So it seems like VALVE is informing the public about it's DRM and therefore it's not intrusive. Correct?
Originally Posted by Granny
For some the games are more important than the DRM they are coupled with. So they buy games that use Steamworks, and complain about being forced to use Steam.
There are also those that genuinely don't know about this stuff, or else use Steam all the time without giving any thought to the DRM, and then are surprised when they find out/get stung.
But here is the thing, you're not forced to use it if you have already accepted to using it.
It's one thing to complain about intrusive DRM which is hidden. A consumer that complains about this is 100% in the right and in IMO should request and GET
a refund. Mind you I know that companies put DRM info in their terms of agreements at times but that to me is 'sneaky' tactics when something of this nature should be clear on the box or website.
It's another thing if the DRM is causing rig running issues. There again the consumers is 100% in the right to ask and GET
I don't see a way to give anyone leeway about the DRM issues with STEAM (or any other company that advertises how their DRM works on the product you're about to purchase) when they KNOWINGLY agreed to getting the game anyway.
It's like getting married to a woman that everyone and her own parents warns you about saying 'She is a Gold Digger!' and then leaving divorce court with a dumb founded look on your face 1 year later when she has taken all of your money.
As for those that genuinely get into these predicament it's an issue of educated purchasing habits that sometimes people have to learn the hard way.
Wish it was not so but...