I hate DRM with a passion, but I feel I owe its creators a fruit basket. After all, it gives me more free target practice than the rest of this industry's bullshit. Take what's been happening with Arkham Asylum -- new purchases aren't working on Steam because SecuROM won't let it activate the authentication keys.
Consumers already spent their cash on the title when it got marked down in the Steam summer sale, but have been unable to play it since. They've bombarded the forums about the issue, but Valve's kept quiet. Warner Bros. is allegedly looking into it.
This isn't the first time Warner's attempts to control the end user have messed with paying customers. Arkham City's infamous "Catwoman Pass" codes were missing from many newly purchased copies, while pre-order bonuses failed to unlock. PC users were also maddened over City when it turned out the game ran terribly when using the very features it was supposedly delayed in order to make use of.
If you are the person who makes the final decision to put SecuROM in a PC game, know this -- you are a bad person.
|3:00 PM on 03.07.2012|
Storm's Adventure with OnLive Part 1...
...Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Just finishing the title, that's all. It was a little too big for the textbox. Well, I'm not expecting a very positive response on this one (or any of my videos for that matter)...more
|2:00 PM on 05.19.2013|
Communitoid 013, featuring special guest JJ McCallum!
In this extra British episode of Communitoid, we're joined by special British guest JJ McCallum! JJ recalls the time he fiddled with Conor's no-no place, Jo gets all hot and bothered by JJ's accent, Aaron is the worst host ev...more
|1:30 PM on 05.19.2013|
Sup Holmes burns bright with Jasper Byrne
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|10:30 AM on 05.18.2013|
Cart Life dev reveals new game, is humble and lovable
I'd like to pay Richard Hofmeier to talk to me about videogames. During last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), he told me about so many great things, like the free online "game" Geoguessr, surrealist interactive text auteur...more