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1. Re: Op Ed Jul 14, 2009, 10:42 eRe4s3r
 
The only reason DRM worked well for UCCE and GCES in preventing 0-day, and really any kind of piracy is because no pirate wanted to play the games. Not because they are bad games, but because they are catering to such a specific target audience that, given the lack of 0-day warez, the people who want to play it probably are buying it instead of waiting for a crack. And if there is no demand for a crack - no crack will be made.

So in many ways what Mr. Smart writes is spot on - And as much as i hate DRM, for a niche market developer decent DRM seems mandatory - sure if its really in demand it will be cracked - weeks or months or years after release. The pirates will wait anyway, and if theres no crack, simply not care.

And people coming with Stardock now - last time i checked every patch for galciv 2 or Sins (in sins even the expansion) had to be cracked.. So Stardock is using DRM just as much as anyone else.
 
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