Thursday, September 11, 2008

EA Still Don't Get The DRM Message

Red Alert 3: EA Sticking With SecuROM (Though Red Alert 3's Will Go A Little Easier On You)
Red Alert 3 is shaping up to be a world-class RTS game that will give you many hours of enjoyment. I think it would be a shame if people decided to not play a great game simply because it came with DRM, but I understand that this is a very personal decision for many of you and I respect that. As you might imagine, I’m a lot less respectful of those people who take the position that they will illegally download a game simply because it has DRM.
As someone notes in the comments of that story, it's funny how EA acknowledge that DRM doesn't actually help stop piracy. So if it doesn't achieve that goal, what can it possible be for? If they said something like "We realise that DRM annoys gamers but we have to make money and DRM means people have to pay for the game" then at least that would make logical sense. It's beyond my understanding why they would implement a system which means their game is more accessible to people who pirate it, than for people who pay for it, who are forced to put up with limited installs.

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