DRM News


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...


"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...


"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

Namco Bandai Partners Supporting "Always On" DRM Idea

By Brian Leahy, May 31, 2010 9:00am PDT

Namco Bandai Partners VP, Olivier Comte, in speaking with CVG has called Ubisoft's always-on DRM solution for PC games "a good strategy" in the...


"I'm not blasting anything. I'm reporting a story. Nothing in this is opinion. Also, I'm ..."

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Blizzard: Fighting Piracy with DRM 'A Losing Battle'

By Jeff Mattas, May 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT

StarCraft II is still on track for its July 27 release on PC, but unlike some other developers, Blizzard isn't planning on gumming up the works...


"DRM, SecurRom, Safedisc etc.... All a waste of time and Resources that hurt the legitimate ..."

- darthfusion see all 116 comments

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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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....


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

- Raptor_007 see all 30 comments