Entries in 'drm' (91)
An American Square Enix exec has insisted that the consumer backlash against DRM will not prevent its ongoing implementation.
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.
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.
DRM remains a useful tool for publishers but cannot be used at the expense of consumers, SimCity creator Will Wright has said.
The UK’s leading games retailer GAME has welcomed Microsoft Xbox One rethink.
Digital retailer GameFly has welcomed Microsoft’s Xbox One U-turn.
It would take a brave pundit to argue that Microsoft’s now-scrapped DRM was healthy for the consumer.
The ‘power of the cloud’ remains a key USP for Xbox One despite Microsoft’s ditching of its unpopular DRM plans.
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.
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.
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.
Former Epic dev and the self-professed “Tony Stark of video games” Cliff Bleszinski has argued the case for Xbox One DRM.
The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has hinted that Sony chose to support the pre-owned market in an effort to protect retail.
"We have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360"
The public reaction to Xbox One’s online requirements is not realistic, Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business boss Don Mattrick has argued.
One of Microsoft's most high-profile Xbox One publishing partners has still not been briefed on Microsoft's pre-owned DRM.
UK rental and retail chain Blockbuster has said it is happy to support Microsoft's new console, even though it prevents the use of rented games.
A new online campaign called Xbox Shun! is attempting to put pressure on Microsoft to abandon its DRM policies for the Xbox One.
Microsoft has provided a pretty robust set of answers today to questions about second hand games and online elements of Xbox One.
You can be certain of one thing – Xbox and Sony execs won’t be able to hide from the pre-owned question at E3 next week.
Kinect 2 will be able to employ certain DRM measures depending on what it observes in the living room.
The in-built microphone in the new version of Kinect shipping with Xbox One will always be listening to you.
Upcoming RPG epic The Witcher 3 will be free of the shackles of DRM on PC.
The always-on internet requirement of Maxis’ SimCity was never designed as a DRM measure, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has claimed.
Last weekend's SimCity launch proved to be a trial by fire for EA – but I can only see this situation as one the publishing giant has won.
Some might expect the main lesson to be learnt from the launch of SimCity was the perils of including always-on DRM in your product.