Entries in 'drm' (30)

Sega Saturn's DRM cracked after 22 years

Sega Saturn's DRM cracked after 22 years

The Sega Saturn was first released in Japan in November 1994. Now, in July 2016, the console’s piracy protection has finally been cracked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

Hacker claims to have cracked Denuvo DRM

The current king of PC games security is looking a little less secure on its throne.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

GOG Connect syncs with your Steam library

PC users are now able to link their Steam and GOG accounts and potentially grab some DRM-free games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2016 at 3:04PM in News
Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Quantum Break forces eyepatch onto pirates and those not logged into Windows Store

Remedy has repeated its comedy anti-piracy measure from Alan Wake in recent PC release Quantum Break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 3:30PM in News

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TinyBuild: We should not 'cripple' games with DRM to fight piracy

TinyBuild: We should not 'cripple' games with DRM to fight piracy

TinyBuild has condemned the use of DRM to stop illegal downloading, despite its latest game being heavily pirated.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2016 at 11:45AM in News
Now Windows 7, 8 and Vista lock out some old games too

Now Windows 7, 8 and Vista lock out some old games too

In August it was revealed that the then new Windows 10 would lock out some older disc-based games that used certain DRM methods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

UPDATED: Games running some older DRM won't work on Windows 10

Aging digital rights management software such as SafeDisc and Securom isn’t compatible with Windows 10, meaning many old disc-based games are incompatible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
Elite: Dangerous' online u-turn draws criticism from players

Elite: Dangerous' online u-turn draws criticism from players

The decision to strip the offline mode from upcoming space shooter Elite: Dangerous has gone down like a lead balloon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 1:36PM in News

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GOG.com launches DRM-free film service

GOG.com launches DRM-free film service

Digital games distribution service GOG.com has announced its expansion into movies, as it hopes to entice Hollywood studios to join in its stance against DRM.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 9:26AM in News
GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

GOG: Gamers are not criminals and do not need DRM

The video games industry should follow in the footsteps of the music sector and rid itself of digital rights management (DRM).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 3:48PM in News
Good Old Games reveals Steam-rivalling GOG Galaxy

Good Old Games reveals Steam-rivalling GOG Galaxy

Steam but without any DRM or online requirements – that’s effectively the pitch for CDProjekt’s new GOG Galaxy client.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2014 at 11:28AM in News
uPlay's Watch Dogs troubles affecting Xbox Live

uPlay's Watch Dogs troubles affecting Xbox Live

The early technical struggles of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs appear to have created a domino effect that is causing trouble on all major gaming networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2014 at 3:34PM in News

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Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

An American Square Enix exec has insisted that the consumer backlash against DRM will not prevent its ongoing implementation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
Xbox One highlights digital rights confusion

Xbox One highlights digital rights confusion

The reaction to the Xbox One reveal and its original digital-led vision proves how little consumers understand about what they’re entitled to when buying download games, says a leading expert.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:49AM in News
EA's online-only Darkspore could be broken for good

EA's online-only Darkspore could be broken for good

A problem with EA and Maxis title Darkspore has this weekend served a perfect illustrations of the perils faced by consumers with online-only titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2013 at 10:53AM in News
Will Wright was impressed with Microsoft's reaction to DRM backlash

Will Wright was impressed with Microsoft's reaction to DRM backlash

DRM remains a useful tool for publishers but cannot be used at the expense of consumers, SimCity creator Will Wright has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2013 at 11:11AM in News

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GAME "immensely impressed" with Microsoft rethink

GAME "immensely impressed" with Microsoft rethink

The UK’s leading games retailer GAME has welcomed Microsoft Xbox One rethink.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 3:49PM in News
GameFly describes Xbox One U-turn as "a win/win for consumers"

GameFly describes Xbox One U-turn as "a win/win for consumers"

Digital retailer GameFly has welcomed Microsoft’s Xbox One U-turn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
OPINION: Xbox One Eighty - what we've lost

OPINION: Xbox One Eighty - what we've lost

It would take a brave pundit to argue that Microsoft’s now-scrapped DRM was healthy for the consumer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 11:30AM in News
Xbox One's cloud vision remains intact

Xbox One's cloud vision remains intact

The ‘power of the cloud’ remains a key USP for Xbox One despite Microsoft’s ditching of its unpopular DRM plans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 9:41AM in News
Cliffy B: Sony forced Microsoft's hand, not the internet whining

Cliffy B: Sony forced Microsoft's hand, not the internet whining

Outspoken games dev Cliff Bleszinski has said that Sony, not the angry internet, was the driving force behind Microsoft’s spectacular U-turn last night.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 9:25AM in News
OPINION: Xbox One strategy revamp was logical - but it might only accelerate Mattrick's digital vision

OPINION: Xbox One strategy revamp was logical - but it might only accelerate Mattrick's digital vision

One of the best bits of games industry scuttlebutt I have been told is about Xbox boss Don Mattrick.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 20th 2013 at 8:38AM in News
Sony: "If you buy it, you own it"

Sony: "If you buy it, you own it"

E3 may be over but Sony will do all it can to ride on the wave of goodwill that it generated in LA for as long as possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2013 at 10:01AM in News
Cliff Bleszinski defends Xbox One DRM, reckons Sony will do the same

Cliff Bleszinski defends Xbox One DRM, reckons Sony will do the same

Former Epic dev and the self-professed “Tony Stark of video games” Cliff Bleszinski has argued the case for Xbox One DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has hinted that Sony chose to support the pre-owned market in an effort to protect retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 12:13PM in News