Gears of War PC Craps OutPublished by wes213 on Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox Live,
Hay fans of the man that think DRM is the way to go here is one more drop of gas to add to the fire and to the list of why DRM is a full on pain in the @$$.
Ripten.com is reporting:
Users on the Gears of War official forums
are reporting that the digital certificates for the game have expired, as of 28th January 2009. This means that the game will not launch at a system date post-28th Jan. Obviously, this is awful news for those people who enjoy playing the game on the PC, since unless they keep their system date before the 28th, they cannot play the game.
This is what all the fuss about DRM (Digital Rights Management) is about; people who bought this game are essentially not allowed to play it. Ironically, the people who pirated the game, who the DRM is supposedly trying to stop, won’t be affected by this. The more that stuff like this happens due to DRM, the more the games are going to be pirated- only the customers are being punished. Anyway- bad show on Epic’s part; this needs to be fixed.
Yeah i will be the first to say if we all pay for are games and put an end to all piracy we would not need the DRM and the game developers would have more cash to put on better content but we all know thats just not going to happen and by the look of this report and the whole DRM bomb on SPORE DRM is more of a pain for the honest gamer then it is for all the pirates out there.
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