Read the above posts. This form of DRM (secuROM) does not ensure that we pay for their products. It hurts the legitimate users only. I could pirate any secuROM game as easily as any other and, unlike the legal users, I would not have to have secuROM installed. So I would not be limited to x number of installs and I wouldn't have a rootkit fiddling about in my system and running in the background 24/7. What they should do is use something like steam. Something that competes with torrents. Alot of people don't pirate because they don't have the money, they do it because it's more convenient than buying the disks and because they can just surf around on a site and click the stuff they want. Steam offers something like this that is legitimate and they pass on the cost savings to consumers. Because you don't need a box, manual or DVD it costs loss to get the product to you, so it's cheaper. And it works bloody well at stopping piracy too. SecuROM, however, is more expensive. It's underhand. And it does not do anything. *EDIT: And xrc, let's face it, they'd still sell games for PC no matter what. There's profit, and if you look at the figures, there's a lot of profit. Even Spore, one of the worst games I've ever played, and supposedly the most pirated, has already made them one helluva lot of money.