View Full Version : The gaming industry has gone insane
11th November 2008, 20:46
11th November 2008, 20:58
Not surprising. EA & Co. already enforce this with their SecuRom activation.
Once again: DO NOT BUY SOFTWARE REQUIRING PRODUCT ACTIVATION.
11th November 2008, 21:24
I don't tend to buy computer games at all; I'm more than satisfied with the Wii, and various DOS and early Windows era games that I play on an older PC I've set up for that purpose.
I probably would pass on a game that required activation, though, if only because I think it's kind of stupid on a $50 game. It won't put me off a more expensive piece of software, usually, though. I have no idea how many people are actually dissuaded from piracy by activation, but it's never caused me any issues with Windows, Office or Adobe's CS3 apps.
Adobe actually includes a "deactivation" feature that you can use before uninstalling their software, which will ensure you can activate it without problems again next time. This is something every vendor should do, if they intend to include product activation.
12th November 2008, 00:33
They have to pay for all the lawsuits somehow ;)
12th November 2008, 14:32
When you can control a FPS or a RTS game with a mouse and keyboard, download and install mods then I'm in. Until then, I'll save the consoles for my kids.