One of my friends connects to the Internet via a USB stick, via his mobile phone but I'll be honest; this kind of technology confuses the heck out of me. I understood the net when it was as simple as having a 56k modem, which plugs into your phone line... ever since then I'm just lost *sigh*
I will look forward to the DVD release of TOMI and will pray that the CD checker is the ONLY copy protection in place but I sometimes feel that I'll have to pretend that games stopped getting made around the year 2000.
I would just like to say that I think all this Internet DRM is a big load of nonsense because I checked when TOMI was released in cracked form and it was available, pirated, on the same date as the official release. So, that means that people who want to pay nothing get to play the game regardless of the DRM and people who want to play the game and have the Internet get to play the game and then there's people like me, who are more or less screwed.
Whilst I do appreciate the suggestions of the people who have responded to my question, I also feel it's a lot of effort to go through to play a single player adventure game on a PC which is able to run the likes of Fallout 3 with no worries and at a healthy resolution (a DRM free game that went to No. 1 in the charts - getting the picture here?).
In summary, I firmly believe that DRM does NOT stop pirating but it DOES punish real customers. Infact, even if I did have an Internet connection on my PC, I would still be pissed off at having a company checking up on me every time I try to play a game that I've paid for. It's rather like having an over protective mother, who insists on checking your pockets for smack every time you try to leave the house (even if you've never gone near drugs your whole life).
Let's get this straight... If someone has a pirate (and cracked) copy of TOMI then they can play without the anti-piracy police breathing down their neck but if you do pay Telltale for their efforts, then it's gonna be Watch-with-Mother time!
Q: How is that right or fair?
A: It ain't.
While you all enjoy the latest slice of monkey lovin', I guess I'll try to beat my high-score on Marble Madness...again!