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Submitted by plainviewisfinished 942d ago | opinion piece

DRM Doesn't Work

"I had my copy of SimCity ready to be installed and I was eager to play. At the designated time of release, I entered my 25-digit product key and hit the download button. Nothing happened. The download servers were already at peak capacity and no one could download the game they had purchased. Luckily, I had a physical copy of the game, so I did something I haven’t done since probably 2005: I put a physical game disc in my disc drive and installed it from there. Around fifteen minutes later my install was complete and I was ready to start playing SimCity. Nope, that definitely didn’t happen." (Industry, PC, SimCity)

Godmars290  +   942d ago
Of course it works.
It drives legitimate customers towards piracy.

Isn't that what it was suppose to do?

Though seriously, need to stop looking at the next Xbox and pay more attention to 3rd party publishers like Ubisoft. They're suppose to be trying to work in a DRM like its an actual component of games like Stray Dogs and AC4 but that wont change the fact that the game wont be playable offline.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   942d ago
Yes. It only encourages piracy.
MadMen  +   942d ago
I support this articles message.
kma2k  +   942d ago
Every time i hear drm doesnt work I imagine that being told to the big ceo type guys & there resonse is covering there ears & running away
josephayal  +   942d ago
DRM is the worst thing in the gaming industry
ATi_Elite  +   942d ago
I thought BAD Games were the worst thing in the gaming industry.
ATi_Elite  +   942d ago
The DRM in GTAIV PC was so bad that Gamers were just buying the Game and INSTANTLY applying the CRACK. At one point in time it almost seemed as if the Crack came with the Game.

I think some Publishers are getting better with DRM and have a good understanding of how it should work and not screw up the game but if they have no clue then just use Steam's DRM.

Making a mediocre game and spending more time on DRM than Game development is silly. Good games make money.
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OrangePowerz  +   942d ago
DRM can work if done right. Steam is one big DRM application as example.
pop-voxuli  +   942d ago
I've been reading online about how if M$ does indeed implement the always on/no used games crap they will wait till its hacked and/or help hack it and use it for nothing but pirated games just to send a message to M$, Not sure if I'll go that far but I'm tempted.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   942d ago
DRM Yo face publishers and developers.

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