Just when I thought that the DRM for the Bioshock games couldn't get any worse, they had to prove me wrong.
Bioshock Infinite retail box is using Steam. As if it were a digital download.
If I wanted a steam game, wouldn't it be better for me to get from Steam itself, instead of buying it physically off a shelf?
For some people, Steam is the best thing for their gaming needs.
For me, Steam is a nightmare. Why the hell should a physical copy of the game need Steam? Having steam on a retail box makes the discs entirely worthless.
Why the hell couldn't they have just stick to a bloody disc check? -_-'
I bought these games from 2kgame on original.
Prey (great game imho)
Bioshock (I didn't read the fine print about online activation.)
Borderlands (haven't opened)
Bioshock 2 (have online activation, and GFWL screws up transferring saves, but still acceptable)
But bloody steam is making me NOT buy Bioshock Infinite. Shouldn't we have a goddamn choice whether we want to use steam or not?
First off, I'll like to say that I bought original for Bioshock 1 and 2.
And, I actually pirated Bioshock 2 first, for the sake of testing it. Once I was satisfied that the DRM was no overboard, THEN I proceeded to buy the game.
To me, pirating a game is extremely easy. Many groups release the cracked games, and getting them is easy. But I don't always pirate. Why? I'll explain.
First, because piracy is so damn easy, what we should be looking at isn't why people pirate games. It is why people DON'T pirate games.
There are 2 main reasons why people don't pirate games.
1) They are ignorant to piracy, or do not have the means to do so.
2) They choose not to.
1) Some people aren't aware that it is possible to pirate a game. Others couldn't download using bittorrents etc.
2) I belong in this category. I don't pirate because I choose not to. I am too proud, so any game I play, I have to own it literally. Others may simply choose not too, because they want to support the developers, or because they know it is wrong.
In other words, most don't pirate, due to their own free will. Not because some mother ******** drm was imposed on them!!!! In fact, DRM screws legitimate users like me!
WHY THE HELL SHOULD I PAY YOU MORE MONEY TO LET YOU SCREW ME EVEN MORE?!
Using Steam on a retail box is the bloody worst DRM I can think of. You don't own the game, you merely rent it, and ask permission to play it from steam! AND DID I MENTION THE GAME BOX AND GAME DISCS ARE WORTHLESS AFTER 1ST USE?!