Well, i prefer DRM-free PC games over DRM infested PC games ... i don't understand your panic, that PC gaming will vanish because of "piracy". It won't
I don't think PC gaming is dying, but I do think there is real risk of it changing, which is almost as bad for me. How many times have we seen publishrs, developers and the media talk about PC gaming changing to be more like WoW and Popcap, and less like Crysis and Mass Effect?
As someone who plays singleplayer games almost exclusively, that is about as bad as saying no more PC gaming ever.
If DRM is needed to continue profitable levels of sales on the PC for offline singleplayer games, or even just to convince publishers to take release on the PC, then, as I said, so be it.
It's not panic to recognize industry moods and shifts.
The real trick is to make sure that DRM that is needed is as consumer friendly as possible, and even has benefits. Steam does a rather good job with this, and Battle.net 2.0 looks to be trying a similar thing.This comment was edited on Aug 23, 2009, 18:33.