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Ubisoft Explains DRM Downtime
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Ubisoft Explains DRM Downtime

Ubisoft finally reported that the downtime for Silent Hunter V and Assassin’s Creed 2 was due to a denial of service attack over the weekend. “Ubisoft would like to apologize to anyone who could not play Assassin’s Creed 2 or Silent Hunter 5 yesterday. Servers were attacked and while the servers did not go down, ...

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Ubisoft DRM Servers Go Down
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Ubisoft DRM Servers Go Down

Ubisoft’s DRM authentication has been a huge concern since their announcement, and now one of those issues has arrived. It turns out, Assassin’s Creed 2 players are unable to connect at around 3am EST and yet, the issue still has not been fixed. The DRM as we all know, requires PC gamers to be connected to the ...

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Blizzard Calls DRM a “Losing Battle”
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Blizzard Calls DRM a “Losing Battle”

Recently this year a lot of video game publishers started using more advance DRM methods to battle piracy. Starting with Ubisoft’s new DRM system that requires gamers to be connected to the internet at all times to actually play the game, even playing the single player mode. However, after a few so called hacks ...

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Starcraft 2 Getting DRM Protection
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Starcraft 2 Getting DRM Protection

Blizzard has always been one of those companies that did not worry about piracy at all. They had a very simple way of dealing with it and that was to kill the cd-keys and ban players.   However, in a recent interview from Incgamers with lead designer Dustin Browder, VP of creative development Chris ...

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Ubisoft DRM Stops Australian Gamers Playing Settlers 7, Again!
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Ubisoft DRM Stops Australian Gamers Playing Settlers 7, Again!

More trouble are arising from Ubisoft’s ‘always connected to an internet connection’ DRM fiasco (remember Assassin’s Creed 2). This time around it completely prevent gamers playing Settlers 7 and as always even when it detect the internet connection. It is reported that the game confirms that there is an ...

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Ubisoft Gives Free Games for DRM Downtime
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Ubisoft Gives Free Games for DRM Downtime

Ubisoft been trying to ease the damages done by their recent DRM downfall that left 95% (ahem prob 100%) gamers not being able to play their ‘Assassin’s Creed 2′ for a long while. Now it comes to the point where Ubisoft is handing out free games to apologize for the DRM incident. The games that Ubisoft is offering ...

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Command & Conquer 4 Says No to DRM, But Yes to Internet Connection
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Command & Conquer 4 Says No to DRM, But Yes to Internet Connection

EA just announced that upcoming Command & Conquer 4 will have no DRM. Great news until they also announced that the game will sort of need you to be connected to the internet to play the game. Well, I’m just confused because isn’t that sort of a DRM itself? EA community manager Apoc wrote on their forums ...

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Dragon Age 2 Sneaks SecuROM into your PC
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Dragon Age 2 Sneaks SecuROM into your PC

Publishers of Dragon Age 2, Electronic Arts managed to land themselves with some bad PR today when a consumer rights group has detected their game disc installing the notorious SecuROM, an intrusive DRM software hated many many PC gamers including myself. EA did not inform gamers about the DRM software anywhere, ...

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Nintendo 3DS’ TOS more silly than ever before
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Nintendo 3DS’ TOS more silly than ever before

A member from the Free Software Foundation has pointed out some absurd terms from the license agreement for the Nintendo 3DS. Aside from the common TOS that we’ve all known about such as physically opening your 3DS, illegally downloading games and what not, they’ve added a numerous amount of other agreements ...

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