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Comment: Two steps forward, one step back. (Score 1) 142

by doctormetal (#37244660) Attached to: Facebook's New Privacy Controls: Still Broken

Every time Facebook announces a change in their privacy stuff the change is utterly retarded. People start complaining about it and Facebook steps down a bit claiming they listen to the users. The end result: Facebook get what they want. It is just simple: cross the line, back down a little and you've moved it a little.

note that I have a Facebook account but the things I share there are not private, everybody may see them.

Comment: Re:DRM free pc games get heavily pirated (Score 4, Insightful) 447

by doctormetal (#33338454) Attached to: Tensions Rise Between Gamers and Game Companies Over DRM

But how much of those pirated copies are actually a lost sale? Most people that pirate software do not intend to buy the game if they are not able to get a pirated copy. The irony is that most pirated copies actually work better due to the removal of the obtrusive DRM. For a lot of legally bought games that required the CD/DVD in the drive I installed a no cd crack so i would not have to juggle the discs ll the time. You hear a lot of issues with DRM failing on some system configurations which makes the game unplayable for people that legally bought it. DRM hurts sales instead of improving them.

I sometimes play some of the oldies I have for years. This will not be possible with the current games. If the publisher no longer want to support it it will no longer be playable.

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