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I've never heard of Steam having this DRM.
When I buy a game through Steam, my username & real name, my e-mail address & physical address, credit card & banking accounts are all part of my proof of ownership of any game I purchase from Steam.
Why would they then say that my changing any of my computers components would change my ownership of any game that I've purchased from them?
Through the information I've given them through my purchase, they know ME better than practically anybody. So why would they consider that I am not ME if I happen to install different parts in my computer(s)?
This concept of DRM is one of the most illogical ideas I've run across in my increasingly long life.
Whosoever is at the root of this DRM, thing, is rather overtly anti-progressive as to the evolution of computer components. They obviously demand that we never, ever, upgrade our computers in any way whatsoever, because, if we do, then we, personally, suddenly become unrecognizable strangers who have never purchased a game from them and are automatically perceived as thieves? Huh?
I had to reread what I just wrote. I will be damned, but that is exactly what they're saying! A persons entire existence is no longer valid, because we change the parts of our computers.
Somebody should write a book on the idiocy of these strange, practically alien concepts of Digital Rights Management.
The World Court should then draft laws making such things completely illegal.
Who had a nightmare and dreamt up this concept of, "I buy, therefore I do not own"?
I wish whoever he/she or most likely "IT" actually is, would wake up and just go piss off.
Whoever, or whatever it is, is not part of our reality and needs to be removed to its other, alternate reality, posthaste.