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JT gAnGstA May 26, 08
Well, this will certaintly help. I just dont think the general public will be ok with mandatory limits on there machines
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skatcat31 May 26, 08
HAHAHAHAHA HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!!!! HURRAY!!!!

TBH, computer makers are going to the past hoping it'll help hte future. Idiots. In the past they used an increption device pllugged into a hotswap port. Unfortinatly, people developed emulators. Can anyone else see history repeat itself with this? I can for myself.

Considering people can unpack applications, this isn't to much of a threat. It could deffinatly spawn off piracy for some time, but it WILL fail. They also said that steam and SecureRom were perfect. Those get cracked with horus of being released now. Even when updated with new regimens. Really the only way yo ucould do this, is have an image BURNT onto hte disk that provided adn unique set of corrupt data, that's then registered in the application and checked to see if it is amongst other used disks. Of course that method only works if they plan to not use it for an installation only disk, because fair play laws dictate that I can get a copy of a disk from a buddy if my copy is broken. plus if hte image gets scratched, even a little bit, you're *bleep*xed. In all reality this is jsut going ot be another emulator produced and used to get aroound piracy.
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chautemoc May 26, 08
I'm not sure it will. If it did happen and all computers were like this, I'd stick with my old computer and just play whatever I could, but that's me and I can be stubborn/easy to please.
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chautemoc May 26, 08
skatcat31> Thanks for the knowledge.
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VeGiTAX2 May 26, 08
If they're already bypassing current drive lock methods on the market using VM then this is nothing that will stop them in the long run.

The chip itself isn't bad, being able to encrypt drives to your chip exclusively is handy in a laptop especially if you're carrying valuable information on the drive, unfortunately if I recall correctly only higher priced versions of Vista are supporting this. (although you could go OEM and pay a fraction of the cost)

Presently they mention the chip being in a variety of uses, be it on a mainboard or soon integrated into the bridge itself. The thing they don't mention is that outside of laptops the adopting rate isn't exactly booming, my guess is that bridge integration is probably their only way of trying to establish some level of consistency in implementation.

It's doubtful that it'll take off like they hoped, things such as Starforce have had years to make something to take advantage of this and they haven't made such a move. It seems more or less that Bushnell is just that inept about hardware around him hoping to raise some attention around his drowning company that'll soon be completely bought out by Infogrames.
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chautemoc May 26, 08
I thought they were already bought out by Infogrames? I'm reading they are currently a 'wholly owned subsidiary' of Infogrames, making them (Infogrames), the parent company. But I dont know if thats different.
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VeGiTAX2 May 26, 08
They bought a large chunk in the past, on May 1st they established they'd be taking over the rest of the company though with a complete buyout. Usually these things take around 6-9 months to figure out so he has a good span to just kind of run in the public for attention before he becomes president of the casual games division.
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ryu750 May 27, 08
like this matters this will be cracked or Hacked with a few weeks..LOL
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VeGiTAX2 May 27, 08
Probably best to understand the difference between something integrated into the bridge chip that allows your motherboard to operate and your basic securom protection package before making statements like that.
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