I agree with both ken007, and sahib. If only there were a way to show these knuckle heads that the majority of the people who play their games are honest people who don't want to have displaced anger directed at us instead of where it should be. The pirates. We don't deserve their anti-pirate countermeasures. We are the consumers not the thieves!
Sad, but undeniable truth is that pirates can't be stopped. Ever. No matter how advanced and "perfect" those anti-piracy systems will get - they will get cracked
. Publisher's shouldn't be trying to stop piracy - they can't. Instead, they should do everything in their power to make a paid product more attractive than the illegal copy
. That is what I love about GoG.com - sure, I could get most off these games off the torrent sites, but why bother, when here I can pay a little amount of money and get a legal copy, redesigned to run on modern systems and with many extras.
What publishers need to discover, is:
1. People want to be legal, and they want to support you - just don't make it so damn difficult.
2. Forget about pirates - they wouldn't buy your game anyway, and you cannot stop them no matter what you do.
Right now - using Spore as an example - illegal copies are far superior to the legal ones... How illogical and stupid that makes the EA and Ubisoft look?