Posts Tagged ‘ubisoft’
  • DRM Needs to die: EA has it’s own taste of server crashiness…
    by Mike
    Posted March 9th, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Simply put: DRM sucks. It's bad for consumers and it's bad for CS at the companies that decide to use it. The only people who are harmed are the very people the companies claim to protect. This time, it wasn't another Ubisoft snafu (they had their stint over the weekend). Instead, just as Ubisoft begins to rub the weekend hangover junk out of their eyes, EA figures it's time to have a miniature catastrophe of their own. Yes, EA's DRM servers crashed too... One of the more popular and new...
  • Ubisoft definitely on illegal narcotics: Our DRM servers failed because everyone loves them so much…
    by Mike
    Posted March 8th, 2010 at 10:56 am
    That old saying "what kool aid are you drinking" couldn't be any more perfect in the situation involving Ubisoft and their new "always on" DRM. We've already ranted about it several times before for it's awful implementaion and methodology. Yesterday we found out just how much it sucks when a game that requires a live connection to a remote server has said server go down...for hours on end. Common sense would have the company admitting they screwed up and at the very least apologizing for sho...
  • Yet another reason to drop any and all type of DRM: Ubisoft’s draconian DRM servers crash, Assassins Creed 2 and the likes go silent.
    by Mike
    Posted March 7th, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    To many people, bitching about a video game's DRM that resorts to requiring a constant internet connection seems stupid and like a waste of time. In the grander scheme of things -- it is. But, if you focus on the core technological aspect of it, DRM is not a solution but a "fuel" to the piracy fire, only driving scores more towards paying less and less for products and services. Ubisoft as of late has found out just how much the tech crowd hates DRM with extremely vocal outcries thanks to the...
  • When will they ever learn: Ubisoft “always on” DRM cracked less than 24 hours in the open…
    by Mike
    Posted March 5th, 2010 at 1:56 am
    You would think that after seeing the music industry fail time and time again, year after year, that video game companies would be a tad wiser than they currently are. Trying to "beat" pirates or prevent people from doing what they want with their property will only end in embarrassment and angry customers. Case in point: Ubisoft's awfully restrictive "always on" DRM that is featured in Assassins Creed II has been out in the open less than 24 hours and already it's fallen to the ever persisten...
  • Ubisoft’s new DRM: Bad for gamers, bad for soldiers, bad for America. Essentially, bad for the planet.
    by Mike
    Posted February 24th, 2010 at 4:20 am
    I've seen plenty of articles criticizing Ubisoft's latest DRM scheme. You know, the one requiring you have to have a constant internet connection where an interruption in your service, if even for a split second, will cancel your current game and fail to save any progress. Ya, it is an epic failure on paper and in practice. How anyone could think this is a good idea is f*cking stupid. Ubisoft has tried defending their position basically saying that from their viewpoint, they believe that the...
  • Ubisoft: “Our invasive DRM is made by PC guys, for PC guys because we love you”. *Rolls eyes*
    by Mike
    Posted February 21st, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Remember that little article we highlighted a couple days back concerning Ubisoft and their new anti-consumer DRM? Well, what's a good debate without hearing both sides to the story. An Ubisoft spokesperson went on the record defending their DRM stating that it's for the betterment of us all. Right. Per Ubisoft Spokesperson by way of interview with PC Gamer: So what’s in it for gamers? Ubi say there are three advantages to their online services. The first: you don’t need a disc. The ...
  • Ubisoft fails to learn from peers’ failures, Settlers VII and Assassin’s Creed II require constant internet connection to even run.
    by Mike
    Posted February 17th, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    This whole massive fight against so called "piracy" that has been blamed for everything from the death of the music industry to the cause of world hunger is unfortunately, not going anywhere anytime soon. I can tell however, who will be going somewhere (as in out of business somewhere) very soon - Ubisoft. Let me clarify -- Ubisoft will go out of business if they continue to release games with DRM like that of the cancer that's found in recently released Settlers VII and Assassin's Creed II. ...
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