Open source software is rapidly catching up to their closed source brethren. Hopefully with time, it will expand to things such a games (well, better games), etc.
I have heard of a game called Sins of a Solar Empire
which is distributed online and which contains no security measures of any kind. It could be very easily hacked--yet it continues to sell. Oblivion
sold madly when it was released without any security measures. I'd like to pay some people to make a really good game, as long as the price isn't too high ($40-$50 max) and as long as they quit treating me like I'm a threat.
have a limited number of times they can be loaded onto a computer. So if my computer crashes or I get a new hard drive, or I run out of space and want to delete some programs to make room, I'm going to have to buy this program, which I already own, all over again. I'm not talking about giving it out to the whole neighborhood. And I'm not running a network; I have one computer. The program, which I own, will be on my computer, which I own, and no one else's, because I don't own those. And yet I am punished.
So I didn't buy BioShock
, and unfortunately for EA, I won't buy Spore
either if they continue with these shenanigans. I hate to do so, because I have been a fan of Will Wright ever since I was old enough to type, and I love the concept of his new game. I played SimEarth
for hours on end (I believe I and Will Wright's mother were the only ones who did), and Spore
is its spiritual successor. Yet even I (and possibly Wright's mum) will give this one a pass unless they give me a way to play the game without treating me like a felon.