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Mega Coffee goes on sale

Loading has launched a brand of games-themed Mega Coffee which is available to buy online at gadget retailer Firebox. The 14.99 coffee is made from nine different types of ethically-sourced coffee beans and a portion of each sale goes to gaming charity SpecialEffect. It’s produced by games caf Loading in …

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Old Republic has ‘up to 1.5m’ players

It’s been live less than a week but Star Wars: The Old Republic could have as many as 1.5m users signed up already. EA’s subscription-based PC MMO went on sale in UK retailers today, although customers who pre-ordered it early have been able to log in and play it since …

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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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Free Conviction DLC every week

Ubisoft has stated that recent release Splinter Cell: Conviction will receive new DLC on a weekly basis – and best of all, it’s going to be free. CVG reports that the first download will be the MP7A1 Machine Pistol, which will be available on day one come the game’s European …

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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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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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2K suffers BioShock DLC backlash

Members of the 2K Games forum are up in arms this afternoon following accusations that recently released DLC for popular FPS BioShock 2 is in fact already sitting on the game disc. The claims come after users spotted that the total size of the download for the PC version is …

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Ubisoft: Impact of piracy measures will be "limited"

The contentious copy-protection method that will require all Ubisoft PC titles to be constantly connected to the web is crucial for fighting piracy, the publisher says. The new ‘online platform’, as the publisher describes it, will be introduced with the release of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 on …

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Ubisoft defends piracy plans

Ubisoft has further clarified its intentions to employ an always-on” internet connection policy in some of its future PC releases. The publisher’s plans have evoked a strong reaction from PC users – as is demonstrated in the comments on MCV’s earlier story – with many fearing that they will be …

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Games for Windows introduces Games-On-Demand

Microsoft is to introduce games-on-demand as part of the Games for Windows Live service, mirroring the introduction of a similar retail portal on Xbox Live earlier this year. Titles confirmed for launch include Capcom’s Resident Evil 5, THQ’s Red Faction Guerrilla, Eidos’ Battlestations: Pacific as well as some indie offerings …

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