Dating Sim Girls Dump Pirates

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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.

It also raised the number of enemies in an area to an obscene amount.

DRM like that needs to make a comeback.

Win, and possibly the best DRM ever

Razada:

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.

uhh, im talking about a whole different anti pirate system good sir.

legimanet buyer- ooh yay! the game is finished installing!

game- please punch in the ultra obvious code on the back of the ultra large manual.

buyer- K

game- have fun!

the end-

but this certain DRm was last used in 2001 in the game i know and love, HARD TRUCK 2 or, далнавойшки 2

They should do this for shooters- you can play, but only with the pistol :D

Deofuta:
Holy Fricking BRILLIANT!

Give the man who thought this idea up a cookie, he certainly deserves it.

Know the best part? Even when they do crack it, they still can't get a real girlfriend.

Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant. I can appreciate this sort of DRM (god I never thought i'd hear myself say that)

Absolutely fucking EPIC.

That totally wins my vote for "BEST DRM EVAR!"

lol genius

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a bunch of fuckin losers, thier pirating a virtual dating sim and getting rejected(being both douchbags and pathetic at the same time). While normal people are actually going out and getting real girlfriends

My whole apartment just got a massive kick out of this. That is amazing and reminds me of cheating in Persona 3 and Persona 4. If you cheat in one of those games, your support character that's supposed to tell you weaknesses of enemies and whatnot WILL NOT help you if a cheat code is entered.

thats beautiful... just... beautiful...

and kinda sad at the same time...

LOL!!!

Although DRM in general makes me think "Why?" this is at least entertaining!

BanZeus:

Gunner 51:
I don't know what's worse.

Pirating the game then going no-where.

-OR-

Or going into a store and having to look the clerk in the eye as you place the game on the counter to buy it.

Either way, embarrassment ensues.

Amazon.com

OT: It's worth a developer's time to look at any form of DRM that draws praise from both camps.

Incidentally: Telling someone who plays dating sims to get a girlfriend makes as much sense as telling someone who plays Halo to join the army. Don't be ignorant, people.

That's not a bad attitude to take about DRM. Though I'd personally rather be without it on the grounds it also punishes legitimate buyers. But I guess this new form of DRM is one hell of a way to strike a good balance between punishing pirates and staying out of the faces of buyers.

just imagine what kind of things this could do to pirates.

Halo Reach > pirated copy try to pull a knife assassinate? not here buddy, you stand and wave.
Gears of War 3 > Pirated Chainsaws give life.
Twisted Metal > cars only go reverse.
Portal 2> portal gun shoots only out portals and bullets.

of course this will happen 1 months after the first use.

just goes to show, the ladies don't like pirates.

Seldon2639:

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...

You're looking at the weird end of the player spectrum, there. A dating sim serves the same purpose as any other game; to manipulate the player into feeling good. All these comments of "losers should just get a real girlfriend lol" are startlingly reminiscient of people telling Guitar Hero players to "pick up a real instrument". It's really not the point. Sure, there would be people who believe that they're "forming relationships" with the character potrait on the screen, but then there are people who play shooters because it's the closest they can get to legally murdering somebody. They might exist, but they're not indicative of the majority of players, and would likely have psychological issues regardless of their hobbies. Most people maintain a healthy degree of separation between themselves and their in-game avatar; whether that avatar is stabbing zombies in faces, or buying gifts for girls.

Although, I don't see much difference between porn and games, either - one exists to stimulate excitement, the other exists to stimulate another kind of excitement... The only real difference is that aside from the sexual stigma, the word "porn" has picked up connotations of cheap thrills and shameless audience-pleasing, like low-budget slasher movies, or roller coasters. Although, considering the kind of reputation videogames still have among many people, maybe there isn't even that much to the distinction. Entertainment is entertainment, regardless of how it tries to entertain.

I guess I just find it funny that gamers, who are only just shaking off the stereotype of the disgusting sweaty man-child, are so eager to unironically scoff at a hobby that appeals to a slightly different set of emotions than the ones they're used to. I guess even dogs have to believe in their hierarchy.

HAHAHAHA!! That's AWESOME. Even though it'll be cracked, it's still really funny. I bet the crack will make her a sex slave as well, to preform perverted acts of unspeakable fornication as revenge.

Jaredin:
That is an epic, and novel way to deal with em! I love it! Break there spirits!

My thoughts exactly. It stabs them in their ego, the best place for a knife.

that's one of the most pathetic things i've heard in a while...

When I tought this couldn't get any better a NSFW link :)

Jack and Calumon:
YES! Why can't people have much more creative DRM like others do? Ubisoft, take notes.

Calumon: Dating sims... Jack needs on...MMMMPHFHFH!!!

Jack: I'M WITH A GIRL RIGHT NOW CALUMON!

The japanese...You gotta love them.

The virtual girls are pissed off?

Sounds like they got the AI right at least, very realistic.

This is seriously the best thing I have ever heard. All games should have something like this. If the game is pirated, your weapons could break, there could be double the number of enemies with triple the health, the control layout could switch to Superman 64 quality...

Deofuta:
Holy Fricking BRILLIANT!

Give the man who thought this idea up a cookie, he certainly deserves it.

Or rather, a raise.

Hallow'sEve:
HAHAHAHA!! That's AWESOME. Even though it'll be cracked, it's still really funny. I bet the crack will make her a sex slave as well, to preform perverted acts of unspeakable fornication as revenge.

That would require adding to the game code, which is different from bypassing DRM.
It would quite literally be cheaper, easier and less time consuming to buy the game. Or make your own in Adobe Flash.

The Red Dragon:
Pirating a dating sim? Sad!

Brilliant use of creative DRM there though. Ubisoft, take note.

Is it really? I'd say it's more sad to buy it.

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.

I think it is because dating sims are meant to make you get the feel of being the one getting the girl, and not someone you just watch, it's a way to make the player imagine he's actually getting a girlfriend, thus making the player feel successful. It's plain sad...

This is however downright hilarious, Japanese companies know how to make us laugh and annoy pirates without harming the legal consumer. Simply great.

Yopaz:

The Red Dragon:
Pirating a dating sim? Sad!

Brilliant use of creative DRM there though. Ubisoft, take note.

Is it really? I'd say it's more sad to buy it.

Buy it. Pirate it. Both sad in it's own way.

The Red Dragon:

Yopaz:

The Red Dragon:
Pirating a dating sim? Sad!

Brilliant use of creative DRM there though. Ubisoft, take note.

Is it really? I'd say it's more sad to buy it.

Buy it. Pirate it. Both sad in it's own way.

Yeah... There's not one way I can twist around the fact that it's sad.

I've seen plenty of comments commending the use of creative DRM, but only one comment asking the same thing I'm about to ask:

How does the game know it's legitimately purchased or pirated?

(Reply here or in PM please)

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?

People who marry pillows?

Geeze, that is clever. Drag the pirates to the store by the very libido that got them to bootleg the game to begin with. Although, even though this isn't a PC game, I suspect the pirates will quickly come out with a patched ROM that makes the game operate normally... but quite a few would be given a rude surprise because they think they have a working copy.

LOL, this is the greatest pirate prevention I've ever heard of, also the earthbound one is new to me since I've never had it happen or even beaten the whole game. (But, I tried to, got stuck and didn't want to grind my ass off.)

More games should do this instead of easy to crack ones that just freeze your game or brick it, people can get passed that with little effort and time. These are built into the game making it harder and that's incredibly clever. Too bad it's in a dating sim, you'd think this would be in the more mainstream DS titles like Zelda and Mario.

Ahhh those fickle women, always needing your money to satisfy their needs.

I applaud this creative anti-piracy measure whole-heartedly.

Pretty funny idea.

NAHTZEE:

Razada:

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.

uhh, im talking about a whole different anti pirate system good sir.

legimanet buyer- ooh yay! the game is finished installing!

game- please punch in the ultra obvious code on the back of the ultra large manual.

buyer- K

game- have fun!

the end-

but this certain DRm was last used in 2001 in the game i know and love, HARD TRUCK 2 or, далнавойшки 2

I can't stand those either

Infact, I hate those more when I do legitimately own the game.

Forces me to waste space on the manual and thus the case so I don't lose it. Things I want to throw out and ignore while I put the disks in a binder. Is there some reason you can't put it on the disk?

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