I’m glad I got to play Chrono Trigger without needing a CD Key

  Remember when needing a darned CD Key just to play a game wasn’t a thing? Yeah, call me old school, but I just yearn for the golden age of J-RPG’s, at a time when CD Keys weren’t a thing. Back then, the gaming industry wasn’t as huge as it is the billion-dollar industry that it exists today, so it wasn’t as over-saturated and over-privatized. Piracy wasn’t as rampant, and CD Keys weren’t rolled out yet. I would love to go back to such a time, where gaming was just gaming – pure, innocent and unadulterated. Uncorrupted by business practices […]

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In a world of IP rights, having a CD Key is essential

Nowadays in the 21st century, almost everything has gone digital. This comes with a lot of advantages and disadvantages that have revolutionized the way businesses sell and distribute their software products. This has also changed how piracy operates. Making everything digital has also made it easier for pirates to propagate software illegitimately/illegally. In response to this, companies have been employing all sorts of countermeasures they can come up with in order to protect their intellectual properties and maintain their profits. One of these said countermeasures is the incorporation of a CD key for software products.   How a CD Key […]

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