GS News - Xbox One’s Snap functionality detailed, CD Projekt Red slams publishers using DRM

CD Projekt Red says publishers who use DRM are just doing so to ‘cover their asses’, Microsoft goes into detail about their multitasking Snap functionality on Xbox One and Amazon says the combined preorder sales of both next gen consoles are making it the second biggest product release in history.

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119 comments
Pyrobolo
Pyrobolo

s/o to Red for telling it like it is.

Northuz
Northuz

Definitely getting Witcher, paid and everything.

Dark red.

Dante-xero
Dante-xero

I don't care if CD Projekt Red is being honest only for the sake of PR (and let's face it, they probably are). They're still being a good example of what most consumers want. Honesty is a priority for me when it comes to building trust and a publisher who's got my trust will get my cash.

jetjetjaguar
jetjetjaguar

I can see Snap being handy during installs and in delays during matchmaking.  Not surprised that the MS rep avoided something like  "Don't ya' just hate waiting for minutes between every Forza race?".  

MegaX-
MegaX-

I really hope that Witcher 3 will be a massive hit not only because it is from a very awesome company but also so that it would be a b**ch slap to companies like EA and the like for their anti-consumer mentalities.

malfestus
malfestus

I look forward to not buying this.

blown503
blown503

Yea and I will play mp3s from my phone too.

nate1222
nate1222

While I'm not a big fan of The Witcher series (mostly due to awkward combat), I am a big fan of GOG (also owned by CD Projekt Red). I've also become a fan of Humble Store, due to its DRM-free offerings +Steam/Desura keys.

Though I'm not a fan of DRM, I can at least tolerate Steam thanks to offline play (when internet craps out). Desura ain't bad, but I haven't bothered with them in months. Aside from Steam, I'm all DRM-free: GOG, Humble Store, DotEmu, some of GamersGate's stuff, some of Amazon's stuff...

erik_r_nelson
erik_r_nelson

CDPR kinda misses the point of DRM. It's meant to stop the kind of casual copying of games that happened in the 1980s, where you could easily make a copy of a disk and pass it on. It's not really meant to stop hardcore pirating, which I think developers know is basically impossible. Now, it's perfectly reasonable to criticize DRM that causes problems and inconveniences for gamers, but some light DRM wouldn't be a problem. Developers that try to curb illegal copying too much are shooting themselves in the foot, and ought to stop. But if a developer chooses to use a non-invasive DRM scheme that is largely invisible to me as a user--I'm fine with that. 

Vojtass
Vojtass

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rupti
rupti

Don't know what I can add that hasn't been said already... CDPR rocks, IE sucks, Microsoft aren't as innovative as they think they are, the people on youtube are mean, etc. (Yeah I actually bother reading the comments before posting. Weird huh?)

So I'll just comment to let Jess know one again that she's awesome and did a great job :)

ssg2wo
ssg2wo

Since picture-in-picture isn't standard on TVs any more, this is a good way to play games and still follow a sports game.

iAnej
iAnej

CD Project is the best !

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

IE? lol!

It is still the worst browser ever!  I do not care how many updates they have to make it better.  It is still slow.  Chrome puts it to shame.

barrica
barrica

Since i have heard about the Steam machine the next gen consoles are becoming less relevant to me. PS4 and Xbone look good but its not for me, i didnt enjoy the xbox 360 red ring of death, the PS3 was kinda pricey too, Kind like the people who smoke legal high and end up damaging their health when they can smoke the real thing and that's called PC.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

alt tab could be cool but yeah phones are pretty good for that

nico_p
nico_p

Regarding the xbox one things.. yeah I agree with Jess, checking my phone would be much simpler than all that switching.

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

Just grab everything that isn't nailed down and run!

archav3n
archav3n

Agreed with CDPR 101%. Yeah right piracy killed PC gaming my foot. If piracy really succeeded, we wouldn't have 65M active users on Steam right. M$ just keep brain-wash those developers thinking PC is full of pirates. Guess no one care to point out that's piracy even on GTA V which is not released on PC?

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

not interested in doing anything on a console but play games.. I really hope im not the only one that feels that way...

ECH71
ECH71

Man it feels good to be able to comment again. F***ing Youtube/Google-.

Lovin' the 60fps video here too.

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

Girls can learn something from her.

hystavito
hystavito

Like she said about just using her phone, yes that will be the case for a lot of people, but I guess not all and of course your phone might not have everything the Xbox One does.  However, what I am wondering about is how big the "snapped" app can get.  They keep showing it as only a very small space.

EDIT: Maybe I'll see in this new video about it I am about to watch :).

EDIT2: Or, I'll find out in about a week.  Ok no more edits.

Verenti
Verenti

Of course DRM doesn't work. It didn't work as having to input words from the manual, it didn't work as needing the CD in the drive, it didn't work as Starforce, it doesn't work as Steam or Ubisoft's launcher and it sure the hell doesn't work as GFWL.

And yes, forcing people to pay is less effective than asking people to pay. People like to support products they enjoy, who knew? On the other hand they hate paying for things they don't enjoy. Therefore, if you want less people to "steal" (in reality stealing requires that you deprive someone of property, which isn't the case if your product is too ****y to buy) your product, make a better product. If you have to prevent people from seeing what you're selling to get them to actually buy it, then you're a con artist.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@MegaX- "but consumers like this" said EA. they know everything about what we like. like that Mass Effect 3 ending....

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@erik_r_nelson you maybe ment in the 90's. in the 80's all game systems were cartidge based, save the turbo duo and the jaguar. DRM has nothing to do with disk copies, it has to do with companies getting more money. i work for one of them :)

Vojtass
Vojtass

@erik_r_nelson There's no completely non-invasive DRM. There's always something wrong and legal gamer suffers more or less. It is you who misses the point.

phlail_uk
phlail_uk

@Vojtass Wow. I just had a look at that site and the text to speech is the most realistic I've ever heard! 

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@nico_p but you can crash you car in the same screen! look at the posibilities, you can stream the video and brag how much you suck at doing 5 things at the same time!!

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

@archav3n In reality, those who got the pirated version bought the original. That is how it works today.

archav3n
archav3n

@DJKrayz_basic M$ has done innovations by making console multi-task now and you can do more in consoles. Guess the real next-gen windows is on console huh? Lol @ M$

Juan1988
Juan1988

@ECH71 I hate the new player loading issues. I love the 60 fps. Hopefuly they will get the loading fixed, I also hate that when I change the size of the window the video restarts loading... well, enough hating in a post, I still come back to watch the vids tho :]

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

@ECH71 So far I think Gamespot has the best comment section that I have seen.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@PeejayYeh @archav3n speaking of which, anyone knows if by these days there's an offline diablo 3 for pc? i want to play it since last month but there's patches and patches and servers keep failing.

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

@archav3n @DJKrayz_basic  yeah.. i will multitask on my PC.. dont need any console for that.. just give me good games i cant find on PC and ill buy a console..

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@DJKrayz_basic @archav3n and that's the point! we all have phones and pcs, tablets, or even smart tv's that do the same thing. mp3 included. so why sony and ms are so fixed in this stuff instead of games? n00bs. if they had spent that time, effort, AND money on AAAAAAAAAAA games both consoles would be selling like crunchy tasty just-baked bread.

yeah, i wanted bread for breakfast :(