Originally Posted by Nocturin
I'm sorry guys, but Steam's success proved to EA that it's O.K to control every aspect of our gaming. You all voted with your wallets, and now we're paying for it.
Blame the pirates they say....
It's no different to the way the "Nur nur, we get GTAIV DLC for 360 and PS3 doesn't!!", sparked the whole DLC thing.
In the end, it was fanboys on either side fighting to have the "best"/exclusive DLC that made it so rapidly acceptable common.
If they had come out and said they were holding back content for DLC, people would have asked, "why don't you just put it in the game??"
By making it exclusive, they made one side feel priveliged over the other, got the fanboys to have massive arguments about it between themselves and nobody ever complained.
Same thing is happening now.
Instead of people complaining that DRM is moving from owning your activations to actually owning your ability to run the game, people are now fighting between each other over which client that owns your ability to run your games is the better one.
In the end, all Valve/EA needs to do is sit back and watch.
All the Gabe wanna-be-brides will continue to defend Steams honor by attempting to shut down any other type of DRM in existence through their use of internet rioting, therefore validating the Steam model even further, therefore giving them absolutely no defense against Origin other than they dont like it in their opinion.
The most stupid/ironic thing out of all this though, is that when CDProjekt releases Witcher 2 with ABSOLUTELY NO DRM on it, these very same people will praise them for not burdening them with DRM.
They will say things like "now this is a dev I want to support
. Why cant other devs be like this?"
Then go back to praising Steam DRM and PETITIONING for Steam DRM to be added to up and coming games the very next day.
It's like watching a damn circus.
Originally Posted by Reflux
SecuROM doesn't even work.
Any burning or mounting software, take the most popular, Daemon Tools or Alcohol, can completely subvert SecuROM. Yes, it is completely legal to do this.
Completely irrelevant to the discussion, but I thought I'd mention it because SecuROM is dumb as hell. They never really caught onto the right kind of security for distribution of software/games.
Steam/Origin are just as easily circumvented.
There are even hacked Steam clients people use to activate illegally downloaded games.
When I see people so commonly talking about "I've got half a katrillion games on Steam! I dont want another client!!", I cant help but feel they're using hacked clients.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/24/12 at 1:49am