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Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM

"No one should have to purchase a product that theyíre unable to install because of the DRM. There might be other reasons, like the compatibility isnít correct, or whatever. But people who purchase a game should have just as easy a time as those who pirate the game, otherwise itís a negative incentive to buy a legal copy. And I just canít see why people are using DRM still. If you take something like Sonyís DRM, SecuROM -- itís a waste of money," says Paradox CEO Fred Wester. "It will keep you protected for three days, it will create a lot of technical support, and it will not increase sales. And I know this for a fact, because we tried it eight years ago, and it never worked for us. Two major reasons: it costs money and it makes you lose money, and the other is that itís so inconvenient to customers."

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44. Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 26, 2012, 08:15 baltar
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 16:35:
baltar wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 16:11:
Yes there's a few of us collectors out there that's willing to do this.

Oh. Well, in that case the answer is even simpler. The system you are asking for would take a good deal of engineering and be extremely complicated requiring regional distributors to be constantly in contact with one another so that they could determine when a game drops in price in one region that the game is no longer active in another region.

It is easier to just lock media to a single region than trying to build an ever changing system that determines whether or not you are able to activate a game in your region based on the current price of the title in the "purchased region" and the current price of the title in the "activation region".

Example
You bought it in Russia last month for $70, but didn't activate till a month later, at which point the Russian price dropped to $20 so you are no longer to activate your $70 version.

A silly and complicated system built for an edge case. Not going to ever be done.

We make DRM like Starforce that roots your computer, takes it over and prevent piracy. We have games like TOR/WOW that you use an account you made to sign in, with a securid key, and connect to a server to play a character saved on that server, and all this while managing an automatic $15 fee on your cc? We even made up DRM that authenticates and yet fools idiots into thinking it's a great thing because we added in social features to it. Hell we got processors with millions, if not billions, of transistors that can do insanely complex math in our own homes, and your'e telling me they cant figure out how to properly charge people based on where they bought it vs where they're playing it? Seriously?

BTW to counter your last example where the Russian price dropped to $20, a month later they should've turned off the region controls since the chance to make money ended on that game the week it came out. That's what they did with LOTR war in the north - kept region protection on for the first week of purchase, then turned it off afterwards. It's really that simple.

Or they could just throw out the entire system all together, especially since in the 90's they were selling games outside the country and still making money without harassing the people that bought the game. They really aren't preventing anyone from buying an import copy, they are just screwing them over after those customers gave them money.
 
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