|QUOTE (extender @ Nov 30 2008, 02:14)|
|QUOTE (mad1723 @ Nov 30 2008, 02:09)|
| I couldn't care less they use SecuRom... it's probably just an excuse for you guys to crack it anyway. It would have used no protection, you would have cracked it anyway. I don't care if it uses 20 protections, as long as I don't have to activate 20 times to make it work. If I have to activate it, fine! Register on GFWL? Good, I wanted to register for other games! Register on Rockstar Social Club? Nice, I wanted to upload my cool vids over there! I mean come on people, it's fair from companies to protect their games, since everybody's cracking and pirating it these days. They can ask for people a bit of protection to avoid them losing millions and never come back to the PC world! |
They've done excellent efforts in putting better graphics, along with video editor and bigger multiplayer. What do you care if the game is more protected against piracy?
Because some people from here are: a) People who don't have a job
b) minors and their parents wont buy this game for them
so that makes them to DL pirated/cracked version of the game.
I'm sure you are right to some degree, however, my perception is actually the opposite, I think most people that despise the DRM are more mature/older gamers with plenty of disposable income -- just take more considerations into account about where to spend it.
Many gamers that fall into that category like to have control over their software, in addition to hardware, and don't like to simply forfeit that control to combat something (the industry claim anyway) that, by most indications, is not very effective. Or these gamers are more meticulous about their machines and don't like having software such as SecureROM installed. I personally don't fall into the latter scenario, but it makes sense to me, everyone is different, some people are more "hands-on" with their machines and gaming rigs.
In addition, I think gamers that can forgo a title because of the contingencies it brings would seem to be an indication that they succumb less to hype and instant gratification (not
saying people indifferent to the contingencies are incapable), there's nothing that's a *must have*, and patience can be used to wait for more acceptable conditions for purchase, or simply never playing the title.
Obviously, ages/incomes of all kinds will be on both sides
of the fence, it's only a generalization based on my own perception, which is no better than anyone else's but just wanted to mention it to you anyway.