By James Pinnell on February 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm
DRM is one of the most controversial issues faced by avid PC gamers, attested to by the almost daily debates in our forums and our article comment threads. From the games that require always-on internet connections and registered accounts, to the content management platforms we now rely on to serve us new titles and keep older ones automatically updated, it’s obvious that we’re now stuck with it — at least in some form — for the near future. But publishers are rapidly realising that given enough incentives, we’re willing to look the other way…
By Tim Colwill on July 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm
David DeMartini, the head of EA’s competing digital download service Origin, famously said in early June that Steam’s sales “cheapen intellectual property” by teaching consumers that they just need to wait in order to grab games for massive discounts. Now that the Steam Summer Sale is here and those discounts are upon us, the purchasing frenzy just highlights how much work EA has ahead of them to convince consumers that their Origin service is a viable alternative. Tim Colwill explains.