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Comment: Re:Reminds me of a story (Score 1) 634

by PookieDaCat (#31412136) Attached to: Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down

So a few weeks later, a lady calls me. A customer survey drone wanting to know about my "experience". I tell her how frustrating the whole thing was. How does she conclude the call?

By asking if I'd consider a package deal to have my telephone run through their modem too.

This entire planet is mad, you know.

That's just the game, she's supposed to ask you that just like the counter person at McDonald's is supposed to ask you if you want fries with whatever you're getting, even if it's an iced coffee. A man once said "The game is the game...indeed"

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 634

by PookieDaCat (#31412068) Attached to: Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down

All internet connection arguments aside, let's not lose sight of two simple facts: - The only people who can play the game right now are pirates. - The only people who are blocked from playing the game right now are those who legally purchaced the game. Which group would you rather be in? Welcome to Bizarro World...

So true. Amazon has a similar scheme for the "Unbox" videos purchased. Amazon is a bit better at managing authentication servers, but if I want to play those damn videos while in Linux, I'm going to and I do. DRM just forces us to get more creative. No, I haven't posted or given the videos to any one. The point is that if producers want us to play nice, they have to play nice.

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