User information for Mostly_Harmless

Real Name
Mostly_Harmless
Nickname
Mostly_Harmless
Email
Concealed by request
Description
Homepage
None given.

Supporter

Signed On
December 5, 2005
Total Posts
189 (Novice)
User ID
24155
Search For:
Sort Results:
Ascending
Descending
Limit Results:
 
189 Comments. 10 pages. Viewing page 8.
Newer [  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ] Older
50.
 
Re: EA Games on Steam
Dec 20, 2008, 11:25
50.
Re: EA Games on Steam Dec 20, 2008, 11:25
Dec 20, 2008, 11:25
 
Until these games are available in Europe I can at least hope that having a different version of Mass Effect out there for the crackers to work with will lead to a proper, working crack for the retail version so I can then pick up a copy of ME from ebay for a tenner and not worry about the DRM stopping me from installing it in the future.
41.
 
Re: EA Games on Steam
Dec 20, 2008, 05:03
41.
Re: EA Games on Steam Dec 20, 2008, 05:03
Dec 20, 2008, 05:03
 
Why NA only? If these games were available in Europe too I would be downloading Mass Effect and Dead Space right now, these are both games that I wanted to buy but didn't due to the DRM in the retail versions.
3.
 
Re: Party Like A Rockstar Kick a Little
Dec 12, 2008, 08:01
3.
Re: Party Like A Rockstar Kick a Little Dec 12, 2008, 08:01
Dec 12, 2008, 08:01
 
Presumably there are only 24 prizes because only 24 people could get the PC version working.

Dont be silly, they're allowing multiple prizes per person
69.
 
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality?
Dec 9, 2008, 01:46
69.
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality? Dec 9, 2008, 01:46
Dec 9, 2008, 01:46
 
Correct. You own the package and its contents, but the software itself on the CD/DVD remains the property of the developer that you're, in-effect, renting.

While technically correct, I don't give a shit about the licensing laws regarding games, the games I bought are mine and they are staying mine unless I decide to sell them on or do whatever else I want with them and there is nothing anyone can do about it, especially as I don't buy games with limited install DRM.

Maybe Mr Braben should consider a different line of work, maybe a move to one of those many other industries where revenue from used sales is passed on to the original developer.
44.
 
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality?
Dec 8, 2008, 17:19
44.
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality? Dec 8, 2008, 17:19
Dec 8, 2008, 17:19
 
You can't buy a 59 Chevy and expect GM to upgrade it to a 2009 Corvette. Yet, that is what you seem to expect from game publishers.

Would the 59 Chevy have shipped brand new to customers with only three wheels and no seats with Chevy expecting customers to fit the missing parts weeks down the line at their own expense?

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2008, 17:28.
27.
 
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality?
Dec 8, 2008, 15:57
27.
Re: Used Games Hurt Game Quality? Dec 8, 2008, 15:57
Dec 8, 2008, 15:57
 
If devs want to avoid bandwidth costs to support titles further down the line they could always release games that are less buggy and actually finished in the first place.
I used to have a lot of respect for David Braben what with him being the co-author of the best game ever, but after reading recent articles where he has taken issue with the used game market he just comes over as a greedy prick.
9.
 
Re: Mirror's Edge DLC Plans, PC Date Set
Dec 5, 2008, 04:07
9.
Re: Mirror's Edge DLC Plans, PC Date Set Dec 5, 2008, 04:07
Dec 5, 2008, 04:07
 
I'm guessing that with this being an EA game it will contain the usual DRM crap. I'm interested in playing this one so I think I will go down the used copy + crack route, the same as I did with Dead Space. At least that way I get a legit copy that I can always install as many times as I like and EA don't get my money and not to mention the satisfaction of knowing that DRM designed to kill the used game market has had the exact opposite effect on me.

This comment was edited on Dec 5, 2008, 05:04.
13.
 
Re: GTA4 PC Problems
Dec 4, 2008, 10:16
13.
Re: GTA4 PC Problems Dec 4, 2008, 10:16
Dec 4, 2008, 10:16
 
If this game gets patched to a more playable state and there is a way to circumvent the bloatware requirements in the future, I may pick this game up out of the bargain bin. Right now I would rather install Realplayer, Norton antivirus and switch to AOL than go through the hassle of installing this as a legitimate paying customer.
11.
 
Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt
Nov 29, 2008, 04:36
11.
Re: CD Projekt RED Treasure Hunt Nov 29, 2008, 04:36
Nov 29, 2008, 04:36
 
I just entered the user name and password on the site and a chunk of the background cracked away and you can see that there is a picture of some sort underneath, my guess is that if we keep going back a bit more of it will break away every day and gradually reveal the picture.
23.
 
Re: Assassin's Creed 2 Talk
Nov 28, 2008, 08:03
23.
Re: Assassin's Creed 2 Talk Nov 28, 2008, 08:03
Nov 28, 2008, 08:03
 
Assassin's Creed 2 on it's way already? and here's me still trying to quit back to my desktop from Assassin's Creed 1, I'd better get a move on if I want to get it done before late 2009.
16.
 
Re: 96% of Games Unprofitable?
Nov 22, 2008, 06:35
16.
Re: 96% of Games Unprofitable? Nov 22, 2008, 06:35
Nov 22, 2008, 06:35
 
I think that the headline should actually read 96% of games Unbuyable?

If games publishers and producers actually invested more of their time in delivering good, finished games that actually live up the the hype they spend months, even years shoving down our throats as we patiently await their releases instead of trying to control the market with DRM, fixing reviews and working out how to gouge as much cash from us while generally acting like a bunch of corporate cuntdrones and shitting all over those of us that actually buy the games and keep these asshats in jobs, then they might make a few more ££££. They certainly would from me.
10.
 
Re: Pre-purchase GTA4, Get GTA Vice City Free
Nov 22, 2008, 06:18
10.
Re: Pre-purchase GTA4, Get GTA Vice City Free Nov 22, 2008, 06:18
Nov 22, 2008, 06:18
 
As much as I like Steam, The only games worth buying on there at the moment are the reduced older titles and the weekend bargains (HL is 98c this weekend). Buying full priced games on there is just too expensive, especially some third party titles, I paid exactly half the price at retail for COD4 than it would have cost on Steam.
6.
 
Re: Pre-purchase GTA4, Get GTA Vice City Free
Nov 22, 2008, 04:36
6.
Re: Pre-purchase GTA4, Get GTA Vice City Free Nov 22, 2008, 04:36
Nov 22, 2008, 04:36
 
Yes, VC was much better than SA, all of that childish Gangsta crap killed SA for me. I'm going to pick this one up on retail, by the time you add taxes and with the £ not as strong against $ as it was it will most likely cost more on Steam than ordering it from Play or Amazon, and I'll know for sure that any mods will work.
2.
 
Re: The Million Witcher March
Oct 30, 2008, 15:16
2.
Re: The Million Witcher March Oct 30, 2008, 15:16
Oct 30, 2008, 15:16
 
Yep, every sale is well deserved and I hope CD Projekt continue to go from strength to strength, The Witcher is a superb game I can't wait to see what they will produce next.
2.
 
Re: Free Overlord & Penumbra Overture
Oct 23, 2008, 11:42
2.
Re: Free Overlord & Penumbra Overture Oct 23, 2008, 11:42
Oct 23, 2008, 11:42
 
The Gametap site won't load for me @ work, are these games free to download & play for just this week only or free to download this week only and available to play indefinitely?
20.
 
Re: No subject
Oct 19, 2008, 17:28
20.
Re: No subject Oct 19, 2008, 17:28
Oct 19, 2008, 17:28
 
I predict that this game will be every bit as good as the third Dexter novel
28.
 
Re: No subject
Oct 19, 2008, 17:23
28.
Re: No subject Oct 19, 2008, 17:23
Oct 19, 2008, 17:23
 
Am I the only one who is reading this as it's not exactly a problem with the console style controls not translating well to the PC version, it's because they tried to alter the movement etc in the PC version to make the game feel like you are playing on the console/pad when you are actually using a mouse/keyboard. If that's the case then it will probably be just as horrible to play on a PC with a pad as it would with a mouse/keyboard.
7.
 
Re: No subject
Oct 14, 2008, 14:40
7.
Re: No subject Oct 14, 2008, 14:40
Oct 14, 2008, 14:40
 
I'm interested in this one for the PC but I'm fully expecting a clunky console port, I need a demo or a couple of trusted reviews before I order. That and I need to know what kind of DRM scheme it uses, limited activations = no purchase. Any word on the DRM for the PC version yet?

This comment was edited on Oct 14, 2008, 14:41.
7.
 
Re: If we have this mod, do we need them?
Oct 4, 2008, 13:34
7.
Re: If we have this mod, do we need them? Oct 4, 2008, 13:34
Oct 4, 2008, 13:34
 
I already had 3 of them installed but I un-installed them and then re-downloaded them because my versions were out of date. When you install the mods from Steam it doesn't put them in your mods folder and you have more options available from the Steam menu such as backing up and un-installing. I'm hoping mods installed this way will auto update as well, one of the problems I had with some of them was finding some servers were not on the same version as me.

24.
 
Re: No subject
Sep 29, 2008, 17:09
24.
Re: No subject Sep 29, 2008, 17:09
Sep 29, 2008, 17:09
 
I too could list the (ever growing) bunch of games that DRM has put me off buying recently, but the other way that this situation has affected me is that I no longer pre-order games. I got caught out by Bioshock as I already had it paid for and pre-loaded on steam by the time I heard about the DRM.
I will not buy any game now until the DRM type has been confirmed and I will not buy any game period if it has Digital Rental Management.
Fool me once....

189 Comments. 10 pages. Viewing page 8.
Newer [  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ] Older