New levels of retardedness
I just got another game 'Settlers: Rise of an Empire' that has some fly by night copy protection that of course doesnt work with any DVD drive thats more than 3 days old. Last Ubisoft product I buy, this is the 2nd game of theirs this has happened with. Of course if I buy it online I get an activation code and can run it without DVD but since I bougth it in the store and have a CD-KEY I cant play it. At what point did companies decide that it was better to alienate paying customers than to let hackers get the single player only version of their game a few hours earlier? I mean it should be blatantly obvious at this point that no form of copy protection will ever stop the hackers, all it does is inconvenience the paying customers.