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Games Requiring Internet-based Activation

Do you believe this will help or hurt the gaming industry?  

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  1. 1. Do you believe this will help or hurt the gaming industry?

    • It will hurt the gaming industry
      58
    • I don't think it will hurt the gaming industry
      40
    • I don't know if it will help or hurt them
      18


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There will always be something that ppl can get to crack any activation that might be required. I personally dont think it will affect the industry too much at all. Only people having internet trouble will get frustrated and take the game back or not buy it at all. That must be a small # tho.

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It good to stop piracy but why choose the bill gates way....sure there will be another method of doing this. Its very sickening when you reinstall the game...thus i vote not vote for this vot ing ..

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Well reality, this sounds dumb but I know some gamers who have a kickass machine but no internet. what the heck are they to do call all the time?

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seriously, im sure its going to be a one time activation and its stuck to your steam account, and i dont know what everybodys complaining about with the xp activation, everytime i format i activate with no problem at all.

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fact is, if the companies can save money, then they'll do it. sooner or later, yes, ways and means will be found to get around it, but then there is a lot of piracy around the world.

 

what will happen when people dont have a net connection? heavens knows. when i'm not at uni, i have a net connection for only a few hours a day - when i buy new games, i will be stuffed.

 

i expect more safedisc/starforce protection....lol....i use "no-cd" cracks when i cant be arsed to put the right cd in the machine, but then im sure plenty of other people do too. starforce works well, and to my knowledge, i still have to put the original disc in for some games! argh!

 

people wont boycott games because of protection. did they boycott M$ because of WPA? hardly. the ones that left didnt impact the market much.

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The companies say its for privacy and other things like that. Its just a way to make more money and make people buy more copies of the game. Games that were made 5-6 years ago can be copied but not games today.

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I think it will hert. As a power user, activation of any kind annoys me, just imaginehow the rest of the world will feel. And wjat if you don't have a convent internet connection?

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ive already heard of this nice new halo 2's activation for the 2 free months of xbox live going bad and saying that the key is invalid --- GREAT - i feel sorry for those people but not really...... ps2 still doesnt have activation OR fees for playing online

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