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On Hard Reset DRM

Some of the comments about the Hard Reset demo story below discuss the DRM in the Flying Wild Hog's throwback first-person shooter, so it's timely that this is one of the topics in a Q&A with the developers on Ars Technica. The brief conversation explains their philosophy about saved games, discusses the under explored realm of mid-budget PC games, and while some will note that Steam itself can be considered Digital Rights Management, the game contains no other DRM. "I'm a gamer as well as a developer," says Flying Wild Hog cofounder and programmer Klaudiusz Zych. "And I hate DRM. So no DRM."

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12. Re: On Hard Reset DRM Sep 7, 2011, 19:10 Dev
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 18:54:
I keep forgetting it's only DRM if it's Ubisoft of Origin..
Or tages, or securom, or starforce, or a million others.

If you restrict your buying choices to games that don't have added DRM and also aren't steamworks and don't require any digital platform, its going to be a short list (unless you prefer classic games, nothing wrong with that, I like many classic games myself).

Me personally, I have hundreds of steam games, and its quite convenient, and I don't want additional layered crap being installed onto my computer.

This comment was edited on Sep 7, 2011, 22:10.
 
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