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Fubar69  posted on Mar 05, 2010 5:19:31 AM - Report post

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Thought I might share this piece by Cory Doctorum:

"Now comes the news that Ubisoft's DRM was broken less than 24 hours after release, which isn't such a surprise, really. After all, these are gamers: Ubisoft set them a challenge. Solving challenges is what gamers do. And the bragging rights are monster. "

Further elaborates about DRM:

"DRM has no connection with preventing piracy. Pirates download the DRM-cracked versions. DRM on music is there to reduce the rights that you get in copyright -- the right to play your music on a competitor's device, the right to sell or give away your music, and so on. These rights are enshrined in law, but DRM is a loophole to copyright law, since breaking DRM is prohibited even for people who are making otherwise lawful uses.

The reason people break DRM is that is makes unreasonable, unilateral incursions on your property rights: your right to lawfully enjoy the products you purchase, in lawful ways. The reason I celebrate breaks to DRM is that they show:

1. That the technical hypothesis that DRM will prevent piracy is ridiculous

2. That the public has the capacity to reassert its rights under law and practice and restore the reasonable social contract between creators and audiences"


Can't say I disagree.


 
lucebuce  posted on Mar 05, 2010 6:36:09 AM - Report post

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Rejoice, for thy shall have no need to fear thy DRM [Link]
 
Xientie  posted on Mar 05, 2010 3:53:37 PM - Report post

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I wasn't really bothered by the constant internet connection or the DRM process. The reason I'll not be playing this until it's patched or cracked is because of the mandatory questionnaire. I've never lowered myself to the level of filling out a questionnaire for anyone and I'm not going to start now .
 
dh19440113  posted on Mar 05, 2010 9:56:09 PM - Report post

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There is also the question of who own the savegame, and our privacy, What if ubi have a server issue and loses your save will they refund your money (not), do you pay less money for less ownership of the game (not), By hosting your save on their server they own the progress you made and can invade your privacy by using your save. I don't care about internet connection since cheathappen require that as well but taking our savegame is highway robbery. Thats my file and no one can see it but myself period.

Have you heard ubisoft is demanding gaming magazine to give this game A grade or 90% in exchange for a early review copy.

[Edited by dh19440113, 3/5/2010 10:15:43 PM]

 
Foxxie-kun  posted on Mar 05, 2010 11:21:19 PM - Report post

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That's news. Usually they do that with big wads of cash and an early review copy. Leaving out the big wads of cash seems a little counterintuitive.

In case you didn't get the point, gaming magazines and websites are paid for their high reviews, and often underrate good or great games because they didn't pay their way. That's how Publishers work. The Sheep pay more mind to money-grubbing vultures than their fellow gamers nowadays.

 
Hunaxor  posted on Mar 06, 2010 12:45:52 AM - Report post

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I dont really see any point in those punishing DRMs. Actually this kind of defense will imo even push more people to the pirating. If you can have working game without any need of being constant online (cracked) why would you go for the original version?
Same goes for steam. Some games are not playable/downloadable for days, while pirates have them on the release date working.
There are some developers who get it. Like in Galactic civ - you have key, with key you can patch and get some bunus things, without key, you have the retail version.
I also like the new EA approach - they are not punishing, but they are giving gifts to those who buy their game - DLC packs at launch, you get these for free if you bought the game.
 
mmaama_  posted on Mar 06, 2010 4:01:48 AM - Report post


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everything made by man can be cracked by man. Period. This is just another pathetic attempt to prevent piracy and soon to be proven an epic fail. My guess is that even the ppl that bought the game will use the cracks just to bypass that pesky protection.
 
stee01  posted on Mar 06, 2010 5:41:06 AM - Report post

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"I don't care about internet connection since cheathappen require that as well"


Well, heres the thing. With CH you can grab an offline code if I remember correctly (I've never needed one), and your internet connection doesnt need to be constantly online with CH Trainers just for the brief period of activation.

I have already completed this on 360 and enjoyed it so much was going to buy a copy for PC, but I think I will wait now until a proper crack comes out. Or until Ubi remove this crap. Unfortunately companies feel this is needed as PC gaming is the most heavily pirated part of the gaming industry.

It's actually gotten so bad now, there is only to stores in my area that sell PC games, Game and Gamestation (which are run by the same company).

I cant say it wasnt a **** move by Ubisoft to start putting this stuff into their games, but I cant really blame them when you think about how the majority of their end users (the pirates) are screwing them over too.

There is one question I'd like to ask all these people complaining:

How would you solve the problem?

Bear in mind that removal of copy protection and all previous known methods have proven to fail.

EDIT: BB Tags dont work

[Edited by stee01, 3/6/2010 5:41:58 AM]

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