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Alpha Protocol PC DRM Explained, Will Be Removed Eventually

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2010 7:40am PDT

Publisher Sega has explained the ins and outs of the 'Uniloc: SoftAnchor' DRM scheme chosen for Obsidian Entertainment's espionage RPG Alpha...

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"I so miss the shugashack.. back when it was pretty much PC exclusive I am very tired of the ..."

- RumpleForeSkin72 see all 54 comments

Trine PC Patch Removes Copy Protection

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 09, 2010 8:00am PDT

Trine developer Frozenbyte has released patch 1.06 for its delightful physics-driven action platformer on PC, available now in a 14MB download from...

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"Yes if you havent bought it yet, you should. This game was really worth the money it cost to ..."

- Unique see all 19 comments

The Settlers 7 DRM Issues Still Not Fully Resolved

By Brian Leahy, Apr 07, 2010 11:00am PDT

Following up on its original story, Eurogamer has learned that Ubisoft is still experiencing issues with its multiplayer servers and DRM for The...

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"Welcome to gaming in the year 2010. Expect more crap like this to follow because people are ..."

- jtthe2nd see all 15 comments

Ubisoft DRM Troubles Hit The Settlers 7; Splinter Cell PC Delay Not Due to DRM

By Brian Leahy, Apr 02, 2010 6:00pm PDT

GamePolitics reports that gamers, specifically in Australia, are experiencing issues with The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, which utilizes...

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"Interesting. See, I'd be more likely to buy it Day 28/60/x when the DRM is removed. Because ..."

- breski see all 112 comments

Ubisoft Offers Free Goodies as Compensation for PC DRM Downtime

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2010 6:32am PDT

Ubisoft is offering goodies including free games and downloadable content to gamers affected by the denial of service attack against its DRM...

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"So maybe this stalled the pirates a bit, but it screwed over genuine customers and makes people ..."

- Drossvirex see all 38 comments

Command and Conquer 4 Having DRM Problems

By Brian Leahy, Mar 22, 2010 12:20pm PDT

According to Eurogamer, Electronic Arts' Command & Conquer 4 is reportedly having playability issues due to its DRM scheme, which requires a...

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"Well one point that bears repeating: C&C4 has not been cracked. Assassin's Creed 2 has ..."

- Professer12 see all 113 comments

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patched; SecuROM DRM Removed from Steam Version

By Brian Leahy, Mar 16, 2010 12:20pm PDT

DICE patched Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with numerous bug-fixes and UI improvements (full list below). The patch for the Steam version of the game...

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"Okay...what? "196.75 Alert! NVIDIA is aware that some customers have reported fan speed ..."

- SkeezPimp see all 135 comments

Stardock Reveals Impulse Reactor for Developers

By Brian Leahy, Mar 15, 2010 4:00pm PDT

At last year's GDC, publisher and developer Stardock revealed GOO, or Game Object Obfuscation, which would allow gamers to resell digital game in...

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"This. Also, pay no attention to him. He sounds like he'd rather be playing Supreme Casual 2."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 54 comments

Ubisoft DRM Issues Leave Games Temporarily Unplayable for Some (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Mar 08, 2010 12:30pm PST

Update: "Our servers are under attack again," Ubisoft says. "Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in. We're working on it and will keep you...

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"There's plenty of examples where publishers have used bullshit excuses to not bring something to ..."

- -shadin- see all 208 comments

Assassin's Creed 2 DRM Tweaked in First PC Patch, While Crackers Reportedly Break DRM Outright

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2010 6:40am PST

While Ubisoft Montreal's open-world murder simulator Assassin's Creed 2 won't hit North American PCs until March 16, a patch has already been...

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"I doubt it. Even if BitTorrent disappears, in the future release groups will be able to ..."

- st4rdog see all 132 comments

Just Cause 2 Uses Steamworks DRM

By Chris Faylor, Mar 01, 2010 3:30pm PST

Joining the ranks of Supreme Commander 2 PC and Aliens vs. Predator PC, Avalanche's Just Cause 2 PC will be using Valve's Steamworks DRM....

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"I will not buy this game because it uses Steamworks. Here is what's wrong with Steam: * No ..."

- Raptor_007 see all 30 comments

Ubisoft Confirms Controversial New DRM System Being Used for Splinter Cell: Conviction on PC

By Garnett Lee, Feb 26, 2010 1:20pm PST

Softpedia reports that the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction was on a list of titles planned to use Ubisoft's controversial new PC DRM system...

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"D.R.M.... One of the biggest problems with Anti-Piracy Measures such as DRM, is that they ..."

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Supreme Commander 2 Demo Arrives on Steam, Steamworks DRM Confirmed

By Brian Leahy, Feb 24, 2010 3:00pm PST

Supreme Commander 2, Chris Taylor's RTS follow-up to 2007's Supreme Commander, will be using Valve's Steamworks program for its DRM. All copies of...

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"I just emailed support, they didn't really explain how to cancel a pre-order. They better cancel ..."

- rythex see all 114 comments

The Settlers 7 Gets More DRM Details, New Trailer, Digital-Only Gold Edition

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 19, 2010 11:18am PST

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom publisher Ubisoft has announced a 'Gold Edition' of Blue Byte's city-building strategy and released a new trailer covering its 'Victory Points' system, while further details have surfaced of its implentation of Ubisoft's

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"No, it's just supposed to not let people play that actually didn't buy it. If they feel they ..."

- badoli see all 57 comments

Metro 2033 Uses Steamworks on PC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 19, 2010 9:43am PST

Valve Software's Steamworks suite will power all PC copies of 4A's post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033, Valve and publisher THQ announced today....

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"yeah GWFL is fucking awful. Steam has a nice interface, while GWFL wants to rape your ..."

- synic0 see all 117 comments