I do not know, maybe like all of those Indie games I have been playing? Such as Shadowgrounds and Survivor, which I purchased legally alongside Trine with no DRM?
Or Postal 2 which I can buy, with its expansion, for under ten dollars on Desura? Or anything else on Desura for that matter? I am loving Dungeons of Dredmor at the moment, another great game you can get for significantly under ten bucks.
Now, I am not one to usually bring up the price problem when it comes to LGP, but when there are better offers (containing no DRM and having significant updates) elsewhere that are still native and grow Linux gaming, how could you possibly not put your support behind them instead?
LGP can not bury their heads in the sand either. They are going to have to make themselves competitive again.
If LGP remove DRM from Shadowgrounds and Survivor, LGP buyers lose these options:
"Allow people to see your license is valid - for if you sell your game.
Check to see if you are buying a game with a valid license.
Transfer your license to someone else.
Download a replacement disc image for your licensed game.
All of which can be handled, or is made redundant, with a decent digital distribution platform. Which does not need DRM.
Originally Posted by gbudny
They still rental Shadowgrounds and Survivor and they are able to verify an owner.
I am sorry, the only reason why anyone would consider buying a rental copy of anything from LGP is that their regular prices are so high. If any other company in their position offered such a service, they would be laughed out of the room.
Most people are just content with a demo to see if something is worth buying, sometimes even less than that. Since LGP already offers those, the rental option is actually of very little use.