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1.0 out of 5 stars Great game - idiotic DRM, 20 Sep 2008
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This review is from: Crysis Warhead (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Crysis Warhead is a great game - amazing I could say. The graphics are fantastic, the gameplay on a par with Crysis - there really is nothing I can possibly fault.

The DRM forced upon you when you install Warhead is insane. The DRM is turning away potential customers while the pirates can play without the EA malware being installed on your PC.

If this 'pseudo-virus' was mentioned on the retail box I would never have purchased this game and I will never purchase another EA game as long as I live.

Avoid Crysis Warhead. Avoid EA. Avoid potentially illegal, non-optional and damaging malware disguised as anti-piracy measures.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2008 11:56:35 BDT
P. E. Turner says:
What DRM I have a cracked copy. HAHAHAHAHAHAHa

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2008 20:14:31 BDT
S. Harvey says:
And I've just reported you to Amazon and FACT for theft and sponging off of me and the other hardworking people who support the software industry.

Have a nice day

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2008 23:38:39 BDT
Good on to Turner. I'd rather support criminals than those who treat honest payers like me like a criminal.

Hard working maybe, but honest, I DON'T THINK SO.

Posted on 29 Sep 2008 14:35:32 BDT
Alessandro says:
I agree that intrusive proprietary software are bad, exspecially if they cause malfunctioning on your pc.

By the way EA and the other software houses sell SOFTWARE LICENCES, NOT PRODUCTS ! IT IS VERY DIFFERENT.
The only and definitive owner of the software remains the software house (eg: EA). This is way they control the software. WE ARE OWNER OF A LICENSE, NOT OF A PRODUCT.
I think the best in this case is Steam: it sends information only when you are on-line (By the way: i don't know if they collect info when you are off-line and then send them all the first time you connect....).
You can: ask a refund of the game, change game.

A videogame is not necessary for living....

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2008 09:09:15 BDT
S. Harvey says:
I don't like DRM any more than you do. But lets be absolutely clear about what the root cause of DRM actually is - it's thieves like Turner.

If people didn't think they were entitled to take whatever they want and damn the consequences, there would be no need for DRM.

We can argue about the relative merits of the various DRM systems available, but absolutely nothing will change the fundemental truth that it is thieves, leaches and spongers that are the root problem - not people trying to protect their livelihoods.

If you want to get angry, get angry at the root cause, not the symptom

Best Regards

S

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2009 17:44:12 BDT
James says:
Piracy will always be around it's happening on dvds video games,software etc, and i dont think it's fair that you have reported him, he is not the one who cracked the game. so that he does not need cd etc, so if i where you i would think about who is the cure and who is the symptom as you seem to be misguided.

Also Ea do not have to put the Drm on they have a choice, even if there are pirates about, so do not blame one person on the Drm.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2009 17:45:34 BDT
James says:
Piracy will always be around it's happening on dvds video games,software etc, and i dont think it's fair that you have reported him, he is not the one who cracked the game. so that he does not need cd etc, so if i where you i would think about who is the cure and who is the symptom as you seem to be misguided.

Also Ea do not have to put the Drm on they have a choice, even if there are pirates about, so do not blame one person on the Drm.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2010 14:34:45 BDT
I can't stand nanny crats. That whole "everyone is a thief/criminal unless we punish somehow first" thing is piss poor and a useless philosophy.

I would avoid any vendor whose security measures meant I couldn't use the produce I paid for.

Assume innocence first. After all, it's total propoganda and lies that pirates cause that much loss. The vast majority of idiots who take the time to steal media, will NOT ever have bought it.

For someone like me, I either wait till it's cheap, buy it up front or don't bother at all. Pirates try hard partly because they like the challenge or they simply refuse to pay. Don't block your legit and overwhelming majority of clients.

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 12:52:59 BDT
Colin J. Rose u are right.I,ve no internet connection.So from now on i have to find out before buying any games at all!That u must have a internet con. Thanks for telling me ,as i was just going to to buy it.Its getting to be a joke now,and not a funny one.

Posted on 8 Jul 2010 12:53:53 BDT
Colin J. Rose u are right.I,ve no internet connection.So from now on i have to find out before buying any games at all!That u must have a internet con. Thanks for telling me ,as i was just going to to buy it.Its getting to be a joke now,and not a funny one.
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