Dating Sim Girls Dump Pirates

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John Funk:

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Pirates of wildly popular DS dating sim LovePlus+ received an unpleasant surprise when their in-game girlfriends dumped them ... for being pirates.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

This is the most brilliant, Innovative and funny way to stop pirate that I ever... Read. I wouldn't mind if game developers do that for new release. Hell, they are doing a new Pirate of the Caribbean... How about a making the game, after the first 20 minutes, stop the game and show a bunch of Pirates dancing with the word "ONE OF US!"

I would be in stitch for years!

Not G. Ivingname:
Now this is how you do a DRM. It doesn't out right block you, but it utterly hummilates you if you are a pirate. I hope they never crack this one.

I still think that this would be the best anti-pirating measure every if they had this play when you start up the game:

The copyright of that would be a bitch to get.

I'm generally anti-DRM, although mostly because of the annoyance and general futility of it, but I've got to admit; that's brilliant!
Pure genius!

It does seem a bit ridiculous to pirate a dating sim when there are plenty of them available as free flash games. Is the DS version "better" in some way or what?
That should teach you not to Jack Sparrow a softcore dating sim, assburgers.

This may be the greatest thing in the history of forever.

Hold on hold on..... people MAKE and PLAY games that simulate dating with virtual girls??

I don't think I can facepalm hard enough at this news.

I tip my hat to you, sir.

Sparrow:
Next thing you know, Mass Effect will have scenes in which a Krogan jumps you just before you start getting jiggy, then proceeds to get jiggy with you instead.

I'd be careful with that idea, some people might actually enjoy that.

On topic though, I would actually love to see the look on the faces of guys who 'fall victim' to this (I'm betting it'll be somewhere between generic rage and mass devestation).

Mumorpuger:
Hold on hold on..... people MAKE and PLAY games that simulate dating with virtual girls??

I don't think I can facepalm hard enough at this news.

It's a Japanese game, they love their e-sex. I still don't see this type of "drm" going mainstream though, since it's still easy to fix and it doesn't affect second hand sales.

That is pretty awesome, more ingenius ideas like this should be put into use

Haha, awesome!

Now they need to build stuff like this into games actually worth playing. :P

I rember a couple of years a ago when my brother pirated XVIII and halfway though he got the message "If you want to carry on playing, buy the game!". It was so funny he actually did.

Hope I dont get suspended again for mentioning that

I will say that there is a flashcard out there that MAY actually circumvent this

I will NOT say what it is or where you can get one.

This is very funny. If they go out and buy it, maybe they'll see what real women look like

Furburt:
Heh, that's brilliant. I love those kinds of DRM, we need more of it!

Seriously though, who pirates a dating sim? Hell, who plays dating sims?

Good question. But, now we know that pirates play them.

NAHTZEE:
i like the average DRM.

pirate installs game.

Game: right, you just need to punch in the obvious code on the back of the manual, and you can haz fun.

pirate: f*** you game i have a crack.now lemme play online.

game: nah,im not letting a pirating basterd like you play online.see ya.

pirate: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Or in otherwords

Legitimate Buyer: I am going to buy an install this game legitimately to play it on my next gen laptop (As I don't have a fixed home, this is a neccesity)
Game: Put the relevant code in, as you used to
Legitimate Buyer: Sure thing, this is easy
Game: Enjoy!
Legimiate Buyer: FUCK INTERNET CONNECTION WENT DOWN. I am so glad I am playing a single player game! Wait, what is this? "You have lost access to the server" FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Game: LOL
Legitimate Buyer: Oh wait, a pirated and cracked version of Assassins Creed does not need internet access. *LEGITIMATE BUYER EVOLVES INTO ANGST FILLED PIRATE!*

I used to be against piracy. Now I am an advocate. Stardock has all my respect (No DRM whatsoever, at least that was the case with there old games). Modern DRM is just fucking annoying. Plus utterly pointless.

Now THIS is how it's done. You listening, Ubisoft?

The DSM:
Best Anti-Pirate method since Earthbound.

Earthbound deleting your save infornt of the final boss is brutal but this....

This is something else.

inst that now the only way to play earthbound without shelling out 100 to 200 pounds?

You have to be one sad lonely son of a bitch to pirate a dating sim.

A very interesting way to piss off pirates I must say. two thumbs up to the creators of that DRM.

I think I just about died laughing. You have to love something like this. Perfect.

Bwah, ha, ha! I love this stuff. That's right there with making Batman all gimpy :)

That is most assuredly the best DRM I've heard of. Better than Batman's crippledness.

I approve this message.

Abedeus:
Well, that's what they get for PIRATING a DATING SIM.

Ya, but what is worse, pirating a dating sim or spending money on one? Or is it just playing one in general? UGH!

Its not DRM, they have simply created the worlds most accurate dating simulator where half the time the woman merely lead a sad and loney man along.
I kid, but still, win

Akalistos:

Not G. Ivingname:
Now this is how you do a DRM. It doesn't out right block you, but it utterly hummilates you if you are a pirate. I hope they never crack this one.

I still think that this would be the best anti-pirating measure every if they had this play when you start up the game:

The copyright of that would be a bitch to get.

Meh, pirate it, problem solved

You pirate your virtual girlfriend and because of that she dumps you?
Could the world please stop being such a parody of itself?

mogamer:

Abedeus:
Well, that's what they get for PIRATING a DATING SIM.

Ya, but what is worse, pirating a dating sim or spending money on one? Or is it just playing one in general? UGH!

I think knowing about titles of those games is the worst. Means you are interested in them.

Getting dumped by a virtual girl. Now that's gotta be a new low, right down there with 'getting dumped by a blow-up doll'.

So they made a dating sim more realistic for pirates? WTH?:D

John Funk:
...but in the meantime the lovestruck pirates must face a terrible choice: Either they pay real money to get their virtual girlfriends, or they stay lonely until the girls can be patched.

Or, an interesting alternative, they can get a real girlfriend.

Awww... I thought they meant, in-game, the girls said, "screw you, I'm becoming a pirate!", put on an eye-patch and tricorner hat, and took off to the high seas. Then again, that wouldn't really be sending the right message to software pirates, would it?

While this is funny, any kind of copy protection just pisses me off.

For every game I PURCHASE, I need to download a crack to get rid of the stupid protections. Shit, two weeks ago I PURCHASED Arkham Asylum and I spend TWO HOURS fixing the thing (the cracks were removed from the download locations in the meantime).

So what if I'd own a DS and want to copy several of my purchased games onto one cartridge? Don't tell me that can't happen or that I should just suck it up.

Ya know, when I bought HAWX, I was totally delighted that the game comes with no protection (I found that out while looking for a crack). I immediately went shopping for other Ubi games from that time period - I now have PoP '08 and am even considering getting EndWar just for that reason...

I also bought a Steam copy of Splinter Cell SC since I'll never ever install my DVD retail copy with StarForce.

No, any sort of copy protection sucks.

Also, copy protection is not DRM.

Wow... now that is a funny idea. Cookie for whoever came up with that one. ;P

There was a patch the day this ROM came out circumventing the copy-protection. So it's hardly an issue, and the article makes it sound like pirates still are unable to play.

If she said, "Yarrrr you be not getting of me booty this time", then the game clicked off, I would totally pirate it just for that

Sparrow:
...wow.

Dating sims always confuse me. Why don't they just do what every other sad and lonely male does and search up some porn? Quicker (in most cases) and requires less effort (again, in most cases). Regardless, I must applaud the genius who came up with this. Next thing you know, Mass Effect will have scenes in which a Krogan jumps you just before you start getting jiggy, then proceeds to get jiggy with you instead.

It's not quite the same thing. Porn is porn. A dating sim is (optimally) about actually forming relationships... With a character... Who doesn't exist...

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