Ok, I need to straighten this out. I keep hearing about how 2kGames “removed the DRM from BioShock”. Kotaku, and others keep repeating this. Just to be clear: 2kGames has not removed the DRM at all. SecuROM is still there. The need for online activation is still there. All they have done is allow you to install as many times as you want. Big deal.
This is not something to cheer about. What they have announced here is that they aren’t going to remove the DRM. They have, in fact, announced that they are keeping this septic idiocy, forever.
There is a version of the game available that doesn’t have SecuROM or online activation. It’s the version the pirates put out, months ago. I was really hoping they would keep their word and remove the need for online activation, because I really wanted to pay them money and play the game.
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
A Telltale Autopsy
What lessons can we learn from the abrupt demise of this once-impressive games studio?