I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
So, after the whole Sonic Mania Plus controversy, where Denuvo got panic-rushed into the game and as a result broke 2p mode by grinding PC's to a crawl, and the recent arrest of the master Russian who kept cracking the thing, blah blah...…
The question is, why? If crackers are pirating Denuvo games within 24-48 hours anyway, surely there's no benefit to giving legitimate players grief with these mis-steps and slowdowns?
I know they say that if it staves off piracy for 24 hours it was worth it, but then why not patch the thing away after a week given it's now literally redundant code that just hurts performance?
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
World's most disgruntled gamer
6th September 2016
They should, unconditionally.
In the long term, DRM only hinders players who genuinely just want to play games. Look at the recent SafeDisc fiasco and always-online games like Darkspore that are now 100% unplayable because EA was enough of a boob not to care about the game itself.
Whenever possible, I buy from GOG, because they sell games that I can play at any time I freakin' want, even in remote areas. I thereby vote with my wallet, as I vote for DRM-free games.
Plokite_Wolf | Artist & Game Admin | GameFront.com