Summary: It's not the number of installs. It's not the number of times DRM requires to "phone home." It's not whether or not less wary consumers can call up now and get new activations NOW. It's about buying a service not a product.
Summary: I feel like such a idiot. I should of read all the reader reviews through Amazon before I went out and purchased Crysis Warhead. Even the sales clerk at the retail store where I bought the game from last Friday tried to warned me to not buy the game. I should of listened.
Summary: Crysis is simply amazing, and I expect Warhead to be excellent also. I've waited for this release, but sadly, I will not be buying it. The DRM in this game is a deal-breaker for the following reasons: 1.
Summary: How long will it take companies to understand that people who are willing to pay will pay and people who steal will steal, regardless of what DRM they implement. To defeat it, all that is required is for one group of hackers to crack it and then it will be everywhere for free anyway - and this...
Sorry, can't deal with being treated like a criminal
Erik J. Meyer "Redwulf", Amazon
23 October 2008
Summary: I always pay for games. The only crack I ever use is a No CD crack, because I hate switching disks. I will never buy another EA game though (and I've spent hundreds on them over the years) unless they stop treating honest consumers like criminals.
I've used 2 of my installs and still haven't been able to play
A. Crandall "deadline", Amazon
23 October 2008
Summary: Would you buy a DVD that was limited to playing only on certain DVD players in your house, and then when you buy a new DVD player you have to call the company and beg them for another "activation" (which they are not obligated to give you)? Of course not. That's why DIVX discs went out of business.
Summary: This game uses the same horrible DRM scheme that is found on Bioshock, Mass Effect, Far Cry 2, Spore, Dead Space, Sacred 2, and Red Alert 3. I refuse to purchase a game that requires me to ask permission to install the game.
Summary: Yet another game ruined by "activation" DRM. For the price of a game purchase, you're getting a rental you can only play until you've needed to install it a certain number of times, or they take down the activation server, whichever comes first.
Summary: This product contains malware in the form of DRM that only allows 3 installs. If you're lucky, they may let you install it more if you contact their customer support. I think it is important that we let these people know that DRM like this is unacceptable.
Summary: This game infects your computer with the SecuROM virus. Avoid at all costs. The SecuROM virus roots itself in your OS and stays hidden there even if the game is uninstalled. Removal of the virus is lengthy and risky and involves downloading third party programs and registry editing.