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Diablo 3 online requirement to prevent hacks

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson talks about the hacks that led to an always-on requirement for Diablo 3, and shrugged off concerns that some players may not have an internet connection.

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"This is stupid. What's next? Shacknews will follow suit and require online connection to post on ..."

- dookiebot see all 232 comments

Driver: San Francisco PC DRM toned down

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 18, 2011 7:30am PDT

Ubisoft has scaled back its DRM plans for Driver: The City That Knows How on PC, following fan feedback. Previously it was planned to require a permanent Internet connection, but now you'll only need to be online to launch it.

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"Same here too.... It is quite sad that they go to Ubisoft to publish the game... "

- p34nk see all 15 comments

From Dust PC won't use 'always online' DRM

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 28, 2011 12:15pm PDT

While the PC edition of From Dust was delayed by a fortnight, we can at least be thankful that it won't have the terrible 'always online' DRM requirement Ubisoft has resurrected for Driver: Frisco.

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"I'll use my Dont Receveive (my) Money agaisn't this. XD Yea i know, worst joke ever xD."

- Longgshot see all 21 comments

Driver: San Francisco PC 'requires permanent internet connection'

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 27, 2011 7:30am PDT

The PC edition of Driver: San Francisco will see Ubisoft's much-disliked DRM return to its original method of requiring players to be online at all times.

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"The key to preventing piracy is selling a product for which people want to pay. Current DRM ..."

- badcaps see all 45 comments

Risen 2: Dark Waters sets sail for Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 26, 2011 6:45am PDT

The piratical action-RPG sequel will use Steamworks for copy protection on PC, publisher Deep Silver has announced. It's made by the folks who created Gothic.

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"I read this as The Pirates of Dark Water and made myself sad. :("

- Home Nugget see all 15 comments

SSF4 Arcade DRM 'we had it wrong,' says Capcom

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2011 2:15pm PDT

Capcom has gone back on its unpopular DRM plan for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, promising a PC patch either at release or shortly afterwards to remove the offline restrictions.

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"Wasn't that only with "vanilla" SF4 where you had to unlock every character? Super didn't have ..."

- sukabljat see all 11 comments

The Witcher 2 patch 1.1 removes DRM

By Alice O'Connor, May 27, 2011 6:45am PDT

The splendid RPG's first big patch has launched to strip out its SecuROM DRM, increase performance, enable invert mouse, and more. No progress is without setbacks, though.

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"You can always relocate the my documents folder if there is an issue with hdd space."

- Frejik see all 63 comments

The Witcher 2 patch 1.1 removes DRM

By Alice O'Connor, May 27, 2011 6:00am PDT

The splendid RPG's first big patch has launched to strip out its SecuROM DRM, increase performance, enable invert mouse, and more. No progress is without setbacks, though.

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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade PC DRM unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2011 8:15am PDT

Capcom has revealed more on the fighting game's PC edition, including the new lag-busting tech, system requirements and, unfortunately, some absurd DRM which disables features and reduces the character roster if you're not online.

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"exactly the same thing you would have done anyway while the pirates continue to pirate and the ..."

- kiddygrinder see all 32 comments

Dragon Age 2 PC DRM Detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 01, 2011 8:00am PST

BioWare has once again broached the eternally contentious issue of DRM with a forum post by community coordinator Chris Priestly revealing the...

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"Its amazing how no one points out that Steam requires you to be online from time to time as well ..."

- jazz_uc see all 48 comments

Ubisoft's DRM No Longer Requires Constant Internet Access on Some Titles

By Brian Leahy, Jan 04, 2011 4:00pm PST

Ubisoft has confirmed to Shacknews that the always-on DRM in a few of its PC titles has been patched out, including Assassin's Creed II and...

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"What, you want to see the receipt for my copy of Assassin's Creed 2? "

- kwperley see all 81 comments

R.U.S.E. Not Using Ubisoft's DRM, Only Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2010 10:00am PDT

R.U.S.E. publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that Eugen's strategy game will rely upon Steam alone for copy protection on PC, rather than using Ubi's...

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"Exactly Levi. I WILL NOT buy a game that requires a constant internet connection. I play games ..."

- BluKnite65 see all 40 comments

The Witcher Developer Explains DRM Policy

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2010 9:00am PDT

Further elaborating upon its declaration that "nothing is decided yet" regarding The Witcher 2 and DRM, developer CD Projekt RED has issued...

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"I neither bought nor played the first Witcher due to a lack of money (I could only afford to buy ..."

- Khalaq see all 22 comments

Fallout: New Vegas PC Using Steamworks DRM

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2010 3:11pm PDT

The PC edition of Fallout: New Vegas will use Steamworks for its digital rights management, publisher Bethesda has confirmed, meaning that the RPG...

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"I cant use my fallout new vegas and i paid for it. im so upset. too many processes to go through ..."

- zero_crash see all 114 comments

The Witcher 2 DRM 'Nothing to Worry About'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 01, 2010 8:20am PDT

Though Namco Bandai supports the idea of DRM that requires an active internet connection and will be distributing The Witcher 2 (PC) throughout...

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"They have my euros if they stick to their word. You get more of what you sponsor, so make sure ..."

- Marrbe see all 33 comments