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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 against its anti-piracy measures. Players of both Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 – the first two games from …

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Ubisofts 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 of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V from playing their games. The publisher’s DRM requires that both titles constantly …

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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 to the internet. Titles will constantly verify themselves via a connection to Ubisoft’s servers. To spruce up the offering Ubisoft …

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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 than the technology itself. I think SecuROM in some form will be a part of most of the games we …

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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. If I wrote a post saying that Demigod sales were far below what we had hoped for and I said that the reason …

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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 system. EA ran into trouble for its use of SecuRom with last year’s PC hit Spore, with users complaining that …

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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 thing of the past. In a statement to the press Valve points to the Custom Executable Generation technology as the …

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