Thank's for the Update there about this Game needed steam to run! i shall Promptly Avoid it like a an Island Full of Zombies!!,, Steam must be closed down for the "Big Brother" piece of PC Controlling Junk that it is, Owning a PC is about doing things for yourself and steam think they know better. There's your Warning game Makers/Designers/Distributors use steam as a Platform and I Wont! buy your game!.
Lol, i think steam is great - it's run by a company who like... actually make groundbreaking games. And the multiplayer support is nearly always flawless. I would NOT want to have to play this using techland-made multiplayer services, haha. Half the time they never work. If you want to get on your high horse about something - complain about the fact that this game was advertised as serious and mature - but instead it's a splatterfest like dead rising. Get your ethics and values sorted before you start going on an anti-commercialist rant you rubbish communist.
Whoa DW ! Think I'd get a refund on that anger management course there ! Wanting maintain individual control is hardly a communist ideal. The choice here isn't between opposing political dogma, it's actually about consumer rights.
Having contributed to a number of the DRM/Anti-DRM discussions across the years, I'd make 2 points: 1) It's unavoidable and here to stay (and yes, you will miss out on some great games and Steam's nowhere near as bad as it was in the days of Half Life) 2) As a concept, DRM is as offensive a mechanism to destroy consumer rights, as it is possible to find. Why anyone would pay over £15 for a piece of `rentware', I fail to understand. The simple answer is to put up with Steam, but only buy the game in a few months time, when the price has halved. Developers and distributors might just change their minds faced with that financial pressure.
Unfortunately, 2) won't work because the majority of people want the latest game NOW. It's the same mentality that drives people to work for Tesco for free, by using the self-service checkouts - these people would stack the shelves for nothing as well if they thought they could get their goodies any quicker !