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Not just the disc drive (Gaming)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, September 18, 2020, 13:38 (37 days ago) @ Vortech

Oh, that's simply not true and implies that computers don't have DRM, which is also false.

No it doesn't. Console = DRM. It does not imply that "not a console" = no DRM.

DRM does not make a console. Fixed specifications (unique hardware?) and a lower-level gaming runtime/OSMake a console. Largely I would say game certification could be argued as DRM, but it's a bundle of sticks.

Consoles don't even have fixed specs anymore. Consoles are defined by their walled environment for games, and whose primary purpose and design is to play those games. So no, even though an iPhone is a walled garden that plays games, that's not its primary purpose, thus it isn't a console.


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