[citation][nom]Warsaw[/nom]You sir, are a fool. Blind sided by the fact that it's not always about either the money or the DRM. But, sometimes it's about sticking it to the "man"...or in this case Activision (screw that CEO!). You also have Ubisoft with their terrible DRM mock-up that deserves not a cent from anyone until they can come up with either no DRM, or something that is not as intrusive and depends on your connection. Some companies just don't "get" it. Gamers are a different breed of a consumer. We are definitely more vocal (especially the PC gamer), and will not succumb to just poor ports or their sorry excuse for trying to obtain more money. There is also the case of companies taking away our right to own the game and instead trying to implement a license of a game instead. I for one feel that if you buy a media, you OWN it. It doesn't exactly mean you can copy it for anyone and everyone, but I do believe you should be able to do whatever you want with it for yourself. Examples being burning an extra copy, ripping it to your hard drive, and not having a damn CD-check system. /Rant over and done[/citation]
Sorry Warsaw if you took my post the wrong way but im not a fool. I totally agree with you about sticking it to the man(but just in another way), and that those companies are doing some terrible things to the industry and it does need to change. But pirating is not the way to bring change IMHO.
I am a part of those gamers you speak of that dont want to be fed DRM, terrible ports, or EULA that say your just renting your game.
And your also right that they just dont get it, they still think that thier solving the problem and pirates still think they are protesting for change.
This debate has been heated and in the open for a few years and not much if anything has changed besides this comes to mind(http
/www.tomshardware.com/news/drm-dmca-jailbreaking-unlocking-iphone,10944.html). Games are still pirated, DRM still there, still need internet connection, disk checks ect...