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The PS4 is here! And PSN is struggling to cope

The next-gen is finally upon us following the North American launch of the PS4 last night. And almost predictably, as a result Sony’s PlayStation network is struggling to cope. Users have been reporting connection problems across the region, with attempts to get online being greeted with a warning message stating …

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Forza 5 will not require net connection on first play… but will to complete the game

Xbox One owners will not need to be connected to the internet to get Forza 5 working upon its initial install. Earlier this month it was reported that the game would need a one-time net connection before it would work. This is now apparently not the case. That’s not to …

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Microsoft dev director dismisses always-on "drama"… then locks Twitter account

Will Xbox 720 require an always-on internet connection? It’s possibly the biggest question in console gaming right now. Some find it simply incredulous that Microsoft would make such a decision. But an alarming attack on always-on naysayers by Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth is arguably the biggest hint yet …

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PS3 version of Black Ops 2 has a few online teething issues

With millions of day one sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was always going to experience a couple of hiccups. Sadly for owners of the PS3, both of the early issues are dogging only their systems. Some players have taken to the European PlayStation forums to complain of online …

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SimCity requires always-on internet connection

Buyers of EA’s upcoming SimCity PC game will need a constant internet connection to play it. Developer Maxis also said that players would be able to purchase the SimCity reboot from digital retail stores other than EA Origin. However, those users will still need an Origin account and internet connection …

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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! Calm down, people. The internet is currently up in arms amidst claims that the digital version of Crysis, which was released on Xbox …

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Driver’s always-on DRM scrapped

Ubisoft has altered the way digital rights management works in the PC version of Driver: San Francisco after receiving negative feedback. Players will no longer be required to have a constant internet connection in order to play the game, reports Rock, Paper, Shotgun, but they will need to sign in …

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Ubisoft reportedly softens PC DRM

It looks as if Ubisoft might have dropped its controversial internet-dependent DRM used on some of its key PC titles. PC Gamer reports that some gamers have posted pictures of titles such as Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction working perfectly well without being connected to Ubisoft’s servers. The …

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Black Ops multiplayer problems persist

Some PS3 owners are reportedly still experiencing problems with the online component of Call of Duty: Black Ops despite the release of a patch that was supposed to address the concerns. Complaints include the inability to connect to any online games and being frequently kicked from games once finally online. …

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Demon launches game broadband service

Internet service provider Demon has introduced a new service which promises a faster broadband connection for the gaming community. Demon Game Pro prioritises game traffic, is low latency and comes with a free wireless router for 21.99 per month. Other benefits include no off-peak usage restrictions, 24-hour customer support, speeds …

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