- Jul 7, 2017
It really hasn't changed much. I remember back when I it used to be Disk based DRM. I bought KOTR and it had one the invasive Disk DRM systems (Starforce?) that installed nasty crap on your computer that caused many issues. So I never installed the disk. Instead I DL'd the cleaned up version off the internet and played that version. Still have KOTR in the box, still never installed it. A couple of years ago I wanted to play it again. So I bought it for cheap on GoG. Finally clean and DRM free.It is absurd isn't it. "But I want all my games in one place & don't want to have to keep track of what client launches which game, don't want my games locked to my hardware with custom .exe's, don't want to lose my whole game collection if the distributor ever pulls the plug, don't want up to -30% performance penalties from multi-layered virtualized based DRM, don't want every single thing I do in-game tracked online, don't want to be punished for missing out on pre-order exclusive bonuses due to doing the responsible thing and waiting for the post-release reviews, and don't want 3rd party licensed content such as soundtracks being retro-actively remotely disabled for everyone in future when their contract with the publisher expires". So the score remains at Pirates (8) : Paying Customers (0) on pretty much every store but GOG...
Early on the game companies were teaching me to trust pirates more than corporations.