09/03/2017 (Sun) 19:45:21
>plus an universal, cartridge-specific license to download the game from any cooperating hardware manufacturer's own internet store.
DRM is AIDs and cancer, it's anticonsumer in the long run since game collecting is not possible due to Publishers shutting down services for old games. It's anticonsumer in the short run since Publishers are known to put in "limited install" parameters to their DRM or "always online" faggotry. Or like some of the WORST publishers such as EA, Acti, UBi have shown they abuse DRM to cut out features or controversial content via patches. Modern DRM will always be shit due to Publishers abusing it, or abandoning infrastructure plus services for old games.
Right now I have MULTIPLE old games such as Delta Force, Rainbow Six Raven Shield, Army Men 1,2, Toys in Space, Deus Ex, System Shock 2 and all of them work right out of the box. There's no need for me to login to some sort of E-Store service to download a patch, no need for updates. All I have to do is pop in the disc and if asked for a CD key I can just plop it inside.
Patching these games is also OPTIONAL since these games were released before releasing bug ridden messes that get fixed via patching using shitty E-Store services was a thing. Fuck Valve, fuck Nintendo, fuck Ubi, fuck most of the modern gaming industry, and fuck you OP for being underagedb& or a fucking sheep.