Lets talk DRM? v.realtalk

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  1. Fareo

    Fareo New Member

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    With how extreme this is getting in the video game genre of entertainment (example) something obviously needs to be done to control digital copies better.

    But how?

    Whats been tired already?

    What has worked?

    What hasnt worked?

    List your idea for an ideal DRM solution?

    *Discuss*
     
  2. Fareo

    Fareo New Member

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    So if you buy a disc game you get the rights to that disc, which can be used in anyones system, because its your disc and they can track that (ish). However when you do this, it can only be used in 1 place at a time because you only have 1 disc? What if DRM worked this way? You could download the game anywhere but only one person could be logged into each copy at a time? Imagine if 5 friends threw down on a game and they all wanted to play it but they had to wait? That would be frustrating, it would probably provoke them to just buy it themselves the same way sharing a disc would. But for someone who has more then one system in their house or if they wanna bring it over for a family event for them to try it, this would be great.

    it clearly has its flaws, but i think it could work? :dunno:

    what do you guys think?
     
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    you just described Steam, lol. maybe console developers should take a hint and try it out as well
     
  4. Fareo

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    i know, thats what i mean brah :o

    but not as a new service like steam but rather the PSN and Live adapting methods similar to this?
     
  5. WyldKat

    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    The only "DRM" that actually works are subscription based games.
     
  6. poin

    poin OT Supporter

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    Doesn't matter. DRM or any tech solution will eventually be cracked.

    Accessibility is what devs and publishers should focus on. People would be happy to pay especially with an easy/convenient service like Ateam. I can pirate all the music if I looked hard enough but I'm lazy and want someone else to maintain it.
     
  7. HipHopHead

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    Ubisoft's is working so far, ACII has still not been cracked as of a few days ago.

    May be shitty for the consumer but it's working.
     
  8. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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  9. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Is that the same system they applied to Silent Hunter V? Where you have to be online and logged in to play the game?
     
  10. HipHopHead

    HipHopHead Well-Known Member

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    yeah
     
  11. Wthermans

    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    Yep. All Ubisoft games will be like this from now on. Apparently a lot of Australian users are having trouble connecting to Ubisoft's servers. I really don't understand how they think that the sales they'll gain from stopping pirates will offset the costs to maintain their servers and the bad publicity over this intrusive system. Plus the loss of any customers that don't have reliable broadband. I'd love to know what their costs to get this thing going and keep it running are.
     
  12. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    Not even Steam can combat piracy:rofl:
     
  13. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    :bowrofl:Ateam
     
  14. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    the best form of DRM is to distribute it in a way that is extremely convenient for people to buy it and then they won't want to steal it quite as much. hence why steam is so good. also, making games with exciting multiplayer modes is key to avoiding piracy because pirated games don't usually work online.

    :o
     
  15. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    Also demos that show off core features and gameplay. Tons of videos and screenshots don't cut it, I have to experience it too.
     
  16. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    yeah no shit. demos that are near-final especially...not some alpha shit.
     
  17. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    Funny conflict I ran into tonight. Modern Securom games won't run if you have process explorer running.
     
  18. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    And if they ARE alphas/betas they better be fucking polished. The BLUR beta felt like a fucking complete game to me:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  19. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    PC gaming is so fucked:rofl:
     
  20. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    yeah, it was solid. I did one race and quit though, because there was only one other person in the lobby at the time. :o
     
  21. Wolf Demon

    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    Get in a game with 20 people and it's fucking CHAOS:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  22. Wthermans

    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    I really don't think it's too much to ask for developers to give PC gamers a demo. We can't rent games or buy them used so we're already stuck having to make sure that the purchase is really worth it. Once we buy it, there's no turning back. Not true for console users. That alone is a big reason people pirate games.

    But that's a different topic. :o
     
  23. Fotenks

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    Valve and Bethesda games sell really well and have basically non-existent drm :dunno:
     
  24. WyldKat

    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    Because they're all typically quite good. Same with Stardock games and they have no DRM at all.
     
  25. Stilgar1973

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    Both sides clearly go off the deep end.

    On the one side we have companies suing there best customers. WTF???
    On the other side we have dorks saying that companies don't deserve to protect there work and intellectual property. Both sides need to come towards the middle a bit.

    The day is quickly approaching where in order to play a game you will need to be connected to the net.
     

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