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Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
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News Comments > Outerlight "Critically Endangered"
7. Re: Outerlight Oct 10, 2010, 11:06 Kajetan
 
0001 wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 10:45:
Sucks for him, I guess. But why anyone would try to get into games these days is beyond me. A lot of competition, piracy, insane work hours...
Since every (!) game is pirated according to its level of popularity, this has nothing to do with the success or failure of a game. If your game is popular, you will probably make a living out of it. If not, if your game is not popular, you will sell less AND your game will be pirated way less than popular titles.

Software Piracy is no threat to the revenue. Badly chosen release dates or insufficient/bad marketing are hurting sales, not piracy.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
39. Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 10, 2010, 03:49 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 03:05:
So according to you, getting their feelings hurt by mean PC gamers in the forums is why they don't support their games properly with timely patches to fix known issues, or offer more content to those who are willing to pay for it? Makes sense. Urk
Yepp, companies like 2K have feelings too!!!! *sob*

 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
17. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 09:35 Kajetan
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 07:44:
As far as I know there isn't a crack available yet.
It is. Based on a russian language version, not perfect, but playable.
 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
13. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 05:42 Kajetan
 
Mac wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 05:22:
this just proves that this sort of DRM doesn't work at all. It's not even prevented day 1 piracy!
DRM does not work in general, not just this kind of DRM. DRM is mostly used to show the investors, that the company is doing everything they can to "protect" their products, that the company is willing to minimize potential risks.

Some investors have already learned, that DRM is useless. For example, investors forced the music industry to sell DRM-less, watermark-free MP3s instead of heavily DRM-crippled WMA files, because the digital market was going nowhere.

But gamers are a different kind of customer. Gamers will do anything to play a game, will sell their grandmothers soul, if they have to, have no self respect at all. The publishers just say "Jump!" and most gamers will gladly ask "How high?" and "Thank thee kindly, dear Sir!" after being anal raped by some stupid DRM.
 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
10. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 04:04 Kajetan
 
Mac wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 03:48:
I hate DRM like this ...
There is already a crack available ... but this is no news at all, since this kind of DRM serves no other purpose than to annoy the legit customer.
 
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News Comments > Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com
5. Re: Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com Oct 6, 2010, 14:28 Kajetan
 
Kastagir wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 14:15:
DRM free? These games never had DRM, just a CD check. And really, they run fine on modern OS/hardware configurations already. The Widescreen mod makes them beautiful, too.
All true, but the point is ... GOG.com sells all games DRM free. Not unlike other download services
 
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News Comments > Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com
2. Re: Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com Oct 6, 2010, 12:43 Kajetan
 
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 12:36:
Now, about Baldur's Gate 2...
Will be released next year, when GOG.com will close their doors for a month to celebrate the first year of Version 1.0!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Oct 6, 2010, 06:57 Kajetan
 
Dev wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 04:20:
How about putting MW2 on sale from its retail of $60? Or would that be reducing the greed quotient too much for bobby?
If there are still enough people out there, who will buy MW2 for $60, why should you lower the price?
 
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News Comments > Early DNF Demo with Borderlands GOTY
3. Re: Early DNF Demo with Borderlands GOTY Oct 5, 2010, 12:49 Kajetan
 
Enahs wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 12:43:
What about all those poor souls that bought the game and the DLC separately, thus giving them more money then this package?
What about them? They could have waited, they could have had patience. Which is in the times of DLCs more a virtue than ever
 
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News Comments > OnLive Drops Subscription Fees
29. Re: OnLive Drops Subscription Fees Oct 5, 2010, 09:50 Kajetan
 
Armengar wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 04:38:
why will you lose all your games?
Because nearly all Steam games require an online activation through Steam or a Steam client with registered offline modes after restoring from backups made with Steam or self-made. You know, it's still DRM
 
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News Comments > OnLive Drops Subscription Fees
22. Re: OnLive Drops Subscription Fees Oct 5, 2010, 02:49 Kajetan
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 18:15:
Luckily as long as the internet still exists dedicated digital pirates will be able to serve you any game you've previously purchased.
Well, what can i say ... they served me already years before the Internet

And there is a difference between renting games in theory, because the EULA said so, or renting games in reality, because Valve can go bancrupt or just block your account, because someone screwed up. And the promise of freeing the games from the Steam DRM in case of bancruptcy ... i didnt know, that grown up people still believe in Father Christmas.
 
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News Comments > On Metacritic Scores
10. Re: On Metacritic Scores Oct 5, 2010, 02:35 Kajetan
 
Pete wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 23:24:
People actually look at the metacritic scores before purchasing games?
Yep. Until they have enough, until there was too much dissapointment and they finally begin using their own experience with a game BEFORE forking over some money. There are enough demos and there are enough and easy ways to get the "extended" p2p demo. Try before you buy!
 
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News Comments > OnLive Drops Subscription Fees
10. Re: OnLive Drops Subscription Fees Oct 4, 2010, 17:57 Kajetan
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 17:50:
Valve/Steam has gone about the “Copyright Protection” the right way IMHO.
Where is this "right"? Its still DRM and if Valve someday vanishes, you will loose all your games, since backups rely on an online activation at restore. This is NOT right! Steam is very convenient, i agree, but you are still renting games.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Oct 3, 2010, 08:09 Kajetan
 
Flipper405 wrote on Oct 3, 2010, 08:00:
There's no client (other than a downloader which is completely optional).
They scrapped the downloader after going out of beta. Now it's only a simple download link.

Each game comes as a self-extracting/installing exe.
Yepp, you just download the game in a self-extracting/installing container with no strings attached. And what you do with the installer afterwards, it is your descision: delete it, keep it, install the game on every other computer you can think of, whatever ... no DRM, no restrictions. Just the game and the extras, that come with the purchase.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Oct 2, 2010, 19:51 Kajetan
 
budrojr wrote on Oct 2, 2010, 17:38:
I fail to see how pissing off a huge portion of your customer base is a wise marketing move.
If you piss off a huge portion of your customer base, then yes, this wasn't a wise marketing move. Benetton learned this the hard way in the 90s.

But EA proudly announced, that the new MoH sets a new pre-order record. Seems, like EA didn't offend a majority of their customers, that they only offend people, who were not their customers at all. As such, a wise and clever marketing move, knowing that gamers don't give a shit about the faction name in a modern warfare shooter.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Oct 2, 2010, 16:15 Kajetan
 
budrojr wrote on Oct 2, 2010, 16:05:
I agree with this article very much, however.
You do know, that this whole affair was only a viral marketing campaign from EA to hype the launch of the game?
 
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News Comments > 1C Company on Game Profitability
9. Re: 1C Company on Game Profitability Sep 30, 2010, 12:26 Kajetan
 
Doma wrote on Sep 30, 2010, 12:21:
CAN WE GET A SPACE RANGERS 3 PLEASE!!! COMEON RUSSIA!!!
I simply want a Hardtruck Apocalypse patch, to fix the crash after finishing the first chapter on modern hardware. Please?
 
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News Comments > Gold - Lionheart: Kings' Crusade
2. Re: Gold - Lionheart: Kings' Crusade Sep 30, 2010, 11:15 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 30, 2010, 10:56:
Anyone following the development of this game? Will this be any good or is it another atempt to cash in on the popularity of the crusades and Richard I in particular?
After King Arthur being a nice little gem and Crusaders (their first game) being a mediocre Total War clone ... there is some progress
 
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News Comments > The Settlers 7 Patches
1. Re: The Settlers 7 Patches Sep 29, 2010, 13:10 Kajetan
 
Is this ...?

No, this isn't the patch that removes the DRM, yet!
 
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News Comments > Planescape Torment on GOG.com
12. Re: Planescape Torment on GOG.com Sep 28, 2010, 11:56 Kajetan
 
Pony? Where?  
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