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17. Re: The Witcher 2 Preloads & DRM, New GOG.com Publishers Coming Apr 14, 2011, 18:30 jsmith
 
It seems like a potentially asinine move on CD Projekt's part to sabotage their own game with SecuROM in an attempt to drive customers to their own website GOG.com, especially after seeing how much CD Projekt's head honchos dislike DRM.

ďBeing a player myself, Iím always surprised to see how many companies focus solely on preventing piracy instead of thinking about how they might encourage players to acquire original game copies."

I guess Marcin Iwinski only has a problem with DRM just as long as every copy has it attached, but no problem attaching it to every copy sans those purchased on GOG. I guess he has no problem using DRM as a tool (at the paying customer's expense) to drive a few more people to CD Projekt's website for sales.

ďOur aim is to produce games that provide the best and most satisfying playing experience. Copyright protection canít stand in the way of that. Especially since it makes life difficult for players who acquire legal game copies, that is, those to whom we owe our greatest respect."

Maybe Adam Kicinski should make an addendum stating '...most satisfying paying experience when purchased solely from GOG.com.' and 'Copyright protection can't stand in the way of that unless you purchased our game anywhere other than GOG.com.'

I am all for a site such as Good Old Games and their stance of everything released being DRM free, but it becomes shady when you start adding DRM to your game in an attempt to drive traffic to your website. If I cannot purchase the same copy of Witcher 2 that will be on GOG.com over at Steam, I will skip this purchase.

They should release the game equally on all digital distribution platforms, or don't try and play the white knight card about DRM all the while using DRM to herd customers for personal gain.
 
 
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