I have already said I am not buying Spore because of the overly aggressive and invasive Digital Rights Management software screwing me, the legitimate user.
I thought that since I was going out of my way to spout off about what I wasn't buying because of DRM, that I should also point out what I was buying because the publisher was smart enough not to put in overly aggressive and invasive DRM.
I hereby announce that I am buying Fallout 3.
Shacknews has just put up an interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines in which he is specifically asked about DRM in Fallout 3.
Shack: What kind of copy protection will be included on the PC version of Fallout 3?He also talks about the Australian Ratings board issue which was one of the factors in them removing the names of real drugs, like Morphine, from the game as well as his views on PC versus consoles and their desire to continue to support both platforms.
Pete Hines: Pretty similar to what we did for Oblivion, which was--we basically don't do any--we do the mildest form possible. I actually don't know if I even want to get into what it is that we exactly do, but we try to be really noninvasive when it comes to that stuff.
Speaking of the Australian Ratings Board and their banning of games, Woody of GU comics put up an amusing comic about that last week.