|QUOTE (mkey82 @ Nov 28 2008, 13:45)|
|QUOTE (Killuminati91 @ Nov 28 2008, 15:26)|
| they are not trying to prevent piracy... the game industry is a f*cked up business. they are trying to kill the used-sales market right now:|
drm and so on... I was going to buy this game without a single doubt but now i hestitate. I have to see if it uses activations...
In publishers eyes second hand games are nothing better then piracy. I.e. for each copy moved they don't see a dime.
that's one of their favorite arguments, bus, as many others arguments, and that's also true for some arguments used by majors of music and cinema, it's wrong, or at less innacurate
somebody buy a game, when he has finished the game, he sold it to somebody, with the money he got, plus some bucks of his own, he can get a new freshly released game, and then it goes again
everybodies was happy, people with many money bought many game, people with less money bought some games then sold them and buy others games, and the people with almost no money could sometimes buy some second-hand games
when idiots learnt about the second-hand market, they didn't think (because they're idiots), so they believed they didn't get money from this market, but this is wrong
|All in all, what did you expect?|
The game is gonna be hugely popular so they must do something to prevent the disaster that everyone will just pirate it.
Stop calling it DRM, it doesn't limit your installs or anything!
1-DRM is not just about limited installs, go learn somethings
2-yeah, this protection is DRM, and they know it ("this is not different from what itunes make")
3-you'll be surprised, but you can make a popular game, and even a much downloaded game, and still get many many sells (and many many many money)
ex: oblivion, simple CD-check, didn't cost money to the developpers, didn't add rootkits, sh*twares etc...on your computer, and still a best-seller
|Those playing GTA 4 with an illegally hacked version have, according to Rockstar, to fear that the game will not be fully playable|
Does this mean features in the game will be limited?
no, that's mean R* is using FUD
|QUOTE (RandomRant @ Nov 28 2008, 17:41)|
|QUOTE (amisnaru @ Nov 28 2008, 17:25)|
| The game is gonna be hugely popular so they must do something to prevent the disaster that everyone will just pirate it. |
This does not counter piracy. Stop making such stupid claims until you bring up a reasonable study or whatever argument that such type of copy protection reduces illegal copies. Currently it even seems to be the opposite: http://torrentfreak....-to-drm-080913/
Well, actually I meant that that is how Rockstar must justify their copy protection.
Not my own little personal fact.
Yeah, I should've said it in my post, but I'm tired and I'm foreign
so.. seems like nothing counters piracy?
you also can't stop people from having car accidents, that doesn't mean you have to add a policeman in every car to prevent from speeding
still, if you want sell games, earn money, you can just make good games, with no sh*tty protections, ho surprising! it will sells good
or you can make crappy games, add sh*tty protections, and blame the world that the game didn't sell very well because of the downloaders (you know who y am talking about?
|GTA IV PC also requires a number of software installations, including Games For Windows, Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer, SecuROM and our Rockstar Games Social Club application.|
sweet!! i misses some sh*twares on my computer
|I'm hoping for a repeat of the Spore incident. In fact, SecuROM (and EA's attitude) has caused a LOT of crap with The Sims 2. I'm devestated to hear that Take 2 and Rockstar are using this truly atrocious software. Here's a site that has some info on it: http://www.the-prism.com/|
Seriously, you do NOT want SecuROM on your computer. Boycott it. Buy it and use a pirate version. Anything! Just do not get this piece of crap on your machine, using any means necessary. It's notorious for destroying hardware and causing all sorts of performance problems. DO NOT WANT.
I was seriously considering buying this, but after the crap I've been through with other (EA) games I'm keeping away.
also, for the lazy people:SecuROM: The Giant Guide V2.2
(except the pros is wrong, as stated up ahead link
Edited by DOUDOU, 28 November 2008 - 06:28 PM.