BEAT.British 51: DLC is the way forward DRM is Not.

Hello!

Some Games are better with DLC.
Well another podcast for our listening pleasure this week we talk about: Duke Nukem Forever, Lost Oddesy, Rock Band, Fable 2 DLC, Sims 2, Sims 3, Spore, Fallout 3 DLC, Bioshock, Ghostbusters, Dolphin Olympics 2, You Have to Burn the Rope, Longest Journey, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Scary Girl and Don’t Look Back. We Chat about how rubbish DRM is and how it has ruined our lives.

WARNING "THE PITT" SPOILERS.

This week special guest Alex joins us again, who perhaps soon should be called a permanent addition to our podcast. We like her and we think you do too.

Any comments post on the site (it’s free) or send us an email: theguys@beatbritish.co.uk

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Paris

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Posted by BinaryDragon

Hello!

Some Games are better with DLC.
Well another podcast for our listening pleasure this week we talk about: Duke Nukem Forever, Lost Oddesy, Rock Band, Fable 2 DLC, Sims 2, Sims 3, Spore, Fallout 3 DLC, Bioshock, Ghostbusters, Dolphin Olympics 2, You Have to Burn the Rope, Longest Journey, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Scary Girl and Don’t Look Back. We Chat about how rubbish DRM is and how it has ruined our lives.

WARNING "THE PITT" SPOILERS.

This week special guest Alex joins us again, who perhaps soon should be called a permanent addition to our podcast. We like her and we think you do too.

Any comments post on the site (it’s free) or send us an email: theguys@beatbritish.co.uk

As always if you are viewing this from somewhere else, go to the website www.beatbritish.co.uk and subscribe to the itunes feed or listen to our podcast right here on the site.

Paris

The original blog post can be found here
Posted by The_A_Drain

DLC is a seperate thing and always should remain so. Don't talk about it in the same sentence, paragraph, or even article as DRM as publishers will get nasty ideas. (Some are already talking about selling a games final level as DLC in order to combat the second hand market)

Besides, DRM is the way forward, it just has to become consumer friendly first. Goo for example looks highly promising and there are other methods of DRM which geniunely protect the company without harming the legitimate consumer such as the new anti-piracy software for the DS which has some kind of random encryption that corrupts the rom if it's being played through an R4 cart (or similar).

But DRM in the vein of spore, bioshock, etc is something that definately needs to go. In fact it shouldn't have been allowed to exist in the first place,

Posted by BinaryDragon

Indeed I see the error of my ways. This comment is EXCELLENT. The kind of replies I'm looking for thank you The_A_Drain. :D