Neoseeker : News : Ubisoft's new DRM clarified, requires constant net connection
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pommyadam Feb 18, 10
that's dumb, i like to play my games offline (to keep me focused and to keep my download limit down). But playing games when permanently connected to the internet means that I will be playing non-ubisoft games in the future
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killerkid22 Feb 18, 10
are you kidding me?!? thats the stupidest thing ive ever heard, yea true everyone who plays games has an internet connection but, i look to these games when i can't connect to the internet! soo much for that! Ubisoft Loyalty = Downward Trend -_-;
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chautemoc Feb 18, 10
That's a very good point. There's been many occasions for me where my wireless is in a bad mood, so I think, "Oh well, I'll go play a game."
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jdj1976 Feb 18, 10
sigh ok the game will have a small program that will keep triying to conect to internet to verify it a real copy

ok ubisoft get close and listen THIS STUPIDITY WONT WORK why
simple a hacker will probably need 1 to 2 days to get it cracked

so wile i have to go tru all this hoops to play the dam game that i payed for

hackers will get to play for free and eanytime they wish whitout having to worry

i understand that you want to protect your games but find a way to do it that wont harm the people who pay for the game
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killerkid22 Feb 18, 10
yea just like above said...i believe adobe tried something very similiar and dreamweaver cs4 was cracked within a few days, and all they didwas overwrite a file (which i find kinda funny)
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 18, 10
The releases will become a problem for them if they have to release the game in another region which doesn't permit the use of such DRM. All it takes is a public challenge and they have to switch the system they use over the in the EU regions.

In the past this has been a critical hit to publishers, it seems like for Ubi this could force them to compromise if they can't stop any level of piracy.
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Reenee Feb 18, 10
I've always thought that physical incentives (figurines for example) would be a good way to eliminate DRM and entice consumers to buy the product instead of pirating it.

'Course, that's pretty pricey. I can't immediately think of any smaller trinkets that would seem worthwhile.
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bruceleethree Feb 18, 10
they're begging us to pirate with DRM like this.
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Northern49 Feb 18, 10
I only pirate games that are piratable. Find your solution, and I will buy your game...

Frankly stopping piracy is impossible because we are dealing with software here, and all software is reconfigurable.
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Peter Horne Feb 19, 10
I've always paid for my games, I believe the developers deserve to get paid. However I game on an Aienware M17x, I spent £3700 so that I could game in the middle of nowhere with no internet available. This will tempt me to pirate any Ubisoft title. What a retarded bunch of morons their management are.
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chautemoc Feb 19, 10
quote Reenee
I've always thought that physical incentives (figurines for example) would be a good way to eliminate DRM and entice consumers to buy the product instead of pirating it.

'Course, that's pretty pricey. I can't immediately think of any smaller trinkets that would seem worthwhile.
The irony is Ubisoft is doing this with DS games now for that reason.
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Saransh Comsole Feb 19, 10
What the hell.

That's it, I'm done with you, Ubisoft.
Staff
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 19, 10
quote Reenee
I've always thought that physical incentives (figurines for example) would be a good way to eliminate DRM and entice consumers to buy the product instead of pirating it.

'Course, that's pretty pricey. I can't immediately think of any smaller trinkets that would seem worthwhile.
I rather like the whole "Buy new, get something cool!" incentive (DLC, free game later as with Darksiders). It's not as annoying as pre-ordering because the offers usually last a few months, at least.
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kspiess Feb 19, 10
This DRM makes the pirated copy of the game better than than the legitimate version.

What's the use of DRM that does that? How effective is that method of fighting game piracy?

I think Bioware is on a far more reasonable and effective track through using DLC and updates and such to discourage piracy. Companies should ADD to their product's value with DRM methods, not detract from the value of the products, with restrictive DRM.
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