Originally Posted by E-Peen
Cry me a river.
No. I should not be inconvenienced by DRM. I bought my games. I'm not going to stop slamming DRM, and the companies that fall back on it as a crutch for bad games, until it goes away.
[quote[PC gamers were all "Piracy needs to stop, find a way!" and now that Ubisoft has implemented an authenticity checker every time you start a game, everyone is all "THIS IS RIDICULOUS".[/QUOTE]
PC gamers want to play their damn game. We're tired of spending sixty bucks on crappy games and then being treated like we're terrorists with DRM.
Say you bought a new Ford truck, and to deter car theft, it has the following rights management features:
Drive on Ford approved roads
run on Ford approved fuels
tow Ford approved trailers
use Ford approved tires
drive for only Ford approved drivers
Drive only when Ford can keep tabs on it
only go off-road if/when Ford approves
Carry only Ford approved cargo in the bed.
If you resell it the buyer has to pay a fee to Ford to be added to the approved drivers list
If one of those rules is broken the brakes jam on full blast and the engine shuts off.
Would you be happy? Hell no. You'd be on the phone with lawyers trying to find a way to sue Ford. So why's it any different with games? Why should we be told when we're allowed to play a game we bought?!
PC gaming isn't dying, but if there's one thing that can kill it, it's people like you who accept the inane and draconian restrictions crappy devs put on their honest customers, restrictions the pirates have no problem defeating within a few days of release. If you want to combat piracy you need to make the legit copy more enticing than the free one. Maybe it's multiplayer access, maybe it's maps you can hang on your wall, maybe it's heavily discounted, who knows. Maybe the game is just good. You never see Valve, Bethesda, Bioware QQing about piracy and throwing inane DRM at us, do you? They know their games are easily pirated, yet they don't care. They made a game so good honest customers would rather buy it to support them.Edited by TestECull - 1/1/11 at 11:25am