Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:53 UTC
Games Interesting. The Verge summarises the loads of news and rumours coming out of OnLive today - much of the staff seems to have been laid off, and an acquisition could be imminent. Who will it be? Apple? Google? Microsoft? EA? Valve? CommodoreUSA?
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RE[5]: A lesson to be learned
by bassbeast on Sun 19th Aug 2012 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: A lesson to be learned"
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That why pirates are your friend arrgh. I've had to crack more games than many here have had steak dinners, did I steal the games? Nope bought them legally but I switched to X64 in 2005 and <em>old versions of SecuROM and Safedisc don't work in X64</em> even though the games run perfectly fine.

Oh and FYI if you are foolish enough to try to run them without cracking first? The safedisc and SecuROM installer will jam 32bit kernel hooks into your 64bit kernel thus giving you a machine less stable than WinME and the uninstallers on their own site DO NOT WORK IN X64 on the older versions so you are just hosed.

Yes in a perfect world we wouldn't need places like GCW, but its not a perfect world is it? You could buy every decent game at GOG for $400 with change left over as for every decent game they have a dozen stinkers, all of the retail games have MUCH nastier DRM than Steam and of course once opened you can't take 'em back, so where does that leave those of us that want to play a game?

So you do what you gotta do, simple as that. if MSFT goes crazy with the DRM I'll just get a crack like I would for any game I bought and that would be the end of that, in the end I bought it, I paid for it, and I'm damned well gonna use it whether they like it or not. and with Steam at least the prices are so dirt cheap frankly you couldn't rent the games for the prices they sell them for (JC II for $7 with the DLC? Deus Ex the entire series for $15 with the DLC? SR 3 with all the DLC I wanted for $14 while the boys got the game with all the DLC they made for $24?) I honestly don't think spending a whole 20 minutes going to GCW if they ever go under which is highly unlikely is really that much of a hardship, do you? Anybody that has played games for any length of time has done this dance, just watch this video to see one guy (warning language NSFW but who can blame him) having to crack his brand new retail edition just to get the game to run...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-mt4BpnfAN-o/how_anti_piracy_screws...

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