This is why I stopped PCgaming: Bioshock 2 = Steam + securom + Live activation

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :ugh: Annoying shit

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/01/20/big-daddy-is-watching-you-bioshock-2-drm/

     
  2. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I hated steam at first but now I love it. And it has it's own built in DRM and anti-cheat stuff, doesn't it? So why all this extra shit too? I REALLY hate SecuROM.
     
  3. Twinturbos101

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    So if you have a pirated copy you just won't have all of those hassles.
     
  4. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Steam is the win because the DRM is seamless and everything is fast and integrated. I won't buy games anymore unless they are on Steam. But Securom and Games for Windows are shitty and redundant.

    Steam = Win
    Securom = Fail
    GFW = Fail
    Gamespy = Fail
     
  5. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    :rofl:


    But True.
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Basically, regular customers will get fucked, pirates won't care, game companies will fuck themselves over yet again, but clueless executives will get to feel good about themselves for "doing something"
     
  7. Fearan

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    Well, looks like I won't be buying it. Some companies just don't learn, do they? :rofl:

    And it'll still be cracked a week before release.
     
  8. Ex Inferis

    Ex Inferis Shut the fuck up OT Supporter

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    Meh. Only hurting/annoying the legit buyers.

    It'll still be pirated.
     
  9. JoeDirte

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    same idea behind GTA4. Just make an offline account
     
  10. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    And then they will blame the gamers for the pirates. And the pirates only did it because they didn't want to deal with the shit that only annoys the gamers.
     
  11. +(ll.ll)+

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    Pirated copy: free and none of those problems.
     
  12. slowbird

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

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    exactly.
     
  13. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I beat about 1/4 of Red Faction Guerilla without making an account but then it wouldn't let me save the game because I didn't have one even though I wasn't online and didn't have internet. I just said fuck it and deleted the shit.
     
  14. Tomash

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    I'm gonna pirate it.
     
  15. Tristero

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    I am ok with steam, its convenient. Lose the disc you can just download it.

    Screw that other shit.
     
  16. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Steam adds convenience and speed, everything else is bullshit.
     
  17. Jester

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    I'm sure it'll be seamless enough on Steam

    I've never had an issue with any title on Steam
     
  18. Jester

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    not that it matters... I'm not gonna play that game anyways :o
     
  19. Twinturbos101

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    IMO the best form of "copy-protection" is having meaningful multiplayer that requires a legit copy.
     
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    I'm going to pirate it on the 360
     
  21. Jester

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    too bad you can't pirate shoes
     
  22. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    At least it has a 15 installation limit. I fucking hate games w/ 5. I actually have to crack my legally purchased through steam copy of Crysis.
     
  23. Jester

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    lol how many fucking computers do you have
     
  24. Variant

    Variant Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty.

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    not a Bioshock fan? I thought the first one was pretty epic, and I don't typically like FPS's. Awesome storyline.
     
  25. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Its the fact that if you don't unauthorized it before reformatting it counts as another installation.
     

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