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A DRM Rant

Ok so yeah, I'm not alone and this rant will undoubtedly be preaching to the choir, but I'm gonna rant anyway. So here's the deal:

DRM is understandable
DRM that inconveniences legitimate users in ANY WAY is not
Pirates ALWAYS succeed. A DRM technology may have 500 people work on it, the pirates have a population of 3bn to draw on, do you really think you can stop them?
So here are my opinions on acceptable DRM:

Steam: It isn't great, but it allows people offline access, allows you to show your game to your friend, allows you to upgrade your computer (Spore anyone?)

PSN: The PS3 has been incredibly hack proof, hardware is a lot more resilient. Games you download onto upto 7 machines and no need to connect is great. (Capcom can go f**k themselves, continuous online checking, one machine limit and not telling users? I hope someone launches a lawsuit for false advertising, I will not buy any Capcom good until they revise this policy).

XBox: Just go buy a PC, they last longer…

Flavour of the Month(s)

Yeah I know, where was March? or April for that matter... I honestly couldn't say. I blame my imminent Finals:


Boardgame I most want to try: DescentBoardgame I most want to play: Formula DBoardgame I most want to buy: Treehouse Wargame I most want to try Firestorm: ArmadaWargame I most want to play: DungeonBowlRPG I most want to try/play: Warhammer Fantasy 2ndNot a lot of change to the list really.I played Formula D for the first time and immediately had to buy it. My friend had been looking to sell it and brought it along for me to try. I do like it, but I want to play it some more to get a better idea of how it plays with more comprehensive rules.Either way, at £25 I am well pleased (the missus won't be when she finds out though!).
Not done any wargaming of late, it is just too time consuming. No Role-Playing either though I hope that'll change once I move back to London.