100°
Submitted by plainviewisfinished 721d 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  +   721d 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.
#1 (Edited 721d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
ApolloTheBoss  +   721d ago
Yes. It only encourages piracy.
MadMen  +   721d ago
I support this articles message.
kma2k  +   721d 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  +   721d ago
DRM is the worst thing in the gaming industry
ATi_Elite  +   721d ago
I thought BAD Games were the worst thing in the gaming industry.
ATi_Elite  +   721d 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.
#6 (Edited 721d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
OrangePowerz  +   721d ago
DRM can work if done right. Steam is one big DRM application as example.
pop-voxuli  +   721d 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  +   721d ago
DRM Yo face publishers and developers.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

6 Free Alternatives To Steam Workshop For Skyrim Mods

2h ago - Valve isn't the only game in town for Skyrim mods. | PC
40°

Mortal Kombat X PlayStation 4 review | Vic B'Stard's State of Play

2h ago - Vic B'Stard writes: "The legendary Mortal Kombat series finally comes to the Playstation 4 and Xb... | PS4
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
30°

Giving life to 15th-century Bohemia in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2h ago - Polygon: Daniel watched from a vantage point that might afford him both the pleasure of detail a... | PC
30°

Crypt of the NecroDancer Review - BlazeKick

2h ago - BlazeKick: Crypt of the NecroDancer is the game I never knew I wanted until I heard about it, and... | PC
40°

Grand Theft Auto V Review | Hooked Gamers

2h ago - HG: Since Grand Theft Auto V first released on consoles in September 2013, I've waited eagerly w... | PC