*While I don't buy music...for some reason...I downloaded the leaks of Sims 3 and Crysis 2. Then went on to buy them. I'm not the only one.*
In 98% of cases - most people don't buy software, movies, or music unless they have already heard it for free - or they are big on a specific title or artist; in which case, they'll buy anyway most of the time.
I wouldn't download this one for free. Just not interested.
Hell, you don't need torrent for music downloads now anyway :O
Maybe it's my cynicism talking, but I'm fairly sure Anonymous and every other group like them could have stood back and done nothing, and the government still would have continued to ramp up the violation of liberties.
Problem with 'leaders' - as history shows, they tend to get fearful.. and feel as though 'controlling the masses' somehow makes them safer. Seems to be more of an issue, the longer someone is in 'power' - perhaps more term limits on more offices would help correct that.
Dang, and I'm a huge fan of this game series, but with so many games out there now... I'd rather avoid 'required' internet and loss of game time if I have connection issues.
Dunno why, I even got Sim City societies in spite of how 'easy' it was. I've bought all the SIMS3 expansions too - never had a problem buying their stuff, well.. until this new DRM is packaged with it.
My internet is on 99% of the time; and usually I don't care. But then I tend to play a lot of REAL multiplayer online stuff - and games like SimCity; are my 'rainy day' games, if I'm having connection issues and such - so this won't work.
Do what you want EA - no DRM like this and I'll buy it.
DRM doesn't stop piracy, lol - it just annoys us paying customers, with ONE MORE THING that can break.
*Which is why I don't go to movie theaters any more. It's one thing to pay $10 to see a movie, and $5 for a box of popcorn. It's another to pay those high prices, AND THEN HAVE TO SEE COMMERCIALS FOR PRODUCTS, not movies.*
Yep, with you 100%.
It's why people rarely worry about being 'late' for a movie - you just miss the ads anyway.
I don't mind seeing a couple previews - but it's getting ridiculous. What's worse is the ton of ads on the DVD's I buy - but there's an easy fix for that... But the DVD you want, rip it to a digital file and put it on a writable DVD.
"More than half of every single song and film I own I found out about from downloading it first"
Name a person that buys more than 10% of media - that they have *never* seen/heard FIRST - before buying it.
Now in the digital age, or before....
I might own five out of 200 store bought DVD's that I didn't see before buying it - and I could pretty well guarantee; they were under $5.00 or I wouldn't have.
The only small exception to that is a series/artist that I am almost positive I like, or that I follow a lot. Which... if Pink Floyd releases a new CD, I'll just buy it. There might be 3-4 other artists I would do that with. But 98% of the time - I've seen or heard it first.
And yes, Pandora has prompted me to buy more CD's over the last year than I had the previous 10 years before now.