To DRM or not to DRM: That is the gamer's question

2013 is signalling a move to the next generation of video gaming - one that technically began last November with the launch of Nintendo's Wii U. Later this year, Sony and Microsoft are launching their own next-gen systems and the two companies couldn't be any more different when it comes to how to deal with the potential piracy problem.

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360degrees1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

Factually speaking with reference to all currently provided statements and specifications on both the ps3 and Xbox One, it appears that both will be fully embracing and supporting DRM, albeit the Xbox One will be a more active form, while the ps3 will be a more passive method allowing the developers to be the "bad guys" in the eyes of gamers and still resulting in exactly the same DRM. So in reality for the next generation of gaming we will all be supporting digital rights management should we choose to in fact purchase a new console of our choice. For years the battle cry of all gamers has been a resounding "Support the developers with your hard earned dollars and buy new" even going so far as to bastardize pirates who dare to steal money from their very pockets. Well then I am proudly deciding to support the deserving developers by accepting this miniscule DRM, as its very specific purpose in being implemented in next generation of consoles is to ensure the maximum amount of profits for developers by negating used sales.

Vip3r1950d ago

If microsoft advised chopping your left arm off I'd bet you'd do it too.

DRM is nothing more than a cancer upon the gaming industry. It's best over come by super cheap deals like on steam. That way people will be more inclined to buy legal versions and the devs will still make some money.

DRM will do nothing but hamper the users gaming experience and cause rifts between customers/gamers and devs/microsoft.

HammadTheBeast1950d ago

Online passes aren't DRM. So, I'm sorry, but PS4 will not have it.

Saksoy1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

Makes sense

defyenz1950d ago

Well said bro! I think all these people complaining about this whole NO DRM shit is the people who wants it all for free and not knowing they are actually going against supporting the developers.I for one loves buying new. Ohhhh, I'm the first owner. All mine,all mine,all mine! :P

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PFFT1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

DRM will too grace our Precious PS4. Im sorry to say it BUT its the truth. The Sony fanboy god Jack Trenton failed to mention this at the conference. DRM is up to the developers and not up to Sony. Like it or not it will be on PS4. NOT ON ALL games though....... i hope

Virtual_Reality1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

Online Passes, just as PS3 or Xbox 360.


Gravitic1950d ago

Vip3r your dumb, you mention DRM is cancer and Steam in the same sentence, I'm literally laughing right now :>

Vip3r1950d ago

I don't get charged full RRP for my games on Steam.

I can play offline with steam without verifying.

You lose.

xHeavYx1950d ago

Calling someone dumb and using " your" instead of " you're". Oh the irony

Corpser1950d ago

Psn digital games already have drm, same for the "free" games on ps+

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Zodiac1950d ago

Do you even have DRM, Bro?

Mikelarry1950d ago

not to drm but to find a better solution that would not cause me a headache after purchasing your game brand new

PositiveEmotions1950d ago

What kind of question is that of course no one wants drm >_<

Der_Kommandant1950d ago

That's like asking... to fap or not to fap

Mikelarry1950d ago

definitely to FAP > <

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