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DRM was to stop cloning of the games and multiple distribution. The check in was simply to check the licenses of the games on the console.

This has been common practice on the PC since the 90's, the way they should have done it is with product keys like they did years ago.

15d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I agree, i thought you were saying kids should not be allowed to spend money on anything lol.

My bad, i misread.

To coin a good old phrase from my childhood when i asked for something "you get what your given" lol.

18d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

"Under no circumstance should a child account be able to spend any money."

I feel sorry for your kids, jeez.

So your against giving kids pocket money, and allowing them to buy xbox credit if they want a game?

Some parents may have children that have bank accounts, i had one when i was a child. This is a good tool to educate kids on the value of money, and not letting them spend what they want.

18d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment


"I should be able to access them offline. This isn't a difficult concept to grasp."

Your right it is not, but you need to be online to get the story missions, how can you do that if your offline?

From DICE themselves :-

"Specifics about how this is going to manifest weren’t shared, but the developer said the story of the game’s world will evolve with every new season."

18d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment


You really do come up with some corkers.

No one was for the Xbox One being always online at the launch, your just making that up.

In today's day and age (2021 if you forgot the year) consoles are always online, but there is no need for DRM, because there is no longer game sharing. (Even though DRM is present on all consoles with digital purchases, even the beloved Sony playstation) The Series X is always online, as...

18d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yep, just like the PS5 tech demo, no game on the market as of yet uses UE5 or any of the features

18d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

"groomed into the best Naughty Dog."

Lol, no they should just focus on what they do, and not try to mimic other studios.

18d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Re-core was a massively under-rated game in my opinion, i quite enjoyed it.

18d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment


"An apologist for what Microsoft was going to do."

When did i say what they wanted to do was a good thing? You just knee-jerked, got triggered, and spewed nonsense. I just outlined their always-online model, i never said i agreed with it, but props for attempting to make out i said something i did not.

"Nice try trying to make DRM 2013 look good. It didn't work."

Again, i was ...

18d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

The tech demo has not been shown yet??....

18d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment


"The demo was built for the ps5 on the ps5 lol"

Ok, so can we say that this tech demo is "built for the Series X, on the Series X" then?

To run something on a platform, you have to build it for that platform lmao, if the features are the same, and it is the same engine, then how is it specifically "built" for the PS5? something that is specifically built for a platform would include features not a...

18d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment


"I guarantee you this demo was only made because of the popularity of the Sony demo"

No, it is quite simply showcasing their next project, nothing to do with Sony. The coalition have always used Unreal Engine, Epic games used Gears of War to showcase Unreal Engine, a game developer showing screenshots/trailers of a game using UE5 is exactly what it is. (the coalition is former epic games devs)

To tie this as...

19d ago 1 agree5 disagreeView comment

I'm 39 and i might get one, they can add my name to their "spreadsheet" also :p

19d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

That is by far the most idiotic statement i have read today

"Microsoft is so pathetic in their obvious attempts to copy Sony."

What? So does that mean any studio, that shows a screenshot or trailer of their game in UE5, they are "copying Sony"?

"Sony had a UE 5 prerelease demo, so Microsoft decided they needed a demo too"

Sigh.. someone else that thinks the UE5 demo was specifically built...

19d ago 2 agree14 disagreeView comment

I'm with you, there is no SP campaign, it is a multiplayer only online game, so not sure why the push for an offline mode..... then that would be a SP campaign....

19d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

The 24hr check in was only needed though due to the game sharing policy they were trying to push. This was due to having the ability to buy a game, and share it with 5 friends/family members for life, without them ever needing to buy it, in order to do this they had to implement some form of DRM.

If not for that, there would be no need for a check-in.

The confusion was caused, when they were not transparent on why and how this would work, to find out you ...

19d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

From an Xbox gamers point of view, i have only witnessed things get better over the years.


They have released games though, the only difference is the focus and direction.

Sony chose to release PS5 exclusive games at launch, something they are now backtracking on and realising it was not the smartest business move, as the install base just is not there yet.

Microsoft chose to support both consoles in para...

19d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

1 - Kinect was dropped due to backlash from the gaming community, and no 3rd party support.
2 - Who is Lionheart? I guess you mean Lionhead that were closed (not killed) due to not releasing anything or developing anything noteworthy for years, fable legends was garbage (i can say that with confidence, i was in the Alpha)
3 - Buying Bethesda (which in fact they did not do, they bought Zenimax Media) was not a risk, it was good business.
4 - They will not release a V...

19d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Good job i have a massive shovel for said games :p

19d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

As much as that is more or less true, for some reason, everyone is against anything always online when it comes to gaming.

Take Xbox one launch for instance, their plan was for the console to be always online, in order to do mass game sharing etc (share games with 5 family members), sharing was the sole need for the 24hr DRM check.

They did not go that route due to backlash (even though the xbox's are always online anyway lmao)

I wo...

19d ago 2 agree6 disagreeView comment