"You're not cleared for that."
- Jan 30, 2012
Yes, but that was a CD drive rather than a storage drive, and even then there were various rumours flying around at that point - I never did track down the validity of them. Mostly because I didn't really care. And I still mostly don't. However, Mister K was most definitely talking about the more recent DA:I "incident".Mutant1988 said:Honestly, the only DRM I've ever heard from that destroyed hardware was Starforce. And it did that by changing the speed of your disc drive (IIRC).DoPo said:1. It was SSDs not HDDsMister K said:Was it DRM of Dragon Age: Inquisition that destroyed HDDs?
2. It didn't even do it. Believing a lie and perpetuating, is not what this industry needs. Or any industry, really[footnote]Although, I suppose your view point would be the opposite if you're in marketing[/footnote].
Pain in the ass to get rid off as well, since it installs itself without your knowledge and finding it's essential files for removal needs to be done manually. It practically functions like malware.
However, there was that other thing with Sony. And music.
source [http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/05/14/marker_pens_sticky_tape_crack/] (seems the links there don't work any more)Epic/Sony's release of Celine Dion's A New Day Has Come audio disc this month, which included copy protection technology from Key2Audio, caused a furore after online sites reported that attempts to play the disc on a PC caused computers to crash.
The problem can be even more severe for Mac users.
Not only will the Celine Dion audio disc fail to play on new flat-screen iMacs but it will lock the CD tray and prevent the machine from been rebooted properly. This is not something users can fix themselves and means a trip to a dealer for repairs. An article on Apple's knowledge base explains the issue in more depth.