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GOG.com: DRM Causes Piracy

Bit-gamer.net has an excerpt from their upcoming interview with Lukasz Kukawski, PR and marketing manager for Good Old Games, who expresses the opinion that digital rights management (DRM) actually causes piracy, rather than prevents it. On a related note, when GOG.com and CD Project announced that the version of The Witcher 2 sold on GOG.com would have no DRM, we inquired why this stance didn't extend to versions of the RPG sequel sold on other platforms, but never received an answer. Here's what Kukawski says about DRM:

"What I will say isnít popular in the gaming industry," says Kukawski, "but in my opinion DRM drives people to pirate games rather than prevent them from doing that. Would you rather spend $50 on a game that requires installing malware on your system, or to stay online all the time and crashes every time the connection goes down, or would you rather download a cracked version without all that hassle?"

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19. Re: GOG.com: DRM Causes Piracy Apr 12, 2011, 11:45 Parallax Abstraction
 
descender wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 11:41:
Don't get mad at me because you've failed at reading comprehension and gone totally off topic from my original post.

What does anything you said in either of your posts have to do with DRM on PC's?


You made points about demos always coming out on consoles after PC and I pointed out that you're wrong, which you are. I've owned both major consoles almost since launch and I can tell you with certainty that the majority of games that do get demos either get them at launch or before. Many don't get demos and some do come out later to be sure but this is simply not true for the majority of them and to claim otherwise is to claim a falsehood. You also claimed that all AAA games sell so they don't need a demo, something that is also false which I pointed out. The vast majority of AAA games are financial failures, demos or no.

You made these points, don't get get at me because you can't back up your facts and come up with a decent counterpoint for them and would rather go back "on topic" when you really mean just drop any debates you can't win. Don't start a derail you can't back up.
 
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