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News GTA IV PC to use SecuROM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Dec 2008.

  1. AltruiSisu

    AltruiSisu Yep

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    +1 ... though i already use steam, so i can skip that step.
     
  2. Zut

    Zut New Member

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    OH THIS IS PATHETIC!

    SecuROM makes NO DIFFERENCE. There are a trillion background services running on your 3GHz, quad core, 4GB machines and you NEVER notice them. Companies collect data about you all the time but it rarely makes an impact on you personally and they CAN'T have your personal details without your consent. If EA were stealing credit card numbers it would be more than just you lot angry about it.

    DRM is **** but this is just the way it is. Stop bloody whining and get over it.
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Wrong, wrongity wrong.

    I'm not going to buy the game to make my quadcore happy, i'm doing it to make me happy. Regardless of real world difference and all pros and cons, i do not like this stuff. And it hardly feels like i'm alone.

    They want to sell their product? Good, make it appealing to me. This is not the way. :wallbash:
     
  4. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Does'nt seem as bad as the usual EA rubbish though.
     
  5. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    well, crap.
     
  6. {SmileyMan}

    {SmileyMan} New Member

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    Two games I was going to buy recently are RA3 and GTAIV. Shame will not be buying either now.

    RA3 being the worst. Pay full price to rent a game THANKS!

    So thats two lost sales just from me due to this SecureROM rubbish.

    (Do a search online. Loads of cracked RA3 torrents being seeded. Yes SecureROM is SO GOOD*)

    *At losing customers.
     
  7. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    i already own steam, and a lot of games.....
    1. I joined steam so i WOULDNT be bothered with DRM and **** like it.
    If your online distribution method isn't safe, fix it, don't ask us all to patch our machines so you don't have to.

    2. What happens in 20 years when I want to play this game again? Will the DRM be removed before its impossible to reactivate the game ?
    I will not be renting the game, but purchasing it. When I have bought it, it should last a lifetime.
    It should not be up to the publisher to ALLOW me to play what I have purchased.
     
  8. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Member

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    Wait, why have it on the steam version?! Like I will half to go though there bs even though I am in steam.

    I guess I will not be buying this game just like RA3...

    Too bad steam was not like, uhm we are not going to sell the game on our system if you do not take the extra drm crap off. Our system is plenty safe and we do not want to be part of a system that is more about punishing customers rather than delivering them hi-quality entertainment.
     
  9. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    To be honest I don't see what the fuzz is about. I have FC2 installed, and will install GTAIV. I haven't seen much from securom yet.


    And I really trust huge companies like Rockstar and EA than I trust a random cracker.
     
  10. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    And some cracker will invest some considerable amount of time cracking it. Like 1 or 2 hours.
     
  11. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    6 month release behind consoles, then the delay and then shafted with this, gr8.
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    whose work will be tested by thousands of people and you will know first hand if it has something bad you should know about...


    DRM does ZERO difference in piracy numbers (it may even increase piracy numbers), so why put such elaborate and expensive schemes in place? why not a simple home grown "is disk in drive" verification before playing the game?

    i was thinking of mailing them a request, in that request i will ask them to allow me to get the game without DRM by another method (read: torrents and others) and i will pay them the full price of the game, so that they can get the totality of the money, in return they send me a certificate that allows me to do so.
    I don't want to feed parasites like securom...
     
  13. ironjohn

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    One more lost sale here... Good job guys.
     
  14. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Count me in, i hereby pledge the money. We should do this in force, maybe, just maybe they get the message :duh:
     
  15. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    damn, i feel like i'm the only person who respects that games publishers use DRM. I totally understand their desire to protect their product.
     
  16. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Member

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    If a car company put a bomb in every engine so that the cars could not get stolen out of the car lot and kept the thing in there after I bought the car I do not think the mentality would be, oh it is a good thing they are protecting the cars.

    Especially if the people stealing the cars can defuse the bomb in like 4 seconds....
     
  17. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i would, if it actually protected their product. but it doesn't, all the securom protected games are available on torrents. all they are doing is inconveniencing the paying customer, which i will not be for as long as they are doing this. they've got a perfectly good protection system in steam, but they feel the need to throw extra crap on there which only pisses people off.

    @xtrafresh, dxr, count me in.
     
  18. Mentai

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    @xtrafresh, dxr, supertoad

    Count me in :)
     
  19. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    okay, so anybody have contact info for anybody at R*? best bet is probably to contact the studio directly, rockstar north in edinburgh. mail to taketwo is probably more likely to get lost in the shuffle.
     
  20. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    I sympatize with your way to deal with DRM but R* will most probably think that you are pirates who are trying to get unprotected game. At least you might try this suggestion:
    "Some starforce boss said that they advise publishers to release patch to remove copy protection after 6 months or so - because game will be cracked by that time, rendering any copy protection useless."
     
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