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OnLive hitting all UK ISPs

Streaming games service OnLive will be available over any UK ISP, founder and CEO Steve Perlman has confirmed. BT’s deal with the firm, which will see the UK telcoms firm investing in the games service, grants it exclusive rights to bundle OnLive with their broadband service, but non-BT customers will …

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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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Ubisoft DRM reportedly hacked

Hackers have reportedly found a way to circumvent Ubisoft’s controversial PC DRM that requires users maintain a constant internet connection even when playing single-player games. CNET reports that a host of modified executable files for a number of Ubisoft titles have appeared on multiple peer-to-peer networks online. When used with …

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Korea announces MMO curfew

The South Korean authorities have announced a new ‘gaming curfew’ to try and counter what is seen as the growing problem of MMO addiction in the country. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s policy, as reported by The Korea Herald, intends to forcefully block or incrementally slow down the …

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Ubisoft sticking with internet DRM

It’s been a torrid few weeks for Ubisoft’s internet-dependent PC DRM policy, but despite the turbulence the publisher has pledged to stick with its security measures, claiming that most of its future PC releases will incorporate it. Ubisoft’s technology requires that PC games constantly authenticate themselves with its servers, meaning …

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GamesTM launches new website

Edge-rivalling UK multiformat mag GamesTM has lifted the lid on its brand new website that intends to give a digital front to the monthly paper. With the launch of the GamesTM website, we’re looking to bring the same great qualities that the magazine has brought to print media to the …

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IAB forms games advertising group

The Internet Advertising Bureau has formed a new video games steering group that hopes to drive growth in internet advertising within the sector and to establish a code of best practise within the industry. Companies already involved in the scheme include Microsoft, SCEE and EA, according to NewMediaAge. Gaming is …

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Now C&C4s DRM suffers problems

EA has had to endure a weekend of complaints following several reports that PC gamers trying to play recent release Command & Conquer 4 have been plagued with problems relating to the game’s DRM. Only last week the publisher confirmed that it was to adopt new piracy protection measures that …

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BT boss slams net cut-off plans

The chief executive of British Telecom has slammed proposals included in the Digital Economy Bill that will grant authorities the power to disconnect file-sharers from the internet. Instead, boss Ian Livingston believes that offenders should be fined rather than cut-off, with the money generated used to compensate the creative industries …

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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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