FluffyPanda posted on May 3 2006 at 03:14 PM said:Woah... nubie, calm down
You're right, I did miss an option... I guess it never ocured to me that someone might want to vote:
5) More likely to buy (I like DRM protected games / I dislike games without copy protection)
I was assuming that someone who didn't mind DRM would be no more likely to buy if it was present and would therefore want to vote "no change".
That was wrong, but it was only an oversight, no need to type all in bold at me, accuse me of bias or insult my ancestors
I apologize, I was venting a little bit. (mostly at redeemen)
I will un-caps my previous post.
Honestly I don't see what is so bad about DRM in this case, PC games are mostly DRM, it doesn't stop anyone from enjoying them.
If anything the GP2X having some copyright protection makes more sense as it's main storage medium IS an SD card, unlike a PC which has comparatively unlimited HD space.
I just want to see commercial games from the mainstream, so do many others.
DRM is a necessary evil to get those, I am willing to accept that, especially because craigix is not a bad guy and will be trying to appease both the game developers, and the ways his costomers want to use the games.
Honestly, the DRM on this console is a harmless fluffy little kitten that has been declawed and has ring-worm compared to anything M$ or $ony has ever used.
I point out that if you are that paranoid and upset about the DRM (even though it is so much better than the P$2 or P$P) don't buy the games, just the fact you are bitching your little heads away is confusing to me.
If it is a personal preference, keep it to yourself (personally, so to speak.)
With the P$2 and the P$P you never get a choice as to what to run, with this console it has been months and thousands are enjoying it without paying for a single piece of software, that is why I can't understand you.
I further am confused because you don't even know what form the DRM will take, basically you had to get in a little non-constructive pre-information bitching.
I suppose that is what I am most upset at, you didn't even consider that the DRM might be transparent, you have no concrete information as to the form and possible inconvenience of the software that will be for sale.
It seems as though you are one-celled in you response, DRM = Bad, I don't see any intelligent conversation about the ways that both the developers and the purchasers can both be happy.
As I understand it the developers are likely to be users that wish to use it the same ways we would, in that case doesn't it make sense that they would make sure we can use the games the ways we want?
I notice that good demos are available that aren't DRM, play those.
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