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DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

I have discussed at length the facts surrounding DRM – It offers nothing to gamers and only hurts the legitimate consumers being the biggest.  Lately Gabe Newell from Valve has stated that ‘Piracy is a service problem’ and now Fred Wester, CEO of Paradox (the people that brought you Magicka!) has reiterated these thoughts and has gone so far as to call DRM a ‘waste of money’. “I’m surprised that...

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Buying Power and Online Required – Is Diablo 3 still a ‘buy’?

Buying Power and Online Required – Is Diablo 3 still a ‘buy’?

I have done a lot of thinking about the release of Diablo 3.  I have so many friends who are chomping at the bit to play this game, I am sure that I would have many many hours of gaming enjoyment playing this with friends online.  But should I give Activision Blizzard any more of my money? Do they deserve it?  Do the changes to Diablo 3 warrant a personal boycott? I am sure that we have all heard by know that Blizzard has stated...

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Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

Battlefield 3 – Won’t be available on Steam, just EA’s Origin service

EA won’t be having its Battlefield 3 game (the latest in the awesome Battlefield franchise) game available on Steam.  Their reasoning behind this is that Steam is restrictive for several reasons.  Do some of their reasons make sense, sure a bit.  But for the most part they are harming gamers who want to buy this than helping anyone. EA says that Steam is ‘restrictive’ because Steam can be the only place where the...

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EA Takes a shot at Kotick and his Premium pay-for Elite service

I have posted about the Call of Duty Elite that Activision wants you to pay monthly for.  It is basically what games like Halo have been providing for free for years. Previously DICE GM Karl Magnus made the following comment: “Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more,” wrote DICE general manager Karl Magnus...

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Craptivision at it again: More WoW mounts for purchase

I just got sent this link: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001495 25 dollars?  Sigh.  Activision Craptivision strikes again! Worst thing about all this, is that they will make MILLIONS of dollars on this because way too many losers will buy this. So then Activision will do it again, and again, until they completely devalue World of Warcraft and its franchise completely.  (See: Guitar...

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