...and when you tell this to the youngsters today they don't believe you!
I bet the animation was done using Silverlight....
It's the same situation as for the DRM. The pirates and crackers get better game experience with no limitations like required Internet access (for a non-online game) or like this absurd idea of just one single play through. What are we paying customers paying for really? Punishments? I'd like to buy your game - please punch me in the face.
Ironically, by making this outcry they bring alot of attention to the fact that Silverlight was missing from the demo - something I didn't even think about. After this piece of news I am even more inclined to believe that Silverlight is just a passing thing.
...in Sweden we got it wrong and thought we would be judged by the jury of our peers and therefore started the Pirate Bay. OK, so I stole that joke: http://xkcd.com/553/
I agree fully. The total lack of commercial games on Linux is what broke the use of Linux as a desktop for me. Just recently Civilization 5 came out and I would like to play it with ease without having to figure out how to run it through Wine every time (and new games are particulary problematic on Wine).
Quick, someone send an sms to the future and ask if they solved the climate change problem.