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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
Jan 25, 2012, 11:17
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 11:17
Jan 25, 2012, 11:17
 
To be fair though, they did work with me and got the game to reg to my account after giving me a US key once I proved that I did buy the game. Also yes, steam isn't as annoying as securom and starforce, but still it is DRM, and it can be annoying if you try to do certain things that some manager in the company don't like, such as buying a Europe copy to play in USA, and it kept me from playing my bought copy for 2 weeks. It also is a dick move to claim its not there and for him to act like he's inconvenienced for what, 3 days from playing civ3? I couldn't play magicka for 2 weeks thanks to this.
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
Jan 25, 2012, 11:11
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 11:11
Jan 25, 2012, 11:11
 
Verno wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 11:07:
baltar wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 11:02:
Yes it is your'e absolutely right Nin.

What pisses me off is this comment:

"Fred Wester: I’m so surprised that people still use DRM. We haven’t done that for seven or eight years, and the reason is that it doesn’t make sense."

He's talking about how they never use DRM in the link and yet all their games have Steam DRM on it. I call foul.

Most people are ok with Steam to the point where they don't consider it DRM since they are rarely inconvenienced by it. It's not correct but it just goes to show the power of making meaningful trade offs with the consumer instead of having a fuck you all, take what we give you attitude.


Verno: A garden snake isn't poisonous, but it's bite still hurts.

Just because steam is less cunt than Securom is to the majority, does not mean paradox as a company can go ahead and use steam and then claim their games have no drm for the past 8 years, at least without me calling them said cunts.
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
Jan 25, 2012, 11:06
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 11:06
Jan 25, 2012, 11:06
 

I quote:
"Fred Wester: I’m so surprised that people still use DRM. We haven’t done that for seven or eight years, and the reason is that it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t make sense from a gamer perspective - I hated it. I bought Civilization III when it first came out, and for the first three days I couldn’t play it. It installed some other software, and it just shut down. I had to contact Atari support three times before I even got help. And that experience is terrible. "

Well when I bought Magicka, I couldn't play it for two weeks while going back and forth with Paradox about the stupidity that is steam region blocking DRM. That experience is terrible to me, especially since the disc and the box did not say anything about region protection on it.
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
Jan 25, 2012, 11:02
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 11:02
Jan 25, 2012, 11:02
 
Yes it is your'e absolutely right Nin. Steam is a form of DRM mind you.

What pisses me off is this comment:

"Fred Wester: I’m so surprised that people still use DRM. We haven’t done that for seven or eight years, and the reason is that it doesn’t make sense."

He's talking about how they never use DRM in the link and yet all their games have Steam DRM on it with region blocking. I call foul.

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2012, 11:07.
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM
Jan 25, 2012, 10:55
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Re: Quoteworthy - Paradox on DRM Jan 25, 2012, 10:55
Jan 25, 2012, 10:55
 
bullshit.

When I was in Europe, I bought Magicka, on disc. When I came home and tried to install it, steam whined about the region, saying it was blocked in the USA.

I had to call Paradox and they had to give me a US key before I could have played it and I have to take pics of my disc to prove that I actually did buy it. I was told this was there to prevent people from one country to import a game from another country where it's sold cheaper than the current country.

Man if I can get a email to that CEO and tell him how horrible my experience was with it and why, even though I love Majesty 2, I refuse to buy the complete edition because of this, That would be awesome.

When they take that shit off the steam protected discs they sell, then I'll believe them.
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Re: More Origin Spyware Accusations
Nov 2, 2011, 07:35
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Re: More Origin Spyware Accusations Nov 2, 2011, 07:35
Nov 2, 2011, 07:35
 
I heard some success with installing origin under sandboxie to lock it down from digging around your machine.

I got a wrapped copy sitting on my desk and am torn between actually installing it in sandboxie or returning it for a refund.. Really haven't decided yet.
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Re: Celebrating Ten Years of GTA3 - Mobile Versions Coming
Oct 13, 2011, 11:43
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Re: Celebrating Ten Years of GTA3 - Mobile Versions Coming Oct 13, 2011, 11:43
Oct 13, 2011, 11:43
 
The Rockstar warehouse is soo classy.
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Re: Chucky Game Plans
Oct 7, 2011, 11:53
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Re: Chucky Game Plans Oct 7, 2011, 11:53
Oct 7, 2011, 11:53
 
Wicked.. Make it play like thief3 except you are a psychopathic doll, and have some one-liners in between and it'll be great.

Don't. Screw. It. Up.
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Re: Microsoft Planning Cloud Gaming?
Oct 6, 2011, 12:23
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Re: Microsoft Planning Cloud Gaming? Oct 6, 2011, 12:23
Oct 6, 2011, 12:23
 
Funny how we all hate diablo 3 for always on internet and yet the streaming games is getting a foothold.

I'll take my games on disc, thanks. I don't care if everyone streams or downloads it, or calls me old fashioned, whatever I'm not throwing money at something intangible.
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Re: U.K. Sales Charts
Oct 3, 2011, 16:30
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Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 3, 2011, 16:30
Oct 3, 2011, 16:30
 
Disappointing. It wasn't shaping to be very good from the screens, but I held hope.. Especially considering GOT is the best dark fantasy series I ever saw on TV, and the books are excellent.. They should have given it to someone else.
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Re: U.K. Sales Charts
Oct 3, 2011, 10:33
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Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 3, 2011, 10:33
Oct 3, 2011, 10:33
 
Anyone played Game of thrones? Was it any good??
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Re: PC Assassin's Creed: Revelations Delayed?
Sep 30, 2011, 09:28
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Re: PC Assassin's Creed: Revelations Delayed? Sep 30, 2011, 09:28
Sep 30, 2011, 09:28
 
I guess they are busy sourcing additional servers for their always on DRM fuckery.
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Re: L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition in November
Sep 28, 2011, 16:21
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Re: L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition in November Sep 28, 2011, 16:21
Sep 28, 2011, 16:21
 
They'll just fuck this up with rockstar social club bullshit.

skip.
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Re: Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed
Sep 21, 2011, 14:22
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Re: Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed Sep 21, 2011, 14:22
Sep 21, 2011, 14:22
 
Lobster wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 13:53:
Hey, I have an idea. Maybe EA can make an FPS called "Cartel," and Paradox can make a squad-based RTS called "Syndicate." That work for everyone?

Hey! Stop that! Go take your common sense somewhere else. The world doesn't want any of it.
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Re: Gone Gold - RAGE
Sep 16, 2011, 19:05
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Re: Gone Gold - RAGE Sep 16, 2011, 19:05
Sep 16, 2011, 19:05
 
Heard amazing things about the pioneer BD 206

Waiting for it to get cheaper than $109 though..

If you wanna go super cheap, the LG's are floating around the 70 mark during sales. Heard they were kinda iffy though..
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Re: Gone Gold - RAGE
Sep 16, 2011, 18:47
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Re: Gone Gold - RAGE Sep 16, 2011, 18:47
Sep 16, 2011, 18:47
 
and i quote their twitter feed:
RAGEgame
09.12.2011 5:30 PM
@nvmisfit the disc swap is needed if you're playing Disc 3 (multiplayer). First wasteland (disc 1), second wasteland (disc 2)

3 dvds, assuming they are dual layer, were talking about 25 gigs. That's epic as hell... Can we get a BD version id?
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Re: LucasArts' Action/Adventure, FPS, and Aerial Combat Plans
Sep 15, 2011, 14:53
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Re: LucasArts' Action/Adventure, FPS, and Aerial Combat Plans Sep 15, 2011, 14:53
Sep 15, 2011, 14:53
 
Nah Outlaws is a game that should be left alone. It's such a classic game they should never make a sequel or an addition to it, as a sequel will degrade the legacy that is Lucasart's Outlaws.

Republic Commando is in desperate need for a sequel, especially how the first one ended. Keep the main menu music, Base the story off the books written, then expand on that for a few more missions, and keep that awesome wristblade and were solid
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Re: LucasArts' Action/Adventure, FPS, and Aerial Combat Plans
Sep 15, 2011, 14:12
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Re: LucasArts' Action/Adventure, FPS, and Aerial Combat Plans Sep 15, 2011, 14:12
Sep 15, 2011, 14:12
 
Republic commando 2 - come on you can do it. You already licensed the ut3 engine as it is...

aerial combat could be either a tie fighter or a secret weapons sequel :P

EDIT: read the posting itself, and I just gasped when i saw this:

Experience with flight sims, aerial shooters, and especially space-based shooters a plus


OMFG OMG OMG OMG tie fighter sequel!?!!?!?!!?!
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island; Patch Coming; Steam has an Xbox Build?
Sep 6, 2011, 13:50
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island; Patch Coming; Steam has an Xbox Build? Sep 6, 2011, 13:50
Sep 6, 2011, 13:50
 
Verno wrote on Sep 6, 2011, 13:41:
As far as I'm concerned, If you're problem is that you want absolutely ZERO tinkering whatsoever, just plug and play only no installs no nothing, then get a console!

Yeah you've managed to completely miss the point, ranting on some tangent. Some people don't mind tinkering with things like config files for AA settings but that doesn't mean they want every port to be a buggy mess either.

Anyways it's both hilarious and sad that they literally released the wrong build of the game. Hopefully the majority of these problems are fixed tonight.

Wow.. you say I missed the point and then proceed to make a one line summary of my rant, noting the point that I supposedly missed, right in the next sentence.

I'm not sure if brilliant trolling or just dumb. Either way you just made my ever-growing ignore list. Congrats!
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island; Patch Coming; Steam has an Xbox Build?
Sep 6, 2011, 13:35
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island; Patch Coming; Steam has an Xbox Build? Sep 6, 2011, 13:35
Sep 6, 2011, 13:35
 
Verno wrote on Sep 6, 2011, 11:14:
HEY that's a horrible insult to one of the best eras of PC gaming!

You have a selective memory, it was also an era filled with constant tinkering to get many PC games to even run. Some of us don't look back fondly on that kind of experience.

And yet shoddy ports like this game weren't common back then.

What sort of tinkering are you talking about? I can understand the older dos games where you had to run setup, figure out your soundcard's IRQ ports, etc.. but then the win98 era when half life 2, homeworld, jedi knight2 and outlaws came out, all i remember was popping the disc in, configuring my displays, keys and then playing it.. Besides, All pc games have to have some sort of tinkering to get things configured, simply because a decent PC game has lots of options for configuring - it's the nature of having a somewhat open os over a x360. With that said, when it gets to be more than just a few minutes for it, like dealing with bulletstorm's GFWL bullshit for example, that's when it's a problem. As far as I'm concerned, If you're problem is that you want absolutely ZERO tinkering whatsoever, just plug and play only no installs no nothing, then get a console!

Besides, I'd take running those old setup.exe tinkering over the fuckery involved with this port.
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