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EA ditches SecuROM on BFBC2

EA ditches SecuROM on BFBC2

In its latest update for PC shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 publisher EA has, amongst other tweaks to the game, removed the controversial and unpopular SecuROM DRM from the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 9:41AM in News
Newell: DRM damages value of games

Newell: DRM damages value of games

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has made known his objections to digital rights management in games, claiming that copy-protection systems diminish the value of a product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 1:47PM in News
Ubi servers suffer fresh attack

Ubi servers suffer fresh attack

Publisher Ubisoft has revealed that the servers set-up to facilitate its new PC game DRM strategy are once again under attack in what many are presuming is a further protest ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 11:04AM in News
Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 10:50AM in News

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Ubi looks to net piracy solution

Ubi looks to net piracy solution

In a move to try and quell the ongoing piracy problem on PC, Ubisoft will require players of a selection of its future PC titles to have a constant connection ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 12:15PM in News
Capcom: SecuROM ‘gets a bum rap’

Capcom: SecuROM ‘gets a bum rap’

Growing PC games force Capcom has defended controversial DRM software SecuROM, saying that the problems that some have experienced with the anti-piracy measures are more to do with publisher’s implementation ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2009 at 11:59AM in News
The Sims 3 leaks onto torrent sites

The Sims 3 leaks onto torrent sites

The Sims 3, one of EA’s key titles for 2009, has spilled onto torrent trackers a full week before the game is released across North America.

by Rob Crossley
on May 18th 2009 at 4:57PM in News
Stardock: ‘Our customers make the rules, not the pirates’

Stardock: ‘Our customers make the rules, not the pirates’

Demigod developer Stardock has stated that the huge piracy rates suffered by its recent PC release Demigod will not result in the studio implementing copy protection DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2009 at 12:02PM in News

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Metaboli signs three-year deal with Epic

Metaboli signs three-year deal with Epic

Metaboli has signed a deal with Epic that will see the entire Unreal series distributed digitally for a three-year period.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Apr 6th 2009 at 12:52PM in News
EA drops SecuRom DRM for The Sims 3

EA drops SecuRom DRM for The Sims 3

Publisher EA has confirmed that it has dropped its controversial SecuRom copy protection system for its upcoming release of The Sims 3, opting instead for a more standard serial code ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2009 at 11:23AM in News
Valve tackling DRM issue

Valve tackling DRM issue

Valve has unveil a new set of advanced features for its Steamworks platforms at GDC, offering a complete suite of publishing and development tools that promise to make DRM a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 9:47AM in News
1.7 million Spore pirates break gaming record

1.7 million Spore pirates break gaming record

Spore has been illegally downloaded 1.7 million times since its release in early September, reportedly setting a new record to become the most pirated game ever.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 8th 2008 at 11:44AM in News

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GTA IV to use SecuROM DRM

GTA IV to use SecuROM DRM

Developer and publisher Rockstar has confirmed that it intends to use the controversial DRM software SecuROM on the upcoming PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2008 at 10:17AM in News
EA to address Spore DRM concerns

EA to address Spore DRM concerns

Spore publisher EA has responded to a number of the complaints being levelled at the publisher regarding its seemingly strict DRM measures included in Will Wright’s latest PC outing – ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2008 at 1:09PM in News
Spore faces piracy backlash

Spore faces piracy backlash

A report showing that EA’s PC hit Spore is suffering from unusually high numbers of illegal downloads has been blamed on the fact that EA has implemented stern digital rights ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2008 at 11:11AM in News
PlayTV to be DRM free

PlayTV to be DRM free

Though it may only be the techno-savvy who will be excited by the news, the fact that Sony’s upcoming PS3 PVR PlayTV will not implement any kind of DRM (digital ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2008 at 12:45PM in News