Real Talk: The reason EA has tons of DRM in games is because you people PIRATE
I think most people here arenīt against DRM mainly but rather how it inevitably greatly hurts the paying customer and not the pirate. Sure the pirates might have to wait a few weeks for their free copy, but itīs us paying customers who get shafted. I've spent $60 and I can't use the service I paid for because of EAs incompetence, not because of pirates
Pretty sure Chris Brown said something similar to the topic title when he talked to Rihanna.
"I'm not doing anything wrong. You just make me mistreat you."
"Our online requirement DRM isn't wrong. You paying customers just make us do this."
The last time a Tiger took a beating this bad his wife had a 5 iron.
If it wasn't for a long history on the PC of PC gamers cracking, pirating, cheating, duping items, hacking and/or otherwise breaking the EULA/ToS of many games, companies like EA, Activision, and Blizzard wouldn't have been FORCED to add highly restrictive DRM, always-online restrictions, and other redundancies.
the real reason is because its easier to access the microtransaction shops and online dlc shops so they can sell litteraly more junk, quickier. Think about it a little. accessing in game real money item that you can buy, then buy it fast makes the buyer think about it less, maxing the profit of EA.
Its not even about pirating. The pirating is just an excuse so EA can push down junk into our throats. They always pressing the citrus till no juice left and they always have their hand on your wallet.
That is why I now pirate all EA games. the more they do this, the more I will pirate them. They dont deserve my money. And Sim City sucks anyway.. They will probably want to sell more map space in game for real money.
And btw I dont pirate when the gamers are respected. For example, CD Projekt Red games.
Yet somehow DVDs are still very profitable.. yet prone to the exact same thing. Somehow knock offs just can move into the market of name brands. This type of behaviour has always been around...with or without the restrictions. So yeah..no
If good things come to those who wait - arn't they just the leftovers of those who got there first?
There is not good or bad, just perspective and opinion.
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Teremei posted...lol. Yet DRM free pay to own sites like gog.com seem to be growing and doing very well.
Gog is owned by CD Projekt, the developers of the Witcher games. While the first might not qualify as "AAA" (a moronic label), the second game certainly does and was released on gog simultaneously with steam and retail. The game flopped so hard it outsold the first witcher, and the third witcher game is getting a bigger budget and will follow the same release pattern.
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KingRajesh posted...If it wasn't for a long history on the PC of PC gamers cracking, pirating, cheating, duping items, hacking and/or otherwise breaking the EULA/ToS of many games, companies like EA, Activision, and Blizzard wouldn't have been FORCED to add highly restrictive DRM, always-online restrictions, and other redundancies.
They don't deserve your money yet you're willing to play their games. Its just a convenient excuse for you. How about finding a company you like and playing their games? There is definitely no shortage of videos games produced by other companies out there.
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From: KingRajesh | #038
Drippy89 posted...Lol. EA is "greedy"? They're a corporation, which is LEGALLY BOUND to their shareholders to do whatever it takes to make money. Calling EA greedy is basically saying that all corporations are greedy, which would be true, but isn't something that is exclusive to EA.
Please explain how locking things behind counters affects consumers after they buy them.
Haha, no, just no.
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