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by Nick Puleo 5
  • pc

Why Traditional DRM Just Isn't Worth It

If there's one controversial topic over the past few years of games, its DRM and the methods employed to try to get customers to buy new copies of games.  Whether it's having an always on internet connection or requiring customers to enter one time use codes to access functionality -  DRM has come to the forefront of both console and PC gaming. 

by Andrew Gaskill 6
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch

Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 an Online Only Affair

So you logged onto the PlayStation Store and you're ready to buy Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2. You're all excited about playing some couch co-op with your friend/sibling/parent/child/significant other/pet.  Now you just hope your crappy cable connection can hold on long enough to get the game downloaded.  Not only that, you're getting it a full day before those Xbox jerks.  Huzzah.  Then something catches your eye.

by Katrina Pawlowski 1

On The Download Issue 23: Digital Rage

You know those little things that start to bother you when you think about them, but don’t really matter otherwise? This issue of On the Download features a few little pet peeves of mine in the world of digital gaming - things that may upset some people, enrage others, or you’ll just shrug it off.

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 0

Beyond Co-Op: Week 1

Welcome to the initial post of a column we like to call Beyond Co-Op. This is a column where we talk about other news around the industry that isn’t necessarily tied to co-operative gaming. Each week will see the subjects of the column listed on the front page with more in-depth discussion after the break.  Lets face it, we are all gamers that simply love games, co-op or not.  There's plenty of stuff going on around the industry that we can cover; so why not do it?

by Marc Allie 0
  • pc

The Next Volley in the DRM Wars: Red Alert 3?

DRM, for all sorts of media, is a bit of a mess right now, and that's putting it delicately.  How many times can you move that song to a new Ipod?  Your 360 died; now you can't play XBLA games unless you're connected to the internet?  These are worst case scenarios, but the problem is there, for many legitimate consumers.  The most recent flaming has taken place over Spore, and it's Amazon reviews

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