- Jun 30, 2008
It's the pirates' fault that game publishers institute a number of measures that have, and have always had, zero effect on piracy, while inconveniencing the paying customer?Kwil said:Generally agree, but you fail in the same way that most of these rants against "the man" fail.. you forget that the reason we're getting this crap DRM stuff imposed on us in the first place is because of the pirates.
That's why I get really annoyed whenever somebody gets up on their righteous horse and says, "It's the companies' fault!"
NO. IT. ISN'T.
No, that special brand of idiocy is all on the publishers, I'm afraid.
It's like those unskippable anti-piracy trailers that were placed at the beginning of DVDs for a while. The only people who ever saw them were the people who paid for the product. The product I paid for was worse than the pirated product.
Clearly, though, I should blame the pirates for these moronically counter-intuitive measures that have no effect on piracy.