|QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Nov 28 2008, 21:55)|
My point was it is console brats stealing PC software, they buy the game for their precious console (because it is too difficult to mod) then just steal the PC version when it comes out. Just like you suggested in your post, you feel that because you paid some money to run a game on ONE system you should be able to steal the PC version. Tell me if you buy another console will you go into a shop and steal a copy of GTA 4 that works on that console too ?
Now of course their main concern is money they are a business. That is how capitalism works they provide a product and we decide whether that product suits our needs and we pay for it. As for your assertion that you are sending a stronger message by pirating the game, that is pure idiocy all you are doing is strengthening their reasoning for putting DRM on the game and leaving the PC hanging when it comes to releases. Now just imagine how much stronger your message would be if you didn't pirate the game. You would then be saying "your DRM hurts your pockets so give me the game without DRM and I will pay for it".
No by stealing their software you totally invalidate your argument. It's like saying "I am going on a hunger strike" and then making sure you have three square meals a day. If you feel so strongly about the protection then by all means do not buy the game. But show some balls and put your money where your mouth is and don't pirate the game either. I mean if Rockstar is treating you so shoddily why would you want to play their game at all then ? The fact of the matter is you are just using the DRM as an excuse for stealing the software pure and simple. It has f*ck all to do with "defending my rights as a customer" and everything to do with you being a cheap ass thief.
Well here is a clue for you keep stealing the software and it won't just get worse it will get non-existent. Now I totally agree with you this DRM is pathetic and a complete waste of time. However it isn't a strong enough issue for me to boycott the game, if it was I would have the guts to completely boycott it and would not resort to being a common thief
No one said the game was bad. People just want to play the damn game and not be bothered with the rest of that crap, and they're going to pirate it for that reason as well. SecuROM is not stopping piracy, its just giving people more of a reason to pirate it. No ones actually "boycotting" this game and no ones starting a protest. Legitimate customers simply want to play and not have to jump through hoops, and if that means stealing it then thats what a lot of people are going to do. Its the same no matter which way you look at it. I have no problem paying for GTA, its a great series and a great game, but im not gonna pay for intrusive software thats going to hinder game play. All I want is the game, no more no less.