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A step in the right direction. Now if only their games didn't suck (imo).
    
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Called it. This was the reason I've been boycotting Ubisoft (that and the abysmal quality for FarCry 2 that made it unplayable on my PC). Maybe I'll reconsider my boycott...maybe.

How long until publishers realize that some DRM will lose them more money than any piracy they might see? Besides, they'll still see piracy with any DRM that doesn't require a server connection (like MMOs, multiplayer games).

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All drm should be removed and never considered again because it will always fail. For as long as we can edit code and software is available then nothing will ever be uncrackable, it's absurd to think otherwise let alone spend thousands on implementing such restrictions and after all it is only the paying who suffer.
Not all DRM is that bad. One and the only Steam, which I believe is one form of DRM no?
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DRM only hurts the legit players lol.
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yay I hate that stupid DRM, hopefully that means AC:Brotherhood for PC will not have that constant internet during gameplay. I have played every Assassins Creed game and now i am waiting for Brotherhood
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Well, this is "ok". I have a crappy ISP, and I only get 7.5gbs for DL, and 2.5gb for upload. Plus it doesnt always connect quickly. So you can be playing a game, Hawx 2 in my case, and then go to play another level, and all of a sudden I cant play. Talking about pissed off.

I think they need to figure out another way to do all this DRM stuff. All of my games, except for Sins of a Solar Empire, have to connect to the internet first. So having them all on a SSD is kinda pointless. And with my internet connection it takes a brutally long time when you really want to play.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed that.
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only a sheep would buy a game with this type of DRM...IMO!
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Not all DRM is that bad. One and the only Steam, which I believe is one form of DRM no?
Steam is perhaps the worst one of them all.
    
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Steam is perhaps the worst one of them all.
I disagree. Steam works well. You only need to be connected once to access your account and install the game in question and then hit offline mode and you can play all your games.

Also, steam is non-invasive. Unlike the majority of ubi's DRM. Not to mention, steam doesn't kick you out of your game (lest it be multiplayer) if you lose internet connection.

So, pray tell, what is so bad about it? Its not like they force you to buy from them. All it does is offer an alternative DRM system so that you don't have to reply on the other crap that is out there. Not to mention it keeps everything up to date for you...
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Not all DRM is that bad. One and the only Steam, which I believe is one form of DRM no?
This is why I said "some DRM". Steam is one of the few that doesn't bother me that much.

I support some forms of simple DRM that will stem piracy from the less hardcore pirates. Simple CD-Key DRM is probably effective on 80% of simple would-be pirates that don't know squat about computers. Also, online only games like WoW have a DRM in the sense that you require to connect to their servers and have an account through them. Of course, there are illegal versions of WoW that connect to illegal servers, so even that DRM isn't 100% effective, but I believe that is only because their server code was leaked early on. Anyway, now I'm ranting...
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I disagree. Steam works well. You only need to be connected once to access your account and install the game in question and then hit offline mode and you can play all your games.

Also, steam is non-invasive. Unlike the majority of ubi's DRM. Not to mention, steam doesn't kick you out of your game (lest it be multiplayer) if you lose internet connection.

So, pray tell, what is so bad about it? Its not like they force you to buy from them. All it does is offer an alternative DRM system so that you don't have to reply on the other crap that is out there. Not to mention it keeps everything up to date for you...
1. Not like they foprce you to buy from them? IF you want to play Just Cause 2 or Modern Warfare 2, you have zero choice but to use STeam.

2. I can also keep everything up to date, in fact, if a patch is 2GB in size, contains 100% multiplayer fixes, and I just want to play single player. Without Steam I can forgo the patch for a time and still paly Singleplayer. Steam does not allow you to do this and makes you wait until the updates are done. On a 2Mbps connection this is annoying and invasive. Invasive because that decision is made for me.

3. I shouldn't have to be online at all to play my games, whether that's on first load or not. If I have activated a game on Steam then the whole ensuring it's a unique copy thing is done there and then, why do I have to be online?

4. Once a game is activated on Steam it's final. Which makes sense for digital games bought over the Store, but retail games or games like UT3 should not be this way.

Yeah, Steam works for you. But for one, stop getting pissy because someone doesn't like it as much as you and two, accept that different people have difference expectations. Valve do not need your defense.
    
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