Broken anti-piracy techniques do not work, as this video shows. They do nothing but infuriate customers and encourage them to pirate future games.
This is a catch 22 if I ever saw one.
its so true tho copyprotection sucks rocks and does nothing to slow down piracy. As a matter of fact the only thing it does do is turn off more peeps to pc gaming... No wonder a mediocre ps3 exclusive like Haze outsells a huge title like the new conan mmo LOL
I have never had a problem with this sort of thing. And PC gaming is my number 1 platform of choice. Been a PC gamer since the mid 90s.
its happened to me, i had daemon running an image of diablo 2 and starcraft, i made an image cause i want to be able to play in an instant... i was dumb enough to buy a pc tower with a face plate, cause it looked kewl, well ya looks great, but when u replace a disc is just another damn chore to do, anyways fear did that to me too, the orginal detected daemon, so i had to crack fear, speaking of which i just noticed is not on my desktop and cannot find it..... i hope he don't buy mass effect...lol....well i gtg look for my copy of fear now, dunno wtf i did with it.... edit: woot found it lol, scared me there for a bit lol.
Armake21 makes a good point.
You know what pisses me off about buying a PC game from a store they always tell me that if it dosent work I cannot give it back. But they still give me a reciept after buying the game, what the hell is the reciept for if I cannot bring the game back if it dosent work on my PC? I have a high spec PC that will play any of the games out now but sometimes I encounter a game that wont work because of securom and other copy protections. No wonder there is so much PC game piracy
I feel for the honest people out there but, the way things work is, Humans rarely get rewarded for good behavior, they are punished moreso for others mistakes/actions. just like Insurance and everything out there with Premiums..
this crap has been going on or a very long time. nothing new here. 1 word. Steamworks. that is all.
this happens to my battlefront 2 game
do u mean battlefield 2 or Star Wars Battlefront, i own all BF's and both star wars Battlefronts, never had an issue, not that i can recall
I've said it before, and i'll say it again. Trying to stop piracy is like trying to stop people from using drugs. If a person really wants to, they'll find a way to do the drug. Just like they'll find a way to crack the copy protection. Video Game consoles are what you would call a Closed System. Yet piracy even happens on them. For the current gen consoles all you need is a Modchip to play pirated games on the Console..(Excluding the PS3, which is taking much longer to crack due to the use of Blueray, and it's very VERY complicated hardware/software.) And that modchip costs about as much as 1 game to buy and install. After that, all you need to do is download the games and burn them to DVD's. Which is quite an easy task. In the past, many consoles didn't even need a Modchip.. You could install a hacked firmware on the original Xbox so that it could play pirated games and also was open to a whole slew of very cool homebrew applications. (I still use my original XBOX as my media center.. I burn a few movies onto a single DVD, and play it on XBMediaCenter.) With the first Playstation..All it took was a simple disc swapping trick lol.. Point is, Copy Protection is futile. Even if you made the game checkup on a server every minute, and had some crazy encryptions and anti hack techniques.. Crackers WILL find a way to either remove that system, or trick it, into thinking it's working.
"The pirate F****** version works better than the F****** retail version" well said my man, well said,
Nice to see someone point this sh*t out though.
Certainly, but I mean, it IS justified. He paid two times the money for the same game and neither version worked because of anti-piracy. This happened to me with Need for Speed.
I've been a PC gamer for around 14 years now, and 9/10 times its just more convieniant to pirate my games, not that i dont want to pay as i have no problem paying for a game, or for monthly subscription costs for that matter! Now the reason why a unfairly judged game like Haze outsells a great new MMO; such as Age of Conan, is simply because as it stands now, and i think most Hardcore gamers; aligned either to Ps3 or 360 will agree on, is that gaming is a fashion right now, hence all the casuals, and the PC is not a casual gaming platform. Yes, it does have casual games, but most PC gamers will be Hardcore.
i pirate to try, if i like, i buy, i pirated hellgate london, great game, ill pick it up, but its no longer installed, but some i don't, like [email protected] games, i buy everyone that comes out, if it has [email protected] in the name ill buy...
http://www.videogamer.com/n... http://www.actiontrip.com/r... http://www.actiontrip.com/r... http://www.pixelrage.org/ne... I mean the game sold 400k in about a week and currently at almost a MILLION worldwide, i doubt Haze sold even half that much in such a short time, Where's all this crap coming from? Conan is outselling most other games everywhere else worldwide especially in EU, I mean it outsold GTA4 for pete's sake, It even outsold Haze in most other regions, I only managed to find one article about Haze edging out Age of Conan and that was in US for just one week sales
I bought games from Steam.
what about digital downloads because them are in the same boat!
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