Hilarious DRM-hypocrisy by Rockstar
May 15, 2010
A friend of mine sent me this link which I think is hilariuos! Apperently the company that created the ”Max Payne”-series of PC-games, Rockstar, used a cracked executable file with their own product when they adapted ”Max Payne 2” for the Steam online gaming network.
The image in the forum thread shows the logo of a cracking group called ”Myth” displayed in one of the executable files that are installed on your computer when you download the game from Steam. This is a perfect example of the software industry hypocrisy. They are pushing this DRM-crap onto the people who are willing to pay for the content and when they port their older games for the Steam community to be able to sell the same product all over again but over a new media, they themselves find it a nuisance! It is clear that even the game developers appreciate the work of the rogue programmers.
Cracks, computer programs written specifically to circumvent the lame DRM-protections implemented by software companies to prevent unwanted copying, are developed by online groups of skilled programmers around the globe. These cracking teams, although anonymous, are often rewarded with appreciation and respect by file sharers that want to be able to make copies of their often legally purchased game CD’s. Another common reason for using a crack on an installtion is that gamers want to be able to play their games without having to have their discs constantly buzzing in their CD-slots. For example, anyone who has played the epic Diablo II/LoD game suite from Blizzard Entertainment knows of the jet engine-like sound from the CD’s during gameplay… extremely irritating!
Thanks to zagamoffen and DarK“_ for bringing this to my attention!