id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

" Some people say it's a little too Big-Brotherish, but it's a legitimate progression of making the PC feel more - not like a console, but like a closed system", said id's lead designer Tim Willits.

" For us, if there's a way to link a Live account into your security for your game in a nice closed system, it would help reduce the piracy, which kills us, and is killing the industry. At least Microsoft is doing something, and I think that they're in a position to do it", he added.

Tim also believes that PC games will benefit from Microsoft's strict testing when applying for the Games For Windows certificate, because it ensures the game's stability and correct ESRB rating.

A lot of gamers have complained that Games For Windows require Windows Vista to run and an annual subscription to enable multiplayer achievements and playing against Xbox 360 players. Tim responded: " The whole system's young and Microsoft's made some mistakes, but they're fixing it.
As we move forward, if it can help prevent piracy, if it can help people connect together, if it can help things be more uniform, so when end users buy any PC game they know how to connect, they know how to search for games - I do think it will help the games industry, and it's just the way things are going to need to move"
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id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

/TranslationWe don't want people to play our games for free. Sure, we have more millions and millions then we really need in a single lifetime, but we are greedy and want more of your money so we can have more big mansions, more big yachts and more blond model sluts we can use and throw away. We are greedy and want more money so we can continue to live in our warped reality and abuse the power we have over you little people./End TranslationI never liked id games, not even when doom was brand new. I thought shooting games were brainless and sucked, I still feel that way regardless the eye candy that they've added to the pointless genre.

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

windows live sucks and I want to be able to play the games I bought straight away and not have to sign up for crap I dont want also I wish I hadnt bought quake 4 when it came out as it sucked big time. sorry ID but whats the point in implementing a system like windows live if nobody is going to want to buy your games even more because of it?

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

Windows Live is 5 dollars a month people!5GodDamnDollarsAMonthAre you that damn cheap to pay 5 dollars a month? 5 Dollars is a damn pack of cigarettes. 5 Dollars is probably 20% of the change you get in a month. 5 Dollars is the amount most people buy soda pop with in a week if not a day. You can panhandle 5 dollars in a few hours on the street.And if you god damn stupid cry babies are that so god damn cheap to pay a measly 5 god damn dollars a god damn month... Then use Hamachi.Also, id Software made Doom 3, and Raven made Quake 4. And all of sudden they release ONE MEDICORE GAME, suddenly it's OH THEY SUCK NOW! I'm hearing the same s**t on the Elder Scrolls forums, Oblivion was mediocre and people think Bethesda sucks because of ONE DAMN GAME! As if they don't have a chance of releasing a better game in the future, I mean just GOD FORBID that could ever happen!

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

it's just 50$ dollars to buy your game, it's just 2000$ to purchase your pc, it's just 200$ to upgrade your video card, it's just 40$ to pay for your dsl connection, it's just it's just it's just it's just it's justIt's a slippery slop people called economic control and enslavement.SAY NO TO GATES, ID AND WINDOWS LIVE.

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

Piracy Destroying the Games Industry,I Don't Think So, If Thats the Case,there Wouldn't Be Any If Prices Were Lowered, So People Could Afford the Sodding Games Why is the Industry Bigger than the Music & Movie Industries Then........We Are Not Going to Stand for this Crap Anymore........Lower Prices on XBOX Live & Games, You Greedy F*ckers.....Gates & Carmack Are Lovers(Ass Bandits)

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

STEAM LIKE TYPE OF SYSTEMS SUUUCKS DIIICK!!!! AND PAYING FEES TO PLAY IT MONTLY SUUUCKS MORE DIICK!!!! ANYONE WHO THINK THIS A GOOD THING MUST BE RETARDED OR INSANE THE BRAIN. THEY SAY IS FOR PIRACY BUT PAYING MONEY MONTLY TO AN ALREADY PAID GAME IS JUST SHIITE THEY ARE A GREEDY BASTARDS TRYING TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM GAMES YOU ALREADY PAY ON THE STORE FOR THEM . IF YOU BILL GAYTES COOOCK SUUUCKERS WANNA THESE TYPE OF SHIITTY GARBAGE PROTECTION IT YOU OPTION HAVING USELESS PROGRAMS ACTING LIKE SPYWARE AND DON'T CRY WHN YOU SHIIITTY MICROSHIIT GAME WON'T WORK COZ YOU CALLED BILL GAYTES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND THEY DIDN'T GAVE YOU A NEW ACTIVATION CODE BUNCH OF DORKS WITHOUT LIFE THE ONLY WRONG ARE YOU BILL GAYTES BIIITCHES COZ YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE EMPIRE OF EVIL!!!!!! FUUCK MICROSHIIT!!!!! AND THEIR FUUUUUKING GAY SUPPORTERS!!!!!!!

id Backing Windows Live Games To Combat Piracy

To be honest this is more likely to make me want to pirate a game if i have to register or go through some other crap before i can play a game that i spent my money on.I was waiting ages to buy bioshock and then i heard about all the crap associated with it so decided to get it by other means.Kinda silly of them pissing off legit customers like that.

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