Pc gamers who have had their fill of online activation headaches with Windows will be pretty miffed to hear the latest anti-piracy scheme being dreamed up by top games publishers.
Ive got mass effect on my xbox 360 and its already giving me headaches with the frame-rate problems and the glitches
There are a few quick solutions to your problems with your copy of Mass Effect. Stop playing it,sell it or give it away.
mass effect is a very good game. some issues, yes. but i love the story and cant wait to continue the story.
why dont you just quit playing then ?
rather then getting headaches and stuff why dont you play your PS3 ?
wonder what the answer is ....
And you know... they wonder why people pirate things. Why not just go back to ye olde days of CD Keys. I'll feel less inclined to steal if it's sold for a reasonable price, and doesn't have crap like this. Seriously, you address the reasons why people steal (ie, don't have $60 to shell out on new games all the time) and fix it. (ergo drop the prices) For all the crap Joe Average gamer had to deal with Crysis's super graphics, it was still affordable.
My only complaint is ... secuRom - actions are rather bad and have been known to cause lockups with other systems on PCs.
as for: Cutting prices to stop piracy.
1) games cost more so retail price is more. 40-> 60$ is a fair price range now. So saying make em cheaper - means make then smaller less cost intensive to begin with.
People will point out stardock games because they are cheap and have no DRM but they are made cheap and fast (good but with about 1/10 the budget of most PC games now) 1/10 the cost means a lower price point.
People who complain about a contact scheme... hope you don't use Valve for anything.
2) A contact scheme seems fine - it doesn't hurt the consumer and it really is less then what Steam does already (which everyone raves about Oo;;;)
3) Disc codes don't work as everyone shares em on the interweb now.
XP/Vista/Windows Server/Mac OS
4) locked to a machine once installed is not that different than what you get in any Commercial OS now.
in otherwords - this is really not any different than before
Lol, that's why I don't pc game anymore... not worth my money & time...
I'll take the sofa + HDTV + wireless controller any day of the week !
To think that a company would treat their customers in this way. Not only is their DRM inconvenient to legitimate owners of their game, it could lock you out of using the game (until you get internet access).
I will not buy another Bioware product, as I can see that the company cares only for its profit and NOT its consumers. I regret buying Mass Effect new for 360 now. I said it before with Mass Effect on 360 and how glitchy and skippy it is (framerate issue) and say it again. Avoid all Bioware products!!! The company has taken a dive. Abandon ship!
Wish Blizzard would make more games. Their latest thing, if you have the cd-key for your old game, you can download the game for FREE again. This is unmatched unsolicited customer service!!!
is it time for another EA boycott?
So PC pirates are pissed off because Mass Effect PC is to hard to pirate? But yet their PC's are connected to the net, so they can cry about Mass Effect DRM in forums and comment sections.
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