Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ubisoft DRM Madness

Source: http://www.guru3d.com/news/why-guru3d-probably-never-will-review-ubisoft-titles-anymore/

Ubisoft takes their DRM even further. What we knew was, that you have a cd key, which you can use on three different PC's to play your game. It's stupid, but kinda okay. Now, the DRM gives your PC a number, based on your PC specs, so it can identify it. If you change one part of your PC, for example replace the graphics card with a newer one, the number changes, using one more of the three possible activations. While the guys in the source now got their key unlocked, so you can activate more often, normal players will still have that problem.
Ubisoft driving their paying customers into piracy. I don't think that's what they intended.

14 comments:

  1. Someone really needs to rethink this DRM/CD-KEY business, it's in a really bad place right now. The easy way would be for an internet connection to the publishers servers to be able to play, of course you might not always have that available though, but something needs to be done.

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  2. wow guys at ubisoft get more stupid day by day <.<

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  3. probably not what they intended but its something that they did. we should not be loyal to the game companies

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  4. well im not buying anymore ubisoft stuff ... what a joke

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  5. Stupid. They're just driving away their customer base even further.

    Oh well, more people are just going to go to Steam and Valve then.

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  6. MAKE SURE EVERYONE CALLS THEIR representatives today to prevent sopa!

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  7. Wow, that is a terrible idea. It wouldnt be as bad if software didn't cost so much. picking up a new game is often 60 bucks a pop on a good day.

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  8. Talk about a corporate defense strategy backfiring. Ha!

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  9. This is just plain stupid, this DRM is only making more people turn into piracy.

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  10. I hate DRM and UBISOFT Politic.. Following !

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  11. That's completely ridiculous!

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