Copy protection is blind robbery

#1 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

So hey, I thought, I'm going to go break out an old copy of Company of Heroes and play it for nostalgia's sake. Whoops! Turns out I lost my game manual, probably left it in a bathroom somewhere. Guess what that means? My legally purchased copy of Company of Heroes is now void. I check the support page, and you know what they link to? A D2D purchase of Company of Heroes! 
 
You know what? Fuck that. I have a game I bought legally sitting right in front of me, and I can't install it because of some rudimentary dinosaur DRM from 2004. CD keys can go suck my dick. It's keygen warez time!

#2 Posted by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

Cool story bro.

#3 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

The same thing happened to me with Red Alert 2. DRM sucks more for the legal user than it does for pirates.

#4 Posted by TheHT (10887 posts) -

take a photo of it and try to get a new one? lol it's a far cry but you seem to have you sights set on other methods.

#5 Posted by Tricks73r (252 posts) -

Dude, it's similar to my opinion on cross-platform gaming. Honestly, I've got two copies of Borderlands. I want to shoot myself in the foot for buying two copies of the same game, but it was necessary to play with different friends of mine.  That being said, I'm actually considering purchasing a THIRD copy of Battlefield: MW2 because of the same thing.  
 
Ten years ago, if you bought a second copy of a game, you'd be seemingly retarded.
 
I know that it's never going to happen, but man, I'd love to see some kind of cross-platform support; at least relating back to PC. There's no reason that I have to pay $200 for three copies of the same game, just to play with different friends; especially when Windows Live Games makes money off two/three copies. It's the same effing parent company.   
 
At least Jungler follows me wherever I go...

#6 Posted by Atomic_Tangerine (359 posts) -

ProTip- Put the CD Key on the case or in the case with the game.  Then the only way you can lose it is if you lose the game! 
 
But really, that's one of the things you need to get the game to work, it's just that simple.  It's no different than losing a 360 game you have installed on your hard drive or the original Starcraft when you want to play Brood War. 
#7 Posted by AngelKore (160 posts) -
@Tricks73r said:
" Dude, it's similar to my opinion on cross-platform gaming. Honestly, I've got two copies of Borderlands. I want to shoot myself in the foot for buying two copies of the same game, but it was necessary to play with different friends of mine.  That being said, I'm actually considering purchasing a THIRD copy of Battlefield: MW2 because of the same thing."
...wat

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