Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash

The Starbreeze Forums and Atari Forums for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena each have threads complaining about the game's DRM, describing a non-revocable three-installation limit that does not allow further installations after it has been reached. This has inspired another protest centered on the reviews on the Amazon listing for the game, where an increasing number of reviews complain about the DRM. We contacted Atari about this and received the following response:
The protection on the PC version of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is an activation system with online authentication required the first time you install the game on a machine. The activation code lets you install the game on up to 3 machines, with an unlimited number of installs on each assuming that you don’t change any major hardware in your PC or re-install your operating system.

If you reach the maximum number of installations you can contact the Atari hotline and if it’s a legitimate request you can get a new activation code.

We implement this protection in an effort to avoid early piracy.
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Re: On Dark Athena DRM
Apr 9, 2009, 16:40
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Re: On Dark Athena DRM Apr 9, 2009, 16:40
Apr 9, 2009, 16:40
 
Fuck you and your legitimate request.

Who the fuck is Atari to tell me when and how often I reinstall a game I paid you for. I will now go download the game.

I will NEVER buy a game with any kind of limited activation. You are a fucking tool if you do.

Any of you defending this action are so absurdly clueless you don't even deserve an explanation about why you are so wrong.

They absolutely deserve the rampant piracy this game will receive now.

This comment was edited on Apr 9, 2009, 16:42.
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