Can i just say how DAMN HAPPY i am that impulse accepts paypal? And doesn't lock me to my country currency? This might very well be my main deciding point to never again even touch steam.
Huh? Steam accepts PayPal. I can understand the currency gripe but living in the UK many games work out cheaper than buying in US dollars, though still usually more than retail. Demigod is cheaper at retail than buying online.
I'm not sure I agree with that sentiment. Sure, technically it's DRM free, but then again what is a CD-key for MP if not DRM?
Exactly. CD-keys are a form of DRM.
No, we don't get to "actually see the effects of piracy." We'll get yet another single case, with no equivalent control...just like every other game ever released. It's just not possible to ever "see the effects of piracy" unless and until we can fork the timestream and try selling the same game both ways.
Exactly. Saying they believe the game to be "outstanding" and with a "wide appeal" does not mean it will sell, DRM-free or not. The only thing high or low sales of this game will tell us is whether it sold a lot or a little - it has little bearing in the DRM debate.
Also, is it really a good thing that they released the game early and had to panic rush staff in on a holiday to deal with it? I'd have a serious word with the cunts over at GameStop, as they seem to be doing everything in their power to fuck over the gaming industry for their own benefit. Unfortunately I doubt there's much that can be done. If Stardock were to delay shipments to them to prevent early sale GameStop could just refuse to stock the game or give it less shelf space and reduce sales.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."