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DRM should be banned and should be illegal! 53.2% (230)
I don't quite get why they have DRM in RA3 18% (78)
Yeah, I understand why they're doing it. 16.6% (72)
DRM ROXORZ. 12% (52)
Total: 432
Start: 12-22-2008 21:27
Last: 12-29-2008 20:01

 #1 - Posted by: mlord5000 (Member) on 12-22-2008 at 21:46

The DRM is there to make sure that people don't play illeagal copies of the games. If you uninstall the game you get 1 installation back. If life sucks for you so much that you have to format your comp 5 times than tough shit its not EA's fault.

 #2 - Posted by: attackmike (Member) on 12-22-2008 at 22:54

When i buy the game i want it to be mines so that 40 years from now if i feel like playing it i could play it + we get new computer every year.....in my view i think its a scam=p

 #3 - Posted by: sam2d2 (Member) on 12-23-2008 at 03:38

Normally id support something like this but the fact that drm doesnt allow me to play the game is annoying, to play the game i have to log out as admin and log on as another user account. WHY CAN'T I JUST PLAY IT AS ADMIN?!?

 #4 - Posted by: anazonda (Staff) on 12-23-2008 at 05:22

And again I refer to the fact that EA only uses DRM and 5 time install limit to prevent second-hand sales and lesser to prevent piracy.

 #5 - Posted by: gamechaser002 (Member) on 12-23-2008 at 06:38

#3, same applied for Bioshock, but Bioshock rocked so much that people almost didn't give a crap about the five installations also, the Steam release should help alleviate some of the worries since the game key would be bound to someone's account permanently

 #6 - Posted by: JohnWE (Staff) on 12-23-2008 at 09:44

And, why should DRM be illegal? It's a contract that you voluntarily enter in yourself. If you don't like it, don't buy (or play) the game!

 #7 - Posted by: Mikey04 (Member) on 12-23-2008 at 10:15

wheres the option for you basically don't care? Because DRM or not, RA3 is a brilliant game so should we care about DRM? no.

 #8 - Off topic - Posted by: Little_Mac (Member) on 12-23-2008 at 13:25

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 #9 - DRM illegal...??? - Posted by: confusedwings (Member) on 12-24-2008 at 06:59

well i don't think it's ellegal cuzz if we/you pay for the game you give them a reason to create a next game from that income and if you download it... games going to cost more and take longer to get a new game so PAY IF YOU WANNA PLAY the future depends on it

 #10 - Posted by: JamesTiberiusKirk (Member) on 12-24-2008 at 12:59

nah they lost so much money because of that stupid drm. and you will see that they will get rid of that system for sure. it freaks the hell out of me. i wanted this game, my internet is too slow for dling and i like being a legal buyer of games. but this is one argument for not buying this game, if I own it, i should own my copy completely. i mean its not like EA has NO money, right?... shame EA!

 #11 - Posted by: Nitronumber9 (Staff) on 12-24-2008 at 13:27

DRM is a giant scam. You normally pay for something to keep, for life. DRM basicly says "Oh yes you paied £40 for this game, we are now going to let you install it 5 times, after that you have to pay us another £40 to play some more." Its more like a trial than a full game. Eventually you will end up going over the 5 install limit and then your screwed. DRM if anything is making Pirating worse. End of Rant

 #12 - Posted by: Fragboy_o_jedi (Member) on 12-24-2008 at 15:23

and also... there's already bypasses to that DRM.. when theyre learning that they arent screwing the pirates, only the legit buyers?

 #13 - Posted by: Mashimaro7 (Member) on 12-24-2008 at 21:26

5 times isn't enough for you guys?2 times is enough for me,and I wouldn't need that much...How often do you guys buy computers?Geez,stick with one computer...

 #14 - Posted by: blondewemohead (Member) on 12-25-2008 at 03:06

if they do drm more people will pirate it, and pirates can hack into it and bypass it, so really it just encourages more people to hack and pirate to bypass the drm and therefore more will get it illegally anyway

 #15 - Posted by: anazonda (Staff) on 12-25-2008 at 14:18

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ea-second-hand-sales-are-a-critical-situation Read that. DRM, Install Limit and binding a game to a account is not to prevent piracy any more, but to prevent second-hand sales. OH.. and one more thing: In most cases when you buy somthing to install on your computer you don't buy the software, but a Licence to use the software. The reason you get a CD/DVD with the software is to save you the time of downloading it. Read the EULA... all you people out there who have bought somthing from EA, Microsoft, Apple, Activision/blizzard and more have purchased a LICENCE... not the software. That still belongs to the company in question. If you did'n know this, you've made the very first mistake of signing a contract... Not reading it first. And it is not like you ONLY have 5 times to install the game. It is just that when you've screwed up 5 times you have to send EA a email saying:

Hi EA... I Screwed up 5 times, and now i need to install my RA3 again. I'd like my game re-activated. Thanks.

AND with a recent patch you can now De-Auth your computer so you can basically install it as many times as you wish.

 #16 - Posted by: Ayaz (Member) on 12-26-2008 at 19:17

edited by darklegion No Warez or Illegal Software. This includes linking to software, posting about it, and suggesting to get it.

 #17 - Posted by: Wootle (Member) on 12-27-2008 at 13:18

Don't generalise secuROM. DRM refers to ANY form of copy proctection; including cd keys and steam. While I understand why EA put secuROM in their games, I don't agree with it. However, I judge a game by its gameplay, not it's copyright protection.

 #18 - Posted by: CdtCplSheep (Member) on 12-29-2008 at 13:21

but why bother goin through all that trouble when the game could just not have DRM i mean lets face it in this modern world pc gamers are lazy (i sure as hell know i am) and would rather not mess round with illegal software or sending emails. in my eyes DRM is doing havoc on both the marketing for the game and the paitence of the gamers.

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