Avast, Ye Mateys!

Avast, Ye Mateys!

Rob Zacny | 17 Feb 2009 09:01
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Look, are you willing to take that chance? I'm not. I loan my laptop to people all the time, and who knows what they might download without my consent. Some dude might be like, "Hey, I need to finish a paper," and I'd be like, "Sure, bro, mi casa es su casa." And I'd give him my laptop, and instead of writing a term paper he'd be like, "Sweet, time for some copyrighted music, games and freaky pornos!" The next thing you know, I'm a registered sex offender. All because I helped a guy out, and then my game's DRM dropped a dime on me.

And don't even try to pull that "just buy the Steam version" crap on me, OK? You ever stop to think about what will happen when Valve goes out of business? It'll be 11/16 all over again. All you fools will be like, "Man, I should've listened to that guy I was a dick to on the forums, because he was right on." But it'll be too late, and while your computers are trying to contact a Steam server that's no longer there, I'll be enjoying my cracked physical copies of games, totally DRM-free.

Man, I can't wait for that day.

EDIT - 19:30:25 01/28/09:

I'm sorry for ranting again, guys. I really don't mean to get so harsh with you, especially since some of you guys are my best friends. I was really touched by the response to my hunger-strike live-blog over Spore. Sure, a lot of you told me to go eat a dick, but there were also a lot of you who really wanted me to eat food again. You said I was scaring you.

I still think that if more people had joined my protest, we could have changed the world, but I'm aware that not everyone understands how important this is yet. So yeah, I just wanted to say that I don't mean to come across like a jerk.

EDIT - 20:02:16 01/28/09:

You know, I don't know why I'm the one apologizing here. Really, you guys need to see how you're responsible for provoking me.

Remember that quote about Nazi Germany? "First they came for the communists, and I said nothing because I was not a communist." It's the same situation with DRM. I'm not even kidding. I've studied history, and the parallels are eerily similar.


Seriously, guys, unless you stop buying games with draconian DRM, it's only a matter of time before you hear the tread of jackboots on the stairs.

EDIT - 20:44:08 01/28/09:

A couple guys have sent me PMs asking me to calm down. I just wanted to let you know I am calm. The only people who aren't calm are fanboys, because I'm calling out their favorite games and developers.

DRM-free gaming is a right. I should never, ever be required to validate an installation or be connected to the internet to play a game I paid for.

It doesn't matter that this may not always affect me. You guys can say, "Hey, you've been on these boards two years and you have 3000 posts to your name. Why do you care if a game requires a connection, since you never f***ing leave?"

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