That DRM Stab Though

Fri 29th May 2015 - 12:14pm : Gaming

A Kotaku reder has recently stumbled upon a small piece of content that takes a pretty comical stab at Digital Rights Management (DRM).

The content comes in the form of a Grimoire, sneakily called Gottfried’s Omni-opening Grimoire (GoG – Good Old Games, the website that does not implement DRM at all).

The text states the following:

“The Defensive Regulatory Magicon (or DRM for short) belongs to the above-mentioned group of the longest-lasting, most effective and hardest to break defensive mechanisms. In order to recognize the individual administering it, it makes use of a portal mounted at the entrance of the area it is to defend. This portal passes streams of magical energy through the body of the person entering and can, in the blink of an eye, determine if this person has the corporeal signature (eyeball structure included) of the entitled administrator. As a result, the only unauthorized individuals that can possibly hope to enter are mimics.

DRM thus makes for an extremely effective and near-unbreakable security measure - but you are in luck, for you hold in your hands the key to bypassing it, namely the present tome, Gottfried’s Omni-opening Grimore, or GOG for short. In the pages to follow you will find innumerable methods for deactivating DRM, or, even better, bypassing it altogether (…)”

We all agree, this was quite a funny find and just one more feature to a great game thus far.

Let us know your thoughts on DRM in the comments below.





Brad Daniels

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