originally posted by dodge444
I understand that piracy of video games is a huge problem for developers and their bottom line. Big title games cost a lot to bring to market so we now have DRM on the games we buy to the extent that we can't loan, give away or sell what we bought. But if we buy a movie DVD, we can do what we want with that -- I don't get it. Movies cost gazillions of $$$ to make as well, yet you can own what you bought without third part companies required to view them.
New big titles are coming out at up to $70 per game which is a lot for the average player. A new DVD is less than half that.I'd buy more new games if the price was lower instead of waiting for sales. Why not drop the price and get more sales, make it hard to copy a disc and forget the DRM? Am I a simpleton?
Sadly DRM on games is going to be a big part. For movies it tends to be the sec coding on the blu ray or dvd that stops the copying of them. But of course with both drm n the sec code on movies these get broken/cracked/reverse engineered. Personally when I was in my teens a game cost me £30 tops on PC and roughly the same on console which was N64 at that time. Expansions/addons were about £20. So seeing a game going at £50 or £60 yeah its a jump but over 15 years to me that is not much at all.
In regards to having it removed. I can understand the frustrations and the points that users make in that its a waste because of what I previously said. We just going to have to eat our cookie, sit down, strap our selves in and ride the roller coaster.