Entries in 'drm' (91)

Reports contest Maxis' claims that SimCity cannot work offline

Reports contest Maxis' claims that SimCity cannot work offline

Despite the fact that SimCity is now working, the online games community continues to target it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2013 at 11:13AM in News
EA "aggressively undergoing server maintenance" to fix SimCity woes

EA "aggressively undergoing server maintenance" to fix SimCity woes

The clock is ticking ahead of the UK launch of SimCity at midnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
Ubisoft: 'We want to improve our relationship   with PC gamers'

Ubisoft: 'We want to improve our relationship with PC gamers'

Publisher Ubisoft hopes to become a major player in the PC space with a broader digital store.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 11:01AM in News
Game Maker DRM goes haywire

Game Maker DRM goes haywire

An indie game making tool went haywire over the weekend after its anti-piracy DRM developed an unusual problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2012 at 1:35PM in News

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That time when cloud computing (and definitely not DRM) broke your mouse

That time when cloud computing (and definitely not DRM) broke your mouse

We’re used to server troubles causing issues with games, but borking hardware is a new one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2012 at 2:24PM in News
New digital indie store lets buyers pay what they want

New digital indie store lets buyers pay what they want

Following the success of the Humble Indie Bundle initiative, a new digital indie retail offer has launched online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2012 at 1:17PM in News
Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
UPDATED: Final Fantasy VII on PC released by mistake, quickly pulled

UPDATED: Final Fantasy VII on PC released by mistake, quickly pulled

The PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII was made available for purchase and subsequently pulled this weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 6th 2012 at 4:12AM in News

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Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Ubisoft fixes uPlay DRM issue

Publisher Ubisoft claims it has resolved the loophole in its PC DRM that should prevent hackers from accessing uPlay users' computers.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 31st 2012 at 1:39PM in News
UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM loophole allows remote hackers to access PCs

A potentially very serious issue with the PC DRM employed by Ubisoft seems to have left many gamers susceptible to hackers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2012 at 11:58AM in News
CD Projekt: The truth is DRM does not work

CD Projekt: The truth is DRM does not work

In a no-holds barred interview amidst Diablo III’s ‘always-on DRM’ storm, the developer of The Witcher 2 has blasted the use of digital rights management.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2012 at 10:46AM in News
SimCity requires always-on internet connection

SimCity requires always-on internet connection

Buyers of EA’s upcoming SimCity PC game will need a constant internet connection to play it.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 29th 2012 at 11:02AM in News

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Out with the old, in with the GOG

Out with the old, in with the GOG

Popular games download service GOG.com has enjoyed a relaunch of sorts with its focus no longer on simply “good old games”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2012 at 3:18PM in News
Ubisoft defends Anno 2070's DRM

Ubisoft defends Anno 2070's DRM

Publisher Ubisoft has once again been forced to defend the DRM it chose to implement in one of its PC titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2012 at 11:17AM in News
Ubisoft DRM returns to ruffle feathers

Ubisoft DRM returns to ruffle feathers

Publisher Ubisoft has once again found itself to be the subject of internet rage over its PC gaming DRM strategies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2012 at 10:52AM in News
EA confirms Origin requirement for Mass Effect 3

EA confirms Origin requirement for Mass Effect 3

The PC version of upcoming RPG sequel Mass Effect 3 will, unsurprisingly, require users to download and install EA's Origin games service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2012 at 12:17PM in News

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VIDEO: Croteam's new anti-piracy tool - an invincible red scorpion

VIDEO: Croteam's new anti-piracy tool - an invincible red scorpion

When you think about it, invincible red scorpions should have been employed as an anti-piracy measure long before now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2011 at 11:20AM in News
GoG.com: 'DRM harms sales'

GoG.com: 'DRM harms sales'

Digital rights management fails to prevent illegal game sales, says digital download firm Good Old Games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 10th 2011 at 5:33PM in News
Assassin's Creed escapes DRM's clutches

Assassin's Creed escapes DRM's clutches

Ubisoft has decided not to bundle its controversial always-on DRM with upcoming release Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2011 at 3:35PM in News
Battlefield 3's online activation causes headaches

Battlefield 3's online activation causes headaches

It’s always the risk when a game ships with internet-required DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2011 at 9:56AM in News
Good Old Games wages war on DRM

Good Old Games wages war on DRM

Far from protecting the games industry, DRM is actually damaging it according to the MD of download site Good Old Games Guillaume Rambourg.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2011 at 12:38PM in News
INTERVIEW: Good Old Games

INTERVIEW: Good Old Games

Good old Games is the second most popular digital distributor for PC games. Not bad for a service selling retro and back catalogue titles. MD Guillaume Rambourg spoke to MCV ...

on Oct 21st 2011 at 12:14PM in News
Crysis DRM rumours on Xbox 360 are not true

Crysis DRM rumours on Xbox 360 are not true

The digital release of Crysis on Xbox 360 has DRM? It’s the end of the world! EA are dead to me! I’m going to kill my cat!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 3:28PM in News
Valve attacks aggressive DRM

Valve attacks aggressive DRM

Valve's Gabe Newell has criticised publishers that implement the likes of 'always-on' digital rights management to monetise their games and tackle piracy, claiming they are making a backwards step.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Sep 1st 2011 at 9:56AM in News
Patch to remove From Dust DRM

Patch to remove From Dust DRM

You have to wonder why it bothered in the first place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2011 at 9:38AM in News