So I've had problems in the past with DRM and buying games that then don't work because some piece of shit DRM software doesn't support the DVD drive I have or what ever and I thought a lot of these issues were in the past what with things like steam and online authentication.
So when I bought a steam copy of Risen, the new rpg from the people that did the gothic series, I was surprised when on the first run the game demanded I insert the CD. Obviously I have no CD to insert that would defeat the whole purpose of Digital Distribution if I needed a physical copy of the disk to play the downloaded game.
So it then tried to authenticate and ran me out of CD key authentication tries so I'm stuck with a game I paid money for I can't play that won't work and despite it being friday that I reported this to steam support I've yet to receive nowt from them on when they are going to fix this.
Why a game would need the disc authentication system intact when it has a full fledged online authentication system in the form of steam bolted to it is somewhat of a mystery.
It's a bit annoying having spent the last few weeks being able to only run things that were very old and supported the intel x3100 graphics chip (and even then at 800x600 or lower) to have the freedom to try new games again only to get kicked in the teeth by DRM.
It's time they realised this shit does no harm to piracy it only makes people who actually pay for stuff pissed off and more likely to pirate their games since pirate copys don't suffer these issues.
If anyone wants me I'll be in the angry dome.