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What bugs me is that no matter how invasive the DRM is, pirates will always be able to crack it and play it without hassle. Name a single game out there that hasn't been cracked. So who's actually getting shafted by DRM? Legitimate users or pirates?
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Actually as a person who has made DVD's...

ALL THAT CRAP IS ANNOYING TO MAKE!!

Seriously. It's so nice to just set it up for "put in DVD and auto play". Its so nice its not even funny.
What authoring software are you using? I use Adobe Encore, and it's actually quite simple to link multiple videos together linearly like that. Not intuitive at all, mind you; but once you're over the initial learning curve it's very easy.

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That would be incorrect if you account for inflation. I was paying $50 for PC games 20 years ago, which is worth about $85 today.

Game prices as a whole have generally fallen over time.
So true, it's amazing to me that people complained about the general price increase to $60 when the sticker price of a game had gone largely unchanged for 20 years!

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What I hate is that they advertise the Blu-ray format... on Blu-ray. Seriously aren't you preaching tho the choire?
QFT, that has been a head scratcher for me too.

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I have a feeling that would be impossible, because I imagine to get licensed as a Blu-Ray device would require said device honoring all the firmware/software flags for being unskippable/PUO's etc.
Yes, I am certain this would be the case. I doubt if you could even create a non-licensed knock-off legally, you would probably have to license the format, decoder, or something to avoid DMCA complications. They'll get you somehow, of that we can be sure.
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I don't mind installing, its more of a technical issue than a publisher one. Just so long as it isn't the 1 and a half hour installs that gta4 throws at me.
     
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I don't mind installing, its more of a technical issue than a publisher one. Just so long as it isn't the 1 and a half hour installs that gta4 throws at me.
Oh my goodness don't even get me started on GTA4. I had it all installed and stuff then it asked me to sign in with a windows live account or something, so I create one and then signed in. It constantly put me in a loop, I enter the correct username and password, it goes dark, and returns me to a log in screen. After 30 minutes of seeing if it was the username/password and doing other stuff I just gave up and un-installed. Let's just say I play the majority of my games on xbox with my friends(I predict I will get flame) and the only games I really play on PC is CoD4 and various MMORPG's and other games like Portal.
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Sounds like a lot of *****ing and butt hurt to me.. Guy needs to grow a pair.

Pro tip, don't be a self entitled baby..
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I think this is a great chance for me to say, I HATE GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE.
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Obviously this guy wants buggy released games. Even if the released product was buggy, at least give us the option to not have a buggy game.
He wants a final product to be fully working just like every other product released... Try buying a car that you need to send in once a week to fix, or maybe buy the DLC that allows brakes?
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You don't have to. In fact, just click start and you're good to go. However, this isn't the point he is trying to get. In fact, he is complaining that there is locked content in the released game.
PC =/= Start...
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I don't agree with the locked content that is already on the disc.
You agree that you don't like it? Because most of the time the content is already there ON the disc.
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This has gone on for awhile. When did this guy start gaming? He is making it sound like its a "big unknown".
Long enough to hate it obviously.
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Though it was always a nice feature that developers would allow.
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Usually you don't. Most of the time, it isn't their online service. However, you should have a unique name if you want to keep your stats.
Name those famous games that doesn't require an account.
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Frankly, this guy is just looking for hits. :/
No, he's looking for games that works, and does so without three barriers to overcome just to get the game running.
I have hard time seeing you register all your hardware you've bought and then wait for the DOA card to work.
A product shall work as intended on release, be it software or hardware.

You can't be serious.... If it was a bad install, it would be easier to spend 30 minutes fixing it rather then 20 hours to download.
It takes less time to download it than to wait for a patch that "might" come.
If it is a Special Edition game it's even more common to do this.
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I don't mind installing, its more of a technical issue than a publisher one. Just so long as it isn't the 1 and a half hour installs that gta4 throws at me.
You don't imagine how pissed I was when installing gta4 for the first time
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Sounds like a lot of *****ing and butt hurt to me.. Guy needs to grow a pair.

Pro tip, don't be a self entitled baby..
This guy. A lot whining for things that really aren't a big deal. You're sitting there about to play a game, obviously you have nothing important to do. I think you can sit there and wait a few minutes for an update to download.
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I usually just download the iso while I sleep and install from another drive. Took me 2.5 minutes to install 9.7GB crysis 2 while mounted on another HDD, vs half an hour+ with the DVD I purchased the next day.
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