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Now the games will no longer pause instantly if a connection is lost, but will still require an internet connection to validate the install every time the game is booted up.

Apparently we no longer need to be connected constantly to the internet to play the game, it will only validate the game every time you boot it up.

Maybe ubisoft is going to make the DRM more user friendly? RUSE and PoP did not have the DRM at all.

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well now you just have to have the game running all the time in case you internet goes! Success!!
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Since it's legal to crack games, these DRM tactics don't bother me anymore.

I wish they'd simply use Steam's Steamworks, I think it's the best defense for pirating without causing people too much headache.
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Since it's legal to crack games, these DRM tactics don't bother me anymore.

I wish they'd simply use Steam's Steamworks, I think it's the best defense for pirating without causing people too much headache.

hawx 2, has yet to get pirated.

steam games are easy to pirate. the ubi DRM apparently not so much.

thats why i dont hate as much the ubisoft DRM. if a game has most of its sales on the first weaks the DRM did its job. id just wish they drop the DRM once the game got cracked.
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hawx 2, has yet to get pirated.

steam games are easy to pirate. the ubi DRM apparently not so much.

thats why i dont hate as much the ubisoft DRM. if a game has most of its sales on the first weaks the DRM did its job. id just wish they drop the DRM once the game got cracked.

I don't hate DRM at all. Don't get me wrong. I detest pirating with a passion. When I friend does it I literally punch him in the face. But, I wont' get caught up on the subject.

I hate DRM when I notice it working. Example, on Assassin's Creed 2, it will often times pause all the time for me re-connecting as I cannot get a good internet connection in my area. It's incredibly annoying.

I don't mind activating online if it's a one time deal, because with the service I have, I never know if I'm going to be offline for weeks at a time.

I think the only DRM that working is something as simple as a disk check/one time internet activation only. And you can choose between the two like BFBC2. I know many people in my area who are PC gamers without a reliable internet connection, because none if offered to them.

People will always find ways to steal things. It's been like that since the beginning of time. However, there is only so much protection you can do before it becomes intrusive. And no matter what you do, people will always find ways around security.
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I don't hate DRM at all. Don't get me wrong. I detest pirating with a passion. When I friend does it I literally punch him in the face. But, I wont' get caught up on the subject.

I hate DRM when I notice it working. Example, on Assassin's Creed 2, it will often times pause all the time for me re-connecting as I cannot get a good internet connection in my area. It's incredibly annoying.

I don't mind activating online if it's a one time deal, because with the service I have, I never know if I'm going to be offline for weeks at a time.

I think the only DRM that working is something as simple as a disk check/one time internet activation only. And you can choose between the two like BFBC2. I know many people in my area who are PC gamers without a reliable internet connection, because none if offered to them.

People will always find ways to steal things. It's been like that since the beginning of time. However, there is only so much protection you can do before it becomes intrusive. And no matter what you do, people will always find ways around security.

yeah i understand.

anyhow the good news is that no more freezes during singleplayer...

i would like no DRM at all, since pirates will find a way to pirate the game sooner or later. but if i have to choose between DRM and no PC version at all.... i choose DRM.
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post #7 of 55
About damn time.
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I might actually give Assassin's Creed a try if they loosen the DRM even more. I've heard it's pretty good.
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post #9 of 55
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but will still require an internet connection to validate the install every time the game is booted up.

That's still a fail to me. Over the past week in particular, I've had connection issues, so if I had wanted to play one of these games, I would have had to have done exactly what kga92 said - leave the game running all the time in case my internet access goes.

And it still doesn't solve anything for people who play on laptops while commuting or anywhere else without Internet access.

(Also, I think this should be moved to the news section?)
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post #10 of 55
Still not good enough for me, I'm not paying $50 a month for mobile internet to launch a few average-mediocre games.
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