I still don't understand why companies waste money on copy protection. I think part of the problem with piracy is because of copy protection.
Why should I, a legitimate buy feel like a criminal? I bought the game legally. They are installing hidden software without my knowladge, how is that legal?
Also because I had some problems with copy protection, witch I bought legally and now can't play. So what did I have to do? I had to get a crack so I can play my game witch I paid $80 for. Now that I see how easy it is to get a crack why should I buy games now?
I havn't downloaded any games yet since I don't bother much with them any more, since most games that come out I find are garbage. All these new games that come out don't even play on my computer even though I exceede the minimum requirements. I get console games now, at least I know it will run without any problems on the 360. Why should I have to upgrade my computer to just play a game? *cough cough Civ
Also after spending my money lots of the games are not even playable because of game breaking bugs. Why do they think they can release an incomplete game and patch later? *cough cough Call to Power
So if I had more time in my life, I think I would be downloading free games now, because A) I know they will run, and if they don't I havn't wasted my money since I can't get a refund.
I have bought a game, and funny enough they are from Start Dock. I would have gotten Anor but I only get games in a box, so havn't gotten it yet. The only other games I get are for the 360 so it looks like my PC buying days are gone now, unless it's from Bethseda or Star Dock.