Up front, nothing of the foregoing statement is anything other than my own thoughts on the matter. It doesn't
represent LGP or any other company's position on the subject. In this, I speak solely for myself- and I don't
think the move that LGP, whom I am affiliated with, has done here is at all a good response or idea any more
than YOU all do.
In all of this conversation, I have to wonder if anyone's twigged onto the fact that there's been DRM in a lot of titles NOT from LGP- some of which people were bitching about the lack of the latest installment from the franchise in one case.
Q3:A had it.
Doom3 has it.
Quake4 has it.
UT2k3 has it.
UT2k4 has it.
UT3 will likely have something DRM-ey in it.
NWN had something resembling it in it.
Penny Arcade Adventures has DRM in it.
Savage 2 has a form of DRM in it.
You can bet your bottom dollar that Rage will have something DRM-ey in it.
You can bet your bottom dollar that anything via Steam will have DRM in it.
Pretty much ANY Windows title ran under WINE will have it.
You don't know much about those having it, because the implementation of the DRM is clean and largely non-problematic like Steam or Greenhouse's stuff. Some of it is because it's non-obvious as all get out.
Now, I'm not going to tell you NOT to walk away. Heh... I'm none too happy myself about this turn of events or the list I gave you above. If you're opposed to DRM and won't buy if it's present, more power to you- but don't let the "oooh shiny" from any of the aforementioned lure you into buying or continuing to play those titles. Otherwise, you'll just look the hypocrite and be doing all that stuff for nothing.
In reality, though, you've got two fights going on here.
One is DRM in titles.
One is trying to get them to take Linux seriously for games.
Which fight do you think you can get accomplished easier and first?