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Ubi actually offered me a third party CD crack when my Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 startup kept failing due to a bad .exe, I wouldn't say their DRM is a success at all. Infact, a monumental failure.
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lol i really wanna see what dictionary they use all ther drm crap was cracked in days or hrs and the serivice was knocked off for days to a week where legit owners couldnt even play their legit games. I think they got failure confused with the word success.
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post #63 of 117
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Originally Posted by james8 View Post
I'm going to boycott every.single ubisoft game until they get their head out of their behind.
We should all have been doing this when they first introduced it in Settlers 7 and then continued in Silent Hunter 5 and Assasins Creed 2 and Brotherhood.
But we didn't. We failed to send a clear and unmistakable message that we will not buy their games as long as this DRM is in place. And not just these games, but all Ubisoft Games.
As long as we continue to buy games from companies with questionable practices or draconian DRM, the companies will continue to include the same in the games we want to play.
We have to hit them where it hurts and we can't back down. Yes, we don't want to, yes not all will do it, but if we don't they will not stop.
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I'll tell you guys right now this isn't actually DRM. This is so they can shut your game down when they think you have played it long enough. I'm 100% sure. Companies don't want you playing "the classics" you already paid for. They want you to always buy the next big thing.
Where is your evidence?

Has anyone at Ubisoft hinted at this? Has there been a recent example?
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
Yes... because PoP was a terrible game.

A game that sold exceptionally well with no DRM? Sins of a Solar Empire.
Those numbers are easy enough to check. One of those two sold over 2.2 million copies in 2 months, while the other sold over 500,000 in 7 months. Of course, I wouldn't compare the two due to the different platforms that they were released in.
Naturally, when pirates can't use the DRM excuse, they resort to something else, such as "it's not a good game (like that's an reasonable excuse to pirate something)," "I wasn't going to buy it anyway," "it's a console port," etc.
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Those numbers are easy enough to check. One of those two sold over 2.2 million copies in 2 months, while the other sold over 500,000 in 7 months. Of course, I wouldn't compare the two due to the different platforms that they were released in.
Naturally, when pirates can't use the DRM excuse, they resort to something else, such as "it's not a good game (like that's an reasonable excuse to pirate something)," "I wasn't going to buy it anyway," "it's a console port," etc.
Yup they do, I have to agree that DRM doesnt work a person who wants to pirate the game will end up doing it, however all that BS about if it didnt have DRM it would have sold much better is also BS. I have splinter cell conviction, and all the assassins creed on my pc, I have never had a problem with ubisofts drm. The assassins creed series are really good games but PC fanatics call it a bad game because it uses ubisofts drm. Either way the PC market is peanuts to ubisoft and those who were going to buy the game buy it and those who wont dont buy it but still whine. I even thought POP 2008 was good for what it was a platforming game with a unique art style.
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post #67 of 117
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Where is your evidence?

Has anyone at Ubisoft hinted at this? Has there been a recent example?
As usual on these kind of threads on OCN no examples just BS.
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Obviously Tom's Hardware reports this garbage.

Tom's got jokes.
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post #69 of 117
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Yes it would be a success, now people who want to play the game will have to pay, even though pirates may, may, find a no-cd crack.
That was accurate on the first game they did it with, Assassin's Creed 2 I believe. Took 2 months but after that every game after was either immediate or a day after release.

I stopped buying EA/UBI games because of their DRM methods. I should own that game when I buy it, not having "prove it" each time I want to play it offline.
    
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post #70 of 117
This affects "actual gameplay and usage" of the game. No buy at full price Ubisoft.
$10 or less I may reconsider.
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