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The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings is now DRM-Free

DasReviews writes: "Now here is another reason why we love CD Projekt RED. The company has officially launched their first patch and get this right, they completely removed the game's DRM."

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Warprincess1162309d ago

Anyway i don't understand what the big deal is about DRM. Developers use it to stop pirate.

Motorola2309d ago

Doesnt work anyway. Game was fully cracked before release

BakedGoods2309d ago

The DRM drastically impacted the performance of the game. Loading times were increased from mere seconds to almost minutes on the DRM versions.

The point is, DRM is meant to protect the developer from piracy, yet instead hurts the actually purchasers of the game.

Kon2309d ago

HA! You are a fool if you think DRM stops piracy. Skidrow cracked The Witcher 2 in the first day it came out. DRM is only a nuisance.

RBLAZE19882309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

pirates are the nuisance...no pirates no drm...duh

mirumu2309d ago

But they can't stop pirates so instead DRM ends up only annoying those of us who actually buy games.

awi59512308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

It was DRM free when you bought it from gog.com retards this guy is late. Sorry everyone shut up gog.com doesnt have drm on any of their games thats there policy if you bought it from somewhere else your dumb. On launch date it was DRM free from their site this is just the other companies trying to compete. This is old and sad this isnt a new feature for good old games. My copy i bought on the 17th was drm free and i got a old school rpg for a preorder
bonus.

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Drazz2309d ago (Edited 2309d ago )

I didnt notice any long load times, and I'm not on a juiced up pc.

JsonHenry2308d ago

Where did you get your game? If you got a Steam or digital delivery version then you probably didnt have much to worry about. The DRM slowing down load times was pretty much only for retail copies. Also- the ONLY true DRM free versions are the retail copies now since other than GOG.com version the other DD versions are only accessed by going through a form of DRM to even access the game. (the content deliverers interface)

joydestroy2308d ago

i didn't notice long load times either, but that's because i purchased the DRM-free version direct from gog.com =)

JsonHenry2308d ago

I almost bought the gog.com version. But the retail version came with so much cool stuff I couldn't resist.

Jlv1232309d ago

GOG.com sells it without the DRM so this dosen't really matter anyways DRM only sucks if you have to be online at all times in order to play the game or the kind of DRM where you can only install it to five computers or something like that the worst was old games where you had to have the book in order to get pass certain points of the game and if you didn't have the book you were screwed. Pc games have had cd keys for the longest time and nobody complained about that.

kindi_boy2308d ago

I remember when I bought the first witcher they allowed me to install the game 3 times only (on the same PC). so after a year I tried to install it and I couldn't, I contacted Atari/Direct2Drive/CDPR non of them helped me. So I cracked "my" copy to use the damn game.

john22308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

Sweet mother of Jesus. It links to a different story. My bad. Is there any way to fix it? It seems that I can't edit it and can't delete it anymore.

*****Edit: Update with the right link. You can find the correct story here -> http://www.dasreviews.com/d...

dougr2308d ago

Good now I can pirate it with no problems.

awi59512308d ago

I hope you burn in hell and get herpies you damn pirate scum.

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somerandomdude2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

As if there were before.... Seriously though at least support the small developers. This isn't EA we are talking about.

dougr2308d ago

I was kidding, I don't pirate games. I don't have a computer that can handle the game yet.

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