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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#41
LaManoNeraII posted...
Steam itself is literally DRM

http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

CEG isn't particularly strong when it comes to DRM. If they were really really concerned they'd beef it up so it would be more annoying and then start scaring legit customers into piracy.

http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/828940421766660069/

I'm not sure if that guy can be trusted for sure but according to him it's pretty trivial to bypass steam's CEG.
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BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#42
If you borrow a single player game from a friend, beat it and give it back, is that piracy?
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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#43
BrokenMachine85 posted...
If you borrow a single player game from a friend, beat it and give it back, is that piracy?

I'm sure the big corporations who own all the intellectual property would see it as a lost sale at the very least.

These kinds of businesses also fought against the VCR and cassette tape recorders as instruments of piracy back in the day, and none of those big corporations went bankrupt as the result of someone recording a movie off of HBO or recording their favorite song off the radio, or even dubbing a tape that a friend bought.

Piracy is the boogeyman to big businesses.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#44
arleas posted...
BrokenMachine85 posted...
If you borrow a single player game from a friend, beat it and give it back, is that piracy?

I'm sure the big corporations who own all the intellectual property would see it as a lost sale at the very least.

These kinds of businesses also fought against the VCR and cassette tape recorders as instruments of piracy back in the day, and none of those big corporations went bankrupt as the result of someone recording a movie off of HBO or recording their favorite song off the radio, or even dubbing a tape that a friend bought.

Piracy is the boogeyman to big businesses.

This is basically all piracy is.
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User Info: Setzera

Setzera
2 months ago#45
captsplatter_1 posted...
Soooo, bring back demos then.

Honestly this.

I bought Project Cars 1, refunded it after just over an hour because the handling sucked, found out yesterday that it has a demo (Pagani Edition), then after a while of tweaking handling I realized it wasn't the game, it was the settings I had it on, so now I'm actually considering buying it again to give it a fair shot.

2 hour limit forced me to decide quickly, though I agree it's fair amount of time for refunds and I wouldn't suggest extending it because people would abuse it. Having this demo was a game changer.

It won't end piracy, but it would probably cut back on it.

User Info: Born Lucky

Born Lucky
2 months ago#46
I saw "EU", and knew whatever came next would be crap.

Also, if you're too lazy to research your games legitimately, and then pay for the ones that you've decided on, do us all a favor - die quickly and don't reproduce.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#47
Born Lucky posted...
I saw "EU", and knew whatever came next would be crap.

Also, if you're too lazy to research your games legitimately, and then pay for the ones that you've decided on, do us all a favor - die quickly and don't reproduce.

The 'feel' and enjoyment factor of a game is a very personal and subjective one.

Reading about and watching videos about sky diving can't compare to doing it yourself for example.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 months ago#48
Bunch of bull if you ask me.
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User Info: DaedalusEx

DaedalusEx
2 months ago#49
Born Lucky posted...
I saw "EU", and knew whatever came next would be crap.

mucloud posted...
Bunch of bull if you ask me.


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User Info: RainblowDash

RainblowDash
2 months ago#50
Piracy is like a demo. If you like the game then of course you'll be likely to support it officially.
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