I just think that when I purchase a product, I should have full ownership of it. Entering a serial code is fair enough, but having limited installs, having to be connected to the internet constantly and having to register at some third party service is just a time-bomb waiting to happen. It'll kill the second-hand market -which plebs like myself use a lot-, and mean that you probably won't be able to play these games in five years time because the activation servers will be long dead.
have to agree with you here, darkie. drm fucking sucks, and I'm surprised its legal (oh wait, look who's funding campaigns...). not sure how its working in the video game arena, but especially with digital books its a ripoff. Amazon can delete it off a kindle/harddrive if the publisher decides to pull it from ebook format - no refund no letter, it just disappears. I understand iTunes does the same thing for mp3s through their site.
So you pay the same price as you would for a permanent copy of the item (physical book, cd..guess video games are s.o.l?), yet it can be 'unliscensed' and vanish.
i swear they're just setting us up in the habit, so in 20 years the can offer 'unrestricted' sales of stuff at a 200% premium.
[23:45] enlever: Ugh, I officially hate white heads >.<
[23:46] ro: im sorry, we'll all go decapitate ourselves..
[23:46] inthebetween: YAY GROUP DECAPITATION