- Aug 19, 2009
If you force a lactose intolerant person to drink non-lactose free milk, I don't think it's irony when they get the runs.Xsjadoblayde said:*Sirens blaring* Ello ello! Irony police here. Just doing a random check up. Won't take long.Denamic said:Irony would be if them being against DRM backfired on them. They're against DRM because it's anti-consumer. Now that the DRM actually did act up and directly hurt the consumers, it doesn't make it irony. It just means they were right.DracoSuave said:Because one does not expect a company who is against DRM to have their product become nonfunctional because of issues with DRM.Denamic said:Hold on. CD Project Red is against DRM. DRM causes issues. How is this ironic or a blow against CD Project Red? I don't see the logic.
That's pretty much the textbook definition of situational irony, where the opposite of expectation occurs.
Hmm. Sorry to urinate on one's fireworks, but this irony here's papers are all in order. Everything checks out.
Irony isn't bound to specific targets, it has many forms. Of all the games to mess up digital rights management, it would be the one made by the developer that is actively against DRM. There you have your irony! Nearly half your RDI of it too.
Right. We' re all done here. ...Florence? Warm the engine, we have a lot more irony to keep in check and a long night ahead of us!
*Sirens blaring fade*
To put it another way:
"If we do X, Y will happen" > Y Happens = Not irony.
"If we do X, Y will never happen" > Y Happens = Irony.
If they had said that DRM is the best thing ever and never negatively affects consumers, it would be irony. The fact that they're against DRM and this now happening is not irony; it's just confirmation that their stance is well founded.