Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

UbiSoft scrapping their DRMFollow

#1 Sep 05 2012 at 6:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/05/ubisoft-scrapping-always-on-drm-for-pc-games/

UbiSoft is ending their "always on" DRM including the activation limits. Good news for those who held out and avoided their games due to the DRM. Maybe someday I'll pick up a copy of Anno 2070 one of these days should it ever go on sale below 50%.

Edit: Heh, "Scrapping" =/= "Scraping". Maybe they're scraping the suck off of their DRM.

Edited, Sep 5th 2012 10:40pm by Jophiel
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#2 Sep 05 2012 at 6:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Needs More Smut
Avatar
******
20,543 posts
Maybe someone pointed out that their claimed rate of 95% piracy was because regular copies of the game tend not to work due to the **** DRM.
____________________________
FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
Thayos wrote:
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and leader of Grammarian Tea House chat LS
#3 Sep 05 2012 at 9:23 PM Rating: Good
Muggle@#%^er
*****
19,984 posts
Smiley: thumbsup
____________________________
IDrownFish wrote:
Anyways, you all are horrible, @#%^ed up people

lolgaxe wrote:
Never underestimate the healing power of a massive dong.
#4 Sep 05 2012 at 9:57 PM Rating: Good
Sage
****
5,684 posts
In other gaming news: EA president wants every game released to have an online aspect.
____________________________
Signature starts here.
#5 Sep 07 2012 at 9:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
******
29,905 posts
Hah! I win! My Ubisoft Boycott finally brought them to their knees!
____________________________
Arch Duke Kaolian Drachensborn, lvl 95 Ranger, Unrest Server
Tech support forum | FAQ (Support) | Mobile Zam: http://m.zam.com (Premium only)
Forum Rules
#6 Sep 07 2012 at 9:04 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
11,417 posts
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Hah! I win! My Ubisoft Boycott finally brought them to their knees!


Ubisoft is only tying their shoelaces until they find another way to shove their foot up the PC Gamer community's collective ***.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#7 Sep 07 2012 at 9:08 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
******
29,905 posts
Oh, of course. Probably something along the lines of "suprise, all our new games only work with windows 8, and remeber that little Windows 8 sends a list of all installed software on it back to microsoft feature? Yeah, that's our new license manager. "
____________________________
Arch Duke Kaolian Drachensborn, lvl 95 Ranger, Unrest Server
Tech support forum | FAQ (Support) | Mobile Zam: http://m.zam.com (Premium only)
Forum Rules
#8 Sep 07 2012 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
2,471 posts
I read about this a few days ago, don't get excited. They're countering the always on DRM with a major shift to DLC and micro transactions. They don't care if you pirate it since you're going to be constantly nickeled and dimed anyway.
#9 Sep 07 2012 at 11:10 PM Rating: Good
Muggle@#%^er
*****
19,984 posts
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Oh, of course. Probably something along the lines of "suprise, all our new games only work with windows 8, and remeber that little Windows 8 sends a list of all installed software on it back to microsoft feature? Yeah, that's our new license manager. "


Wow, there's seriously NO redeeming quality to Windows 8, is there...?
____________________________
IDrownFish wrote:
Anyways, you all are horrible, @#%^ed up people

lolgaxe wrote:
Never underestimate the healing power of a massive dong.
#10 Sep 08 2012 at 1:33 PM Rating: Excellent
Avatar
******
29,905 posts
There really isn't any redeaming quality to windows 8 so far. There are a few minor improvements (such as better SSD interaction and an improved file explorer) but thats about it. Put those same pieces in windows 7 and it would outsell 8.
____________________________
Arch Duke Kaolian Drachensborn, lvl 95 Ranger, Unrest Server
Tech support forum | FAQ (Support) | Mobile Zam: http://m.zam.com (Premium only)
Forum Rules
#11 Sep 08 2012 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
****
4,297 posts
gaben and pardo have called windows 8 'a disaster for pc gaming.' i heard some **** podcaster say something like, 'oh it won't be that bad... they're probably just mad that microsoft will have their app store be more prominent than steam or battlenet and it's going to cut into their sales.' i wanted to choke her through my mp3 player.
#12 Sep 08 2012 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
Well, to be fair, gaming does have a bit of a hivemind culture, and when something is good or bad, people tend to gravitate to and voice this opinion pretty openly.

A lot of people are saying Windows 8 is terrible. And I'm sure the majority of them believe it. But at the same time, I think there's a significant portion jumping on the Windows 8 Hate Train. People tend to exaggerate and overstate, and then jump on board with the others already exaggerating and overstating.

That said, I'm not looking forward to 8.
____________________________
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I have a racist ****.

Steam: TuxedoFish
battle.net: Fishy #1649
GW2: Fishy.4129


Join us in the =4 subreddit!
#13 Sep 09 2012 at 6:45 AM Rating: Good
Muggle@#%^er
*****
19,984 posts
I honestly haven't heard much about Windows 8 in terms of gaming, I just have found the features highly disadvantageous for desktop use. I simply don't understand why they would turn a touch-based interface for smartphones into a frickin' desktop interface.

I don't like how the start menu is a resource hog that's always running. I don't like how the start menu is really just a pathetic way for Windows to load in bloatware. I don't like how you're either seeing a few of your programs or ALL your programs when you navigate to the start menu.

I don't like how you can't search for simple features from the start menu (like "uninstall" or a file). One of the best features of W7 is its search feature. Why the **** would they go from that awesome, unified system to one that forces you to search from different places depending on what you need?

Y'know, there's really no reason to keep on with this. There aren't really any features of the OS I like. I guess it looks chic, but not nearly as good as the phone interface, particularly since it was designed with AMOLED screens in mind....

Vista was far from optimal. But it wasn't a complete failure. Windows 8... yeah no.
____________________________
IDrownFish wrote:
Anyways, you all are horrible, @#%^ed up people

lolgaxe wrote:
Never underestimate the healing power of a massive dong.
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 78 All times are in CST
Demea, Kavekkk, Kuwoobie, Anonymous Guests (75)