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The DRM Monster by JamesDonaldson The DRM Monster by JamesDonaldson
During the 2008-present peroid almost every game released has some version of DRM. I don’t know if these developers/publishers/whatever got together in a mass meeting and somehow agreed that this was a great idea, but almost every PC game has now adopted the dumbest form of copy protection on earth.

Firstly, it doesn’t work, the ’Pirates’ can still pirate the game and seeing as they work around the protection, they can play without doing any of the stuff legal users have to do. Like be on the internet, activate and deactivate installs, log into systems like Live before you even get to the main menu. If the Server goes down, the honest players can’t play, but the pirates (that this system is meant to prevent from copying) can still play just fine.

The comic says the rest.

This is an original comic with my characters Digital Rights Marauder (Steam in the original series) and Captain Crack Patchers. So copyright covers everything.
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:iconlmh13442:
LMH13442 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
....or just. y'know SUPPORT GOG.com
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AJNZulu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
James, I love this Comic!
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masonicon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
DRM does keeps me from using MySpore whatever I plays Spore
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Digital Restrictions Management! Providing a false sense of security since it was invented.

FUNFAX: If it exists, it's been cracked and pirated. No exceptions!

0-day DRM cracks are really common now.
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morbid333 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Because of the games I play, I've been told I'm stuck in the nineties. Remember those days, when playing a game was as simple as popping a CD into a machine, and developers and publishers didn't give us reasons not to buy their crap? Ah, good times. Good times.
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Division90 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
HE's Da BEST !!! CRACK And Patch !!!
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taalii123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I have used this image to win multiple arguments over DRM.


That, and sales figures versus estimates piracy figures for Spore before and after they eased up on the DRM. Along with sales figures versus estimated piracy figured for Sins of a Solar Empire, which had no DRM. (Hint: It sold REALLY well.)
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
True! This is so, so true! I love it. :) And know firsthand exactly what you're talking about. ;D
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KlinkHammer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
steam aint so bad

BUT PAIR IT UP WITH WINDOWS LIVE!? NOW THAT TORTURE

it took me 1 YEAR to figure out how to load Dawn of war 2!

DRM kept me from buying Assassin's creed 2!
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG... Microshit Winblows Live! Worst service ever. Filled with more bugs then a termite mound. Run by retarded monkeys.
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