Magister Lajciak Posted December 28, 2012 Share Posted December 28, 2012 Over the past few years, my participation in the market for games has essentially drawn to a halt. The main reason behind this is the proliferation of online DRM, which I am unwilling to tolerate on the products I purchase. The last Obsidian Entertainment product I have bought, for example, was The Mask of the Betrayer (an awesome game, btw) and I haven't purchased many other companies' games since then either (I have bought King's Bonuty, Dragon Age and maybe a couple of other games). Of course, replaying older games is still a favorite past-time, as are PnP games and game design, but I have practically stopped even following the development of new games, as I can pretty much automatically assume they will have an online DRM system - an instant interest-killer for me. Recently, though, whereas it does seem that the transition to online DRM is pretty much complete among major publishers, smaller developers are working on independent projects that are interesting and online DRM free, so I am wondering if instead of exiting the gaming market altogether, I may be simply transitioning from the mainstream market to more independent projects. Just yesterday, I bought a game again after a long, long time: Torchlight 2 and it seems that a DRM-free Grim Dawn is coming next year from the makers of Titan Quest. Today, I have just learned that Obsidian Entertainment is planning to release a DRM-free game in about two years and even held a Kickstarter for that. So the news is not quite as bleak as I had assumed in computer gaming (I thought I would have to remain content with the games I had purchased in the past). Goof as they were, there might be no more Blizzard or Bioware Games that I can buy, but promising CRPGs without online DRM are still on the horizon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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