MrBone wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 10:26:eunichron wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 00:46:Beelzebud wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 21:11:
Still not sure how this is news, or even a leak. 1 CD out of 2 is leaked, and there is no crack available, despite what's been said here. Wow, what a scandal. Meanwhile people were playing Rage on 360 2 weeks before the release, and not a word about it on "news" sites.
The full thing is out, but yes, no crack. It's just a matter of time, though... a day or two at the most.
This is exactly what they said about Bioshock back in the day....then it was cracked 11 days after a lot of crying. Your estimates don't mean crap.
TurdFergasun wrote on Sep 5, 2011, 12:26:
man if i would have known crysis was built on slave labour i would have pirated it long ago.
nin wrote on Sep 5, 2011, 11:53:
Clearly the blog was pirated, which is the real problem here! Right, Crytek?
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 22:52:
"COME BACK BABY! I WON'T EVEN HIT YOU THIS TIME! I'VE CHANGED."
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 9, 2011, 10:25:Acleacius wrote on Jul 9, 2011, 09:54:
Actually could be an important case, a developer will be telling the truth about DRM (e.g. it's bad and it hurts customers ability to play the game) in court. Publicly open and available to the public to hear.
Could be really bad and messy for all publishers. So count me in the backlash.
Have we been hitting the pipe again? I hope that everyone remembers that CDP did not remove the DRM from the retail version because DRM is "teh suck" or because it hurts honest customers but because they were too lazy and incompetent to fix the issues with their launcher and the DRM. So instead of fixing shit they just removed the DRM wholesale.
Apparently they did so without getting approval from Namco Bandai and were hoping to get away with it.
I very much doubt that the contract is ambiguous in that regard since this is about standard contractual stuff so CDP will very likely lose this case and rightfully so if they can't read.
I'm getting strong vibes here that they generally need to improve on their professional conduct and business relationships. The whole mystery around the cancellation of the console version of the first Witcher game was pretty fishy as well with conflicting statements from CDP and the guys who were working on the port. It can hardly be a coincidence that they get in trouble with every one of their releases.
Also seemed kind of strange when one of their lead devs left the team shortly after TW2 was released, supposedly because of "burn-out". Do you leave right after the successful launch of a major AAA title instead of reaping the rewards if everything is in order at the company? I don't think so...
The unfunny stunt where they faked the closure of GOG also comes to mind. It was in poor taste and just plain dumb and unoriginal. Any four year old has a better business sense than these guys.
It will bite them majorly in the ass one day if they don't get more professional.