Ubisoft drops controversial DRM - report

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Last year's release of Settlers 7 for PC came with a pesky bit of DRM that required players to be constantly connected to the internet. Failure to do so resulted in being booted back to the title screen and getting locked out of the game.... read more

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Ubisoft drops controversial DRM - report

Postby gilly83 » 04 Jan 2011, 11:28

is this actually true?? if so wish i brought the new splinter cell ni the steam sale now :(
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Postby badgerpog » 04 Jan 2011, 11:57

gilly83 wrote:is this actually true?? if so wish i brought the new splinter cell ni the steam sale now :(


I might have bought Assassin's Creed 2 if I'd known... Oh well.
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Postby lmimmfn » 04 Jan 2011, 11:59

I bought Ass creed 2 on the steam sale but was using the crack :)

This is great news and a win for cop on :)
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Postby photoboy » 04 Jan 2011, 12:12

Hmm, that's an improvement but still not a perfect solution as you apparently still cannot play the game without being connected to the internet initially. That's not much help if you're playing on a laptop away from your home wifi connection...

Still, I chalk this one up as a victory for consumers since it utterly failed to stop the pirates and just made legitimate customers like me not buy the games. I'm a bit annoyed I missed the Steam sale for certain titles, but I will still buy SC Conviction, PoP Forgotten Sands and Ass Creed 2 when I get the chance.
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Postby runadumb » 04 Jan 2011, 12:15

Well you still need an internet connection to play these games in singleplayer so I will still pass thanks. At least it is a step in the right direction.

Don't know about you guys but I bought enough games during the steam sale to keep me busy for quite some time :)
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Re: Ubisoft drops controversial DRM - report

Postby The_KFD_Case » 04 Jan 2011, 14:14

Too little, too late Ubisoft. Suck on it.
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Postby damianwhitley » 05 Jan 2011, 14:21

Why keep it at all? Assassins Creed 2 and Splinter Cell were cracked so quickly that all of the fuss and development of this DRM was a complete waste of time and money and the only thing it achieved was alienating legitimate customers...
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