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Posts tagged “The P Word”

EA Wise Up?

Time to stick my hand into the angry beehive again... The EA/Spore/DRM issue isn't likely to go away any time soon. In a funny sort of way, the ridiculous DRM on Spore might well turn out to be a good thing for gamers - like it or not, EA's weight in the industry means they're trend-setters to some degree. That a company so big attempted…

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David Braben on all things PC. Including the P Word

Towards the end of July, at the Develop conference, we took a much-needed break from listening to design paradigm analysis to have a coffee with Frontier Developments' David Braben. He's one of the living legends of the industry - one word:Elite - and it was a welcome chance to casually pick over the issues of the day. So, yes, the P-word features strongly.

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Todd Hollenshead: PC Makers Like Piracy. Secretly.

Browsing Quarter-to-three, I discover that Tom "Tom Bramwell" Bramwell's interview with John Carmack and Todd Hollenshead has caused a little internet drama, picked up by 1UP. To paraphrase, Hollenshead argued that PC manufacturers secretly like that there's piracy on the PCs, as it's something which makes people buy PCs. After all, unlike console manufacturers, they don't make any more profit if people actually buy games…

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