And how dare they charge for this game, it should be free!
The sarcasm is misplaced.
Who said they couldn't charge for the game? We just think it's silly to require an Internet connection and Steam to play a singleplayer game.
And guess what, the only ones who will have to deal with this crap are not the ones who pirate the game. They'll get their nice and shiny cracked version which starts working right away, no nonsense, no bullshit.
It's the actual customer who is affected by this. He has go jump through those extra hoops to just get into the damn singleplayer game!
So you don't really get the point. No one said that games should be free. But they should stop treating their customers like filth.
With the lies about release dates and everything... Did you completely forget how they lied about the E3 demo? The things they showed off were scripted
, for chrissakes! They claimed to have this technology, but they didn't!
They lied to us with a straight face. And then they got hacked, and they started lying again...
So yeah, Valve has lied to us. But how is that relevant now? The only relevant thing is that they are screwing customers in the ass, and that makes people pirate it.Oh, and Beamer:
To put simply - there are more gaming pirates than gamers without an internet connection.
You don't get it, do you? The pirates won't need
an Internet connection, since their game will work fine. It's cracked, after all.
The only ones who will have a hassle with this are those who actually paid for the game.
I will definitely play HL2, but if it insists on screwing me, then I may consider just getting it for free. Morals, who needs them, right?