Gabe Newell on DRM

As most gamers probably already know, software piracy is an issue that developers cannot stop talking about. All these evil scallywags are cutting into their bottom line by hacking, cracking, and uploading big-budget games to the internet, where users can simply download them for free. Cheat Code Central views Valve's solution as the most comprehensive.

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zeal0us2477d ago (Edited 2477d ago )

Heres a list of things that DRM stop

DRM seem like a waste money,resource and etc. Man they could be using that very same money for something more useful.

BakedGoods2477d ago (Edited 2477d ago )


Heres a list of things that DRM stop:

- Paying customers from enjoying their game without jumping through hoops, waiting for DRM-free patches, or putting up with a lag show, ie. framerate-killing DRM.


MintBerryCrunch2477d ago

and then they are dumbfounded when piracy goes on the rise

they go to themselves, "WHY ISN'T IT WORKING?!"

BeastlyRig2477d ago (Edited 2477d ago )

Hey you forgot one!!



zeal0us2477d ago

Silly me, how could I forget the most important one, thx dude.

ATiElite2477d ago

Steam has some pretty non intrusive DRM which most gamers like.

I bought GTAIV and "CRACKED" it because the DRM and the looging in and shite was a pain in the ass. same with most Ubisoft titles. DRM only pisses off those who bought it.

dark-hollow2477d ago

the funny thing that DRM bullshit sometimes ENCOURAGES piracy

zinkabassy2477d ago (Edited 2477d ago )

What the hell,..

I am not going to shit on Steam because I love it,.. but they actually invented this fucking shit with Half-Life 2, fuck them for that,..

d10sfan2477d ago

Steam is DRM in itself, just a bit less annoying and more popular. It still forces you to be online (Ubisoft anyone) unless you use the buggy offline mode and its required to be on whenever you want to play a game.

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