you to be online to play, the only thing they are doing is offering some extra secret content to people who buy the game new, or you can pay $10 for it later. They said the content would barely be missed by anyone, so I'm not sure why people are getting upset.
    
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They are NOT requiring you to be online to play, the only thing they are doing is offering some extra secret content to people who buy the game new, or you can pay $10 for it later. They said the content would barely be missed by anyone, so I'm not sure why people are getting upset.
A few paragraphs down in the article the creative director of Rage gives his opinion of always on DRM. While its not in Rage, they are waiting for Diablo 3 and other big titles to get people used to the idea and then implementing it into their future titles.

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As for DRM that requires a constant connection, the sort that was recently confirmed for Diablo III and championed by Ubisoft, Willits said that won't be used in Rage. However, he did call himself a "big proponent" of the idea and believes a game as eagerly anticipated as Diablo III will go a long way to making that approach acceptable for gamers.

"If you have a juggernaut, you can make change," Willits said. "I'm all for that. If we could force people to always be connected when you play the game and then have that be acceptable, awesome."
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Seems kind of pointless, to be honest. Glad it won't have the always-on DRM, that's the thing that bugs me.



This quote stuck out to me. Dude sounds like a tool. Problem is, he's probably right.
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A few paragraphs down in the article the creative director of Rage gives his opinion of always on DRM. While its not in Rage, they are waiting for Diablo 3 and other big titles to get people used to the idea and then implementing it into their future titles.
Yeah, I don't know if I'll like id anymore. I think this is a sign of things to come from them, and it's not a good one. Oh well, life moves on and hopefully there will be a company out there that gives their paying customers a game without all that nonsense.
 
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This is only for consoles. Not for PC. And PC version of Rage ships only with Steamworks. If you get a retail copy you need to enter the code on Steam. Either way you will be getting exclusive content with the code.The reason they are doing this is because people will by used copies on consoles without paying full price therefore now they will losing content as well. I repeat is not for PC and was confirmed by Id and bethseda on Twitter. Idsoftware never betrays PC gamers. They started PC gaming. They proved you could game on PC.
Edited by meetajhu - 8/12/11 at 4:43pm
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This is only for consoles. Not for PC. And PC version of Rage ships only with Steamworks. If you get a retail copy you need to enter the code on Steam. Either way you will be getting exclusive content with the code.The reason they are doing this is because people will by used copies on consoles without paying full price therefore now they will losing content as well. I repeat is not for PC and was confirmed by Id and bethseda on Twitter. Idsoftware never betrays PC gamers. They started PC gaming. They proved you could game on PC.



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I won't speak for the internet situation in South Africa as I don't know, but in most places generally if you can afford the PC that will be playing a new game, you can afford, and already have, at least a cheap DSL line.

Even a 512KB/s Satellite connection will get you in business with this current model at least, so most people honestly don't have anything to complain about.
Not true. My internet has a bad habit of flickering. I know a lot of other people in this area with the same problem. ATT's solution is to buy their higher end internet( $70+ a month). I'm currently running one of the slow services and ATT has actually shut down the connection while I'm gaming, they insist it is not allowed on this service.

So I'm just not going to buy any of these always on DRM games, complete waste of time, and EA's system is flawed too, I never received the content promised when I bought Dragon Age new.
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And now in headline news "Rage the #1 most pirated game of all time".
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This is only for consoles. Not for PC. And PC version of Rage ships only with Steamworks. If you get a retail copy you need to enter the code on Steam. Either way you will be getting exclusive content with the code.The reason they are doing this is because people will by used copies on consoles without paying full price therefore now they will losing content as well. I repeat is not for PC and was confirmed by Id and bethseda on Twitter. Idsoftware never betrays PC gamers. They started PC gaming. They proved you could game on PC.
What about the talk regarding always-online DRM's? Tim said himself he's a huge fan of it in this article.
 
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