I came across this interesting post and quite agree with it; You know, I'm so disillusioned with computers and gaming that I'm actually thinking of quitting altogether. Publishers and developers are more worried about piracy than they are about putting out a decent product. They blame piracy for everything. They worry more about piracy than they do pleasing their legitimate paying customers. I honestly hope most go out of business because they don't deserve to be in business. You don't treat customers like criminals. A chip, DRM or any other anti-piracy method still treats legitimate paying customers as criminals. The gaming industry is the only industry that I know that does this. Go to a bakery and buy a cake. The cake is yours. You can keep it to yourself or share it with family and friends. Bottom line is once money and cake exchange hands, you own the cake. Now look at software. Buy a piece of software and you have the publisher/developer not only taking your money but still claiming ownership dictating what you can and cannot do with your purchased product. What's the difference? IP? Sure the software is intellectual property but so is the cake. The cake came from a special recipe known only to that specific bakery. Everything written, manufactured, grown or produced could be claimed as intellectual property. Publishers and developers on these forums argued several weeks ago against piracy but saw nothing wrong with sharing books or newspapers. What's the difference? They're intellectual property too. Like I said, I'm so disillusioned with computer gaming that I'm really thinking of giving it up. On top of the piracy issue, which I think is a crock, we have the "release now, collect money, patch whenever" method of sales. I have some games that are still waiting to have bugs fixed six months after purchase. Some developers even get indignant when people ask about patches. Name one industry that can get away with that. I've never purchased a book with a missing chapter and had the publisher/author say "you'll get it when it's done". I've never purchased an appliance or car that when found defective wasn't fixed in a timely manner. Most times the places I purchased from were apologetic and bent over backwards to keep me as a customer. Only in the computer gaming industry have I been treated like a criminal and given the impression that my business isn't really wanted. So I hope all these jerks go out of business. It serves them right. Let them get real jobs instead of dreaming of becoming millionaires and being treated like rock stars. This is entertainment not national security.