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DRM is not a bad idea for developers, it's just finding the most intrusive less DRM to satisfy gamers and the devs that's the problem. If they can manage putting DRM in that doesn't stifle gameplay then more power to them.
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
DRM is not a bad idea for developers, it's just finding the most intrusive less DRM to satisfy gamers and the devs that's the problem. If they can manage putting DRM in that doesn't stifle gameplay then more power to them.
It's not just about stifling gameplay. It's about malware (rootkits, uninstallable programs, silent installs), vulnerability (left by the malware), and restriction (preventing disc emulation, throwing false detections, requiring you to have online access).

No form of DRM is uncrackable.

DRM is absolute gabbage.

DRM only hurts legitimate consumers.

Advocates of DRM need to die .
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post #13 of 34
2 words: Steam Works.

KTHXBai.
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No form of DRM is uncrackable.

DRM is absolute gabbage.

DRM only hurts legitimate consumers.

Advocates of DRM need to die .
This thing should be LAW!
    
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post #15 of 34
Piracy only became a problem when big developers came into town. Everything these days is about accessibility, console graphics, DRM, and DLC. They all involve maximizing profits.
post #16 of 34
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I prefer the other method of DRM. I think Batman AA uses it. I believe it was a bug left by the developers which wouldn't allow Batman to use his cape so it was impossible to finish a certain mission.
Edited by c0nnection - 10/9/11 at 10:31pm
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2 words: Steam Works.

KTHXBai.
so it's settled!
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I like steam works best. But one thing I do not like about it is that once activated, the game is yours and you can't sell it used after growing tired of it.
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We're not hating the series. Just the profoundly stupid idea of tacking on a crappy DRM.
But its stupid to not buy the game just because of that.

People that really like the series including me will buy the game nonetheless.
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post #20 of 34
I'll accept activation for online play, but that cannot have a limit.

Pirates will pirate whether you try to stop them or not. Time and time again it's been proven that it only hurts the customers to put in strict and/or intrusive DRM, and it's ALWAYS circumvented by the piraters.

Regardless if you believe in the "try b4 u buy" pirates, if people like and believe in your product, they will buy it. Torrenting takes time(same of digital dist), and cracking, while simple, requires a level of tech-savvy above a lot of people(sadly). So don't say just cuz it's easy and free people will pirate it instead. Many titles with little-to-no DRM have still done very well.
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