There was a lot of big news from today’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, but this little bit might have the biggest eventual impact on actual comic books. ComiXology, the leading digital comics delivery platform, announced at its Comic-Con panel it is moving to a model without required DRM (Digital Rights Management).
While E3 and all of its exciting new content may be winding down a bit with the convention’s end, PC gamers will probably be happy to learn that summer shopping frenzy has begun.
Consumers Win: Microsoft Changes It’s Xbox One DRM Policies and Daily Internet Connection Requirement
Ever since Microsoft announced its DRM policies and the mandatory internet connection happening once daily, it’s been under constant attack by consumers. In a spectacular show of consumerism at it’s very best, people voted with their dollar as well as their loud online voice. Well, message received.
Since Microsoft revealed the Xbox One, they have sparked many a discussion about the future and viability of used games. Gamers are worried that they would not be able to enjoy games anymore at a cheaper price and have even took to social media to have their concerns heard. With the next console generation upon us, it seems like it is a valid concern seeing as how everyone expects the price of next gen games to increase. If publishers and console developers were to impose restrictions on used games, not only will it affect the used game market, it will also effect game sharing among friends and family.(more…)
PlayStation fans are calling on Sony to not implement any form of DRM (Digital Rights Management) and to not block used games for the PlayStation 4. While Sony has said that the PlayStation 4 will be able to play used games, no specific details were given about how second hand software or any form of DRM would be handled.(more…)
If you are any sort of gamer, you’ve probably heard about the “demonic” and “communist-esque” always-on products. Over the past years, this thought train has been drilled in many skulls, but is it honestly that bad? I mean sure it’s inconvenient to most gamers, but will it really mean the end of gaming as a whole and bring on an age where no internet means no games?
Players may notice that games these days invariably seem to come with some form of DRM (Digital Rights Management). The most common of which we see in this day and age is a form of DRM which requires a player to be always online. Always online is used even in single player games, often causing issues such as latency problems or even outright preventing you from playing should you not be able to connect to the servers.
In a recent interview on CVG, Crytek’s director of creative development Rasmus Hojengaard detailed his hopes for the next generations of consoles.