PC gaming: DRM and piracy

Gamerzines asks: "Does invasive DRM affect your decision to purchase a game?"

"Many of the games that utilise this security measure appear to be pirated quite heavily, so it's proven that DRM technologies don't do the job that they're supposed to do. They don't stem piracy but instead encourage gamers who don't are unhappy with restrictions to download illegal copies to bypass them. That begs the question: why do developers continue to use it?"

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Letros3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Eventually it will be broken, but majority of piracy is done when the game is leaked online before the release date, an example of this is Riddick Dark Athena. After that it's really just by people who would never have bought the game in the first place.

It's easy to blame piracy for poor sales, developers should cater to the demographic, make a quality game, and not expect PC gamers to gobble up console ports. Valve and Blizzard make two entirely different genre of games, and do not have a problem with sales.