DRM Will Ruin The Gaming Industry

DRM sucks. Period. There are too many examples of why forcing DRM on gamer’s is a bad thing. Just look at what happened to Cim City and Diablo 3.

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FrigidDARKNESS1993d ago

DRM will save the industry and get it back to profitability. Once thst happens you will start seeing new game studios flourishing. A no DRM has damaged the industry and destroyed studios and margins and gamestop has been robbing the industry for 15 years billions.

Qrphe1993d ago

I'm a publisher, and I feel your pain man

Pro Racer1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

DRM was fine for PC games when all you needed was to enter a one-time activation key and never have to deal with it again. Since then, DRM has evolved into a much more intrusive and cumbersome beast.

Every major publisher is now trying to capitalize on the DRM craze by introducing their own client software which you are forced to run to play the game. No longer can you enjoy the hassle-free experience of launching a game from the desktop without having to wait for a client to boot up and verify that you own the game - every time.

Always-online is the next big thing the industry is trying to force us upon us. Sim City still hasn't changed, despite all the backlash it's received. BF3 requires an internet browser to launch the single-player portion of the game. Whether we like it or not, this is the grim future of the gaming industry, and we're all along for the ride.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1993d ago

Gtfo frigid darkness , drm is the enemy to gamers and evryone has to stand up to the instrusive BS that is drm its not welcome and never will be.

Muffins12231993d ago

But you already has begun!!What never will be has happened already....why are people hating drm?I see so much hate but no reasons besides the sim city incident

zeal0us1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

Either you are trolling or just plain s...... A 70billion dollar industry ( ) doesn't need saving. If profits are down its because these greedy companies are bastardizing games just to make a quick profit. Which result less gamers buying the game their games. Either that or they're shooting themselves in the foot with insane budgets for their AAA games. Which result in their games needing to sell a insane amount to be deem a success(ex Tomb Raider, Dead Space 3 or etc).
What happen when the server that checks your game is down?

Blackdeath_6631993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

same, not sure where this "industry is doomed" idea is coming from or if there is evidence or an article of some sort that has indicated or led to this idea.

i think DRM is an area both MS and sony have yet to investigate properly i think current attempts at DRM are incomplete, not very well thought out and is hurting the consumer and leading to a less enjoyable gaming experience. also current attempts at DRM has been met by so much opposition from gamers that any positive uses it may have had will be hard to implement in the future without creating huge upset. it was to early for DRM in my honest opinion feels like it was just slapped to make money rather than benefit the industry that is supposedly in crisis

SignifiedSix911993d ago

Bring on the DRM! Gamestop needs to die anyways with their scams.