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BlackScythe Apr 16, 14
Just do steam. really easy.
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blankjn Apr 16, 14
I think the main problem is that regardless of the company or game that people cheat and steal games, movies, and other things just because they can. I understand the lose of money and profit that game makers get taken from them but that's not gonna stop someone from finding a loophole in the system. There's no real way to stop it unless we enforce a game rights law that forces thefts to pay back what that person has illegally stolen.
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Shadow of Death Apr 16, 14
I read recently that DRM might have less to do with trying to prevent piracy, so much as it to stop competition. This is the article (which I found by-way of a Cracked.com article). It makes some sense, since most companies have to know that DRM doesn't stop pirates for longer than a week or two. Sure, part of DRM is about pleasing stockholders and whatnot, but I think it's also true that companies would want to limit competition as well.
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rpg Apr 17, 14
The saddest thing is that DRM also inconvienences those who always buys their games, just got to suffer for some other people committing theft.
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Auron32 Apr 17, 14
quote rpg
The saddest thing is that DRM also inconvienences those who always buys their games, just got to suffer for some other people committing theft.
this, its the same as the crap in genuine DVD's and BluRay movies, the anti-piracy crap is only seen by people who actually PAID for the movie, if you pirate them you dont get that annoying bull shit every time you put a movie one.

it only really harms innocent users, not pirates.
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BlackScythe Apr 17, 14
quote Shadow of Death
I read recently that DRM might have less to do with trying to prevent piracy, so much as it to stop competition. This is the article (which I found by-way of a Cracked.com article). It makes some sense, since most companies have to know that DRM doesn't stop pirates for longer than a week or two. Sure, part of DRM is about pleasing stockholders and whatnot, but I think it's also true that companies would want to limit competition as well.
This seems more reasonable than actual attempts to stop piracy. It's literally impossible to stop internet piracy. Someone is going to bust it, and yet these companies spend absurd amounts of money making their extremely offensive drm.
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sasori obi Apr 20, 14
drm is a good thing, i dont get the xbox one haters on this site
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Shadow of Death Apr 20, 14
quote sasori obi
drm is a good thing, i dont get the xbox one haters on this site
Who the heck mentioned X-Box One? Just you.

DRM is more notably on the PC. It's NOT a good thing because:

1 - It can interfere with legitimate owners playing the game they paid for
2 - Can prevent people creating mods and tools for a game/software.
3 - It does NOT stop piracy. Often DRM is circumvented before a game is even released to the public.

So yeah, DRM doesn't do anything at all for the consumer at best, and at worst can cause said software to not work due to a bug/glitch in the DRM, or through intentional design (IE: SecuROM limiting installs), and it doesn't stop those that want to get it for free, from getting it for free.

I mentioned in an earlier post that there is a good theory that DRM is less about 'preventing' piracy, and more about stifling creativity.
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BlackScythe Apr 20, 14
quote sasori obi
drm is a good thing, i dont get the xbox one haters on this site
Bull shit, and the Xbone was ridiculous. It's one thing to do what they wanted to do with digitial products, entirely another for physical products.

DRM is a joke, it does not stop piracy. Shall we look at ubisoft? Constant server authentication or you can't play. Yea you know that single player game you just got? Their server down on a holiday? Yea you can't play for days until they get someone in to fix it because they just don't care.

But yea guys, DRM is a good thing. Yea my ass.
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Auron32 Apr 20, 14
okay then genius, why did Micro$haft pull it? simple: they thought they could TELL customers what the customer wanted and it failed. they learnt a lesson that other companies need to learn, do NOT dictate your customers needs and wants.

they pulled it because the outrage was too great, they KNEW it would lose sales and therefore MORE money than they would get if they DID use it.

but yes, its mainly a PC issue here, and like said, its only legit users that really get effected, more BS to load on start, more stuff to go wrong and for what? a few weeks later the pirates crack it, i dont want companies wasting money on something that is clearly not working.
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