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No always-on DRM for Bulletstorm

Reports that Bulletstorm would feature always-on DRM have been proven false. The End User License Agreement for the digitally distributed edition of the game on PC claims that consumers will require a persistent internet connection” in order to play, according to Destructoid. However, Blue News reports that the game’s creative …

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Ubi frees key titles from always-on DRM

Ubisoft has confirmed that it has removed its divisive DRM mechanic from some of its biggest PC titles. Reports emerged yesterday that consumers are now able to play Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction without a constant internet connection authenticating the games with the publisher’s servers. However, Ubisoft won’t …

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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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Ubisofts new anti-piracy weapon

Publisher Ubisoft has implemented an innovative security measure in the DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience – the South African vuvuzela horn made famous in this summer’s World Cup. Eurogamer reports that people attempting to play the hacked version of the game via a downloadable ROM are founding that …

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Ubi DRM dropped for RUSE

Upcoming RTS RUSE will not use Ubisoft’s hotly-debated internet DRM, the publisher has confirmed. Speaking in a post on Steam Community a member of the game team stated: When RUSE is released in September, it will benefit from Valve’s Steamworks API to offer the best community experience to players. Consequently, …

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Cousens: Im not a fan of DRM

Rod Cousens, the CEO of Britsoft publisher Codemasters, has confessed that he’s no fan of DRM and has instead urged the industry to embrace new retail models based on emerging digital infrastructures. I’m not necessarily a fan of DRM measures. I think sometimes they’re almost counter-productive. I can still be …

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Ubisofts DRM boosts piracy

The implementation of overly-strict digital rights management has resulted in pirates having a better gaming experience than legitimate customers, according to Gamesbrief’s Nicholas Lovell. It seems crazy to me that Ubisoft didn’t emulate Steam, which by some estimates has more than half the market, and instead went for their own, …

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Namco backs Ubisofts DRM

Having staved off some pretty fierce criticism of its controversial online-required DRM in some of its PC titles, Ubisoft has at last received a welcome spot of corporate backing from fellow publisher Namco Bandai. Speaking to CVG, Namco Bandai VP Olivier Comte says that Ubisoft’s method is not without merit. …

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Blizzard: DRM is a losing battle

Developer Blizzard will use a one-off Battle.net activation as its way to safeguard upcoming release StarCraft II from piracy. It’s opted for this approach over the use of DRM as it believes both that fighting piracy is, in its words, a losing battle” and that its developers should not be …

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Sega defends Alpha Protocol DRM

Details about the requirements of the Uniloc: SoftAnchor DRM that Sega has chosen to ship with the upcoming PC release of Alpha Protocol have been outlined by the publisher in an extensive blog post aiming to alleviate gamers’ concerns. Gamers will be required to have an internet connection to activate …

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