Ubisoft DRM Server Goes Down; Gamers Can't Play

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This is a wonderful example for why you do not buy games with DRM. Thank you Ubisoft!
 

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Ubisoft's is current DRM is currently not winning against pirates.

Or anyone one for the matter.
 

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i honestly feel sorry for the poor saps trying to be legal with ubisoft .... but i am sure they have seen the light now
 

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That's rediculous, I would be irrate if I was trying to play one of those games. I have Asassins Creed II, I wish I wouldn't have bought it now, and I won't buy ubisoft until they quit with the rediculous DRM.
 

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i honestly think that toms agrees with the users that post here ... even though they will never come out as say this .... why else would they post a game related article like this on a hardware/computer web site .... giveing us all a wonderfully large bulls eye to shoot/vent at ...

thank you toms ... i agree with your agreement of us .... you guys rule ! :)
 

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"I realise that's not ideal but there's only so much I can do on a weekend"

Maybe there should be a disclaimer on the game box saying something like

"Caution! Only playable during regular office hours. Because if the server goes down outside those hours, nobody's on it until the next day."

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I can see how DRM can be a good thing to be protective of a company's IP however the last couple of years is going TOO FAR! games like bioshock imposing 5 install limits, what happens if you have a series of bad hard drives? After 5 your game would no longer work!. Now we see this kind of BS, not every gamer in every part of the world is going to always have an internet connection (maybe you're on a train or plain and don't own a 3G rocket stick) or you maybe they won't always have a super reliable connection. I think the schemes were it's internet required at install then it goes out verifies you have a legit key and that it's not in use multiple places at the same time and then says ok you're verified have fun is best. That way it wouldn't matter if you didn't have internet you could still play the single player game. FU Ubisoft! whoever thought of this half baked DRM scheme needs to get FIRED and quick
 
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[citation][nom]tengen[/nom]Ubisoft's is current DRM is currently not winning against pirates.Or anyone one for the matter.[/citation]
It's winning against Ubi's crappy servers and PR.
 

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]Bam. Lawsuits. DRM goes down. No more. Bye bye.[/citation]

Given the way laws are written, especially UCITA and the EU equivalent, making license agreements legally enforceable contracts, I very much doubt it. After all, you agreed to their terms, including the one that it'll never be their fault, when you installed that game.
 

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My ISP was up 30% for the past 2 days and I was barely online. All I wanted to do was play a little Titan Quest. But since my ISP was down I was stuck programming. Why can't you just let us play we legal purchase!
 

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I don't know why people are crying about this scheme now, I have been unable to connect to the Dawn of War II login servers many times and been unable to play, even though my connection was fine.

All around retarded.
 
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