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Hudson
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Post by Hudson »

Ubisoft's shit new DRM was hacked in a day, and now there authentication servers are down, so only people who pirated or illegally hacked the game are able to play...

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/07/ubiso ... s-creed-2/

Ubisoft = DRM = FAIL.

People can bitch about steam; it's no perfect in my eyes either, but at least you can play games offline..

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it's making me rethink buying any more Ubi games on PC ... but that's probably their plan. Drive us all to consoles...

Upcoming Ubi that I'm interested in: Splinter Cell and Silent Hunter 5.

I'm guessing that SH5 is PC only ... no way I'll buy that with the current state of Ubi DRM. I was already worried about Ubi's new stance on DRM ... now this. I thought most were moving away from this crap.
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Post by Hudson »

Actually now that you say it I believe Silent Hunter 5 is the other game at present that uses this hellish DRM. At any rate there are two games as of now...

edit: here's an article that mentions the same thing happening to SH5 players: http://www.gamedaily.com/games/assassin ... s-creed-2/

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glad I got Far Cry 2 before they started that. Good thing I don't mind playing games on my PS3 or XBox.
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Once I heard that Silent Hunter 5 was going to have DRM that required the user to have a CONSTANT internet connection to play I immediately wrote it off my "to buy" list.

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Post by VEGETA »

ya DRM liek this has caused several games to have rather bad releasess as most are realizing its a pain and stay away. Hell spore had that fun amazon campane where people reviewed it as crap based on DRM.

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Post by Hammer »

did not Knights of the Sky have the same thing? or at least they were thinking about it - must have internet to play. i think that game ended up being a bomb anyway though.
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