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Re: Ubisoft Toronto's
Aug 9, 2010, 10:56
Mac
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Re: Ubisoft Toronto's Aug 9, 2010, 10:56
Aug 9, 2010, 10:56
Mac
 
Who cares, they don't have a game that will make me put up with their DRM. Drop the FRM and I may consider buying a Ubi game again.
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Re: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light in September
Aug 7, 2010, 02:36
Mac
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Re: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light in September Aug 7, 2010, 02:36
Aug 7, 2010, 02:36
Mac
 
With 5 lots of DLC, the game had better be reasonably priced ...
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Re: NVIDIA StarCraft II Trail Offer
Aug 5, 2010, 13:25
Mac
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Re: NVIDIA StarCraft II Trail Offer Aug 5, 2010, 13:25
Aug 5, 2010, 13:25
Mac
 
Hang on a mo - nvidia are trying to charge me $15 to d/l the trial and are also offering an extended d/l service for $7.99 ...

What the heck?
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Re: THQ Sale
Jul 18, 2010, 03:57
Mac
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Re: THQ Sale Jul 18, 2010, 03:57
Jul 18, 2010, 03:57
Mac
 
Shame it's US only - my british pounds are obviously not wanted ...
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Re: Codemasters on DRM
Jul 16, 2010, 03:05
Mac
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Re: Codemasters on DRM Jul 16, 2010, 03:05
Jul 16, 2010, 03:05
Mac
 
The best model I have seen so far is the one deployed by Valve with TF2, CS, etc ... where they issue small updates on a very regular basis - it becomes a pain in the arse for pirates to keep updating and legit customers continue to get great support - win win !

I have never bought any DLC, and I never will - i'm not supporting that crap model. It's almost as bad as Ubi's always on DLC, by witholding part of the game from me you are devaluing the product, yet you still want to charge full price, and then a premium ontop of that.

The only way the DLC model could work is if the initial game was released at half price (which coincidently may help reduce piracy in the first place) and then have DLC that is so good that it becomes a must buy and the total added together is what a new game costs today ... rather than your current view of the world which is basically just trying to put your hand in my pocket and fleece me.

Try again!
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Re: R.U.S.E. Free Weekend Underway
Jul 16, 2010, 03:04
Mac
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Re: R.U.S.E. Free Weekend Underway Jul 16, 2010, 03:04
Jul 16, 2010, 03:04
Mac
 
I'm not even going to bother trying it - not until they drop their shitty DRM
3.
 
Re: New BC2 VIP Map Pack
Jul 7, 2010, 10:36
Mac
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Re: New BC2 VIP Map Pack Jul 7, 2010, 10:36
Jul 7, 2010, 10:36
Mac
 
This has to be a record - 4 map packs released, without actually releasing a new map ...

And you wonder why PC people wanted the SKU and dedicated servers which were not controlled by EA - at least the community would have been a little more creative ...
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Re: DICE
Jun 23, 2010, 03:03
Mac
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Re: DICE Jun 23, 2010, 03:03
Jun 23, 2010, 03:03
Mac
 
It just shows how retarded the decision to control dedicated servers was from a customer view point. If they opened up, and let people host their own dedicated servers as in the past, this would not even be a discussion.

Just release the dedicated server code, along with the ability to mod the game - this will help develop the commuinty rather than turn it away.
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Re: GFW Day and Date Releases
Jun 9, 2010, 04:14
Mac
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Re: GFW Day and Date Releases Jun 9, 2010, 04:14
Jun 9, 2010, 04:14
Mac
 
LOL - just payed for Prince of Persia Warrior Within ... at £1.25 it would be rude not to. However, i can't download it - it says
Download of item failed. Retry later. Code: 80080005
- great service MS - no problem taking my cash, but you can't deliver the game ... no wonder nobody trusts their client.
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Re: Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor
Jun 9, 2010, 03:46
Mac
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Re: Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor Jun 9, 2010, 03:46
Jun 9, 2010, 03:46
Mac
 
Hellbinder wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 03:01:
Hoop wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 01:28:
You will all be appeased with footage of Alex's pert breasts and tight A$$ jiggling all the more for the extra source.

What a jiggling pussy may look like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fHbNlxRNBQ

OK BLUE THIS STUFF IS WRONG. Glad to see you allow this kind of language and conduct on a site everyone including kids hang out at.

you are Responsible!

You should be getting rid of posts and posters like this but im sure "freedom of speech" aka (perversion) is much more important than all the 9 year old kids that read this site and get all the filth your foul mouthed buddies post all the time.

IT is utterly unbelievable what utter FILTH is floating around in most of the minds that post here.

LOL - I hope that you are kidding ... have you clicked on the link?
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Re: The Lord of the Rings Online Going Free
Jun 4, 2010, 10:31
Mac
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Re: The Lord of the Rings Online Going Free Jun 4, 2010, 10:31
Jun 4, 2010, 10:31
Mac
 
I bet all of the people who have just bought the lifetime sub for £75 in the latest offer are very happy indeed !!!
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Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme
May 19, 2010, 11:38
Mac
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Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme May 19, 2010, 11:38
May 19, 2010, 11:38
Mac
 
killer_roach wrote on May 19, 2010, 10:56:
Mac wrote on May 19, 2010, 10:52:
Roughly translated - we have seen another opportunity to shaft our customer base, so we will be adopting it. Thank you, and good night ...

Except people buying used games aren't their customers, technically speaking.

Of course they are - the original purchaser pays for the game and a percentage of that value goes to the developer/publisher/etc which is direct income. However, by implementing this scheme it realistically reduces the resale value, therefore the original purchase price needs to reflect this reduction in value. Especially from people who buy games to trade them in for the next release.

Therefore, by introducing this scheme Ubi will be doing the same as EA and devaluing the second hand price of the game, which should devalue the original purchase price.
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Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme
May 19, 2010, 10:52
Mac
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Re: Ubisoft Considering EA-Style DLC Scheme May 19, 2010, 10:52
May 19, 2010, 10:52
Mac
 
Roughly translated - we have seen another opportunity to shaft our customer base, so we will be adopting it. Thank you, and good night ...
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Re: CoD: Black Ops to Feature Dedicated Servers
May 14, 2010, 12:09
Mac
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Re: CoD: Black Ops to Feature Dedicated Servers May 14, 2010, 12:09
May 14, 2010, 12:09
Mac
 
They've probably seen the cash EA have made from players being forced to rent servers.
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Re: Legal Briefs
May 12, 2010, 10:18
Mac
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Re: Legal Briefs May 12, 2010, 10:18
May 12, 2010, 10:18
Mac
 
Another story about a study into software piracy, but where is the study. How was the data collected. Is the study technique recognized as accurate. What, no study...

I love this bit:

The rate of global software piracy in 2009 was 43%, meaning that for every $100 worth of legitimate software sold in 2009, an additional $75 worth of unlicensed software also made its way into the market

When I went to school, 43% of $100 = $43, not $75 ... or am I missing something?
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Re: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode: PC in Doubt
May 12, 2010, 10:12
Mac
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Re: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode: PC in Doubt May 12, 2010, 10:12
May 12, 2010, 10:12
Mac
 
It wouldn't be a problem if they would just get their heads out their arses and allow user servers.
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Re: THQ Fiscal Results
May 5, 2010, 18:39
Mac
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Re: THQ Fiscal Results May 5, 2010, 18:39
May 5, 2010, 18:39
Mac
 
So, piracy isn't a growing problem afterall ?
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Re: No Confidence Vote For Steam
May 3, 2010, 03:55
Mac
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Re: No Confidence Vote For Steam May 3, 2010, 03:55
May 3, 2010, 03:55
Mac
 
J wrote on May 3, 2010, 03:32:
JD wrote on May 2, 2010, 18:05:
Looks like SEGA lost confidence in Steam's DRM which is not surprising given what happened to AvP.

What did I miss? What happened to AvP?

I thouht that the ony thing that happened was that people didn't buy it becasue it was shit?
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Re: Alpha Protocol DRM Details
May 3, 2010, 03:21
Mac
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Re: Alpha Protocol DRM Details May 3, 2010, 03:21
May 3, 2010, 03:21
Mac
 
I managed to pre-order it for £15 from CD Wow - given this DRM, that's about all it's worth.

The games industry really need to learn that all this DRM does sod all to prevent piracy, reduces the number of legit purchases, and devalues their product. I sure as hell wouldn;t allow anything like this to devalue the products of my company.
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Re: Ubisoft: DRM "Vital" To PC Success
Apr 16, 2010, 10:21
Mac
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Re: Ubisoft: DRM "Vital" To PC Success Apr 16, 2010, 10:21
Apr 16, 2010, 10:21
Mac
 
I'm unsure as to how alienating your customer base is vital to your business.

I do see the need to put superficial DRM around products so as to attract "grey suited" investment, who believe that DRM stops piracy.

However, in the real world, we all know that pirates will pirate anything no matter what you do - it just takes time. However, when things you put in place to stop these pirates impacts on your legit customers experience and reduces the sales then you have gone over the top.

Just look - the guy who produced the first working AC2 crack was infact a legit purchaser, who just got fed up with the unreliable Ubi servers and just wanted to play a single player game he had bought when he wanted to play it - not much to ask really is it?

Ubisoft need to understand that this DRM is not acceptable, and people will continue to avoid their games on PC until they back down.

Just look at the price of all recently released Ubi games - all under £15 within a month of release - it just shows that the retailers cannot sell the expected volumes, and the reason isn't becasue of more people pirating the software, it's because there are a number of people like me who refuse to buy anything so restrictive.

I have no problem with protecting your software, but anything that requires an always on connection or online verification bothers me - what happens when the companies go bust, or switch off their authentication servers - I am left with a coaster! I recently installed Dialo 1 and 2 on my PC - I will not be able to do this with any of these games, unless they patch it out as they go bust or close off servers - and what are the odds on that?

In the end - keep this DRM and hurt your own sales ... no problem to me if you want to shaft yourselves.
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