I'm getting more annoyed with the distributors of games and their methods to prevent piracy. With Microsoft you don't even need a internet connection to register your application. But games companies and stretching things just too far. I don't mind being online during the installation of a game if that's the end of it once the install has been verified as legitimate but no it's becoming worse by the month. I bought Silent Hunter 5 and for nearly 3 consecutive days could not play it because Ubisoft requires a permanent internet connection. Great, inconvenient but almost tolerable since I have genuine unlimited download for my account, but their servers went down and stayed down with no news about what was going on. I would like to buy and play Metro 2033 but not only do you need a permanent net connection but also a Steam account. FFS! The latest Command & Conquer is out and, yup a permanent net conenction required. So you can't have this on laptop and travel arround without incurring additional costs. Games are going to be cracked unless the distributors do something to improve economies of scale. However being penalised for being honest is a bit much. Rant over. What say you about all of this DRM lark?