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News Anno 2070 drops graphics card counting DRM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. steveo_mcg

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    Ubisoft: continuing to justify my stance of not buying their games...
     
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  3. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Wow... They do like to punish their paying customers with DRM don't they? It is a wonder Ubisoft hasn't been blacklisted by every gamer by now. And I've seen many a gamer say HAS said they won't buy Ubisoft games until they drop this ongoing drm fiasco.

    It's funny really, they add drm to save themselves supposed lost sales to piracy (extremely debatable) but actually alienate paying customers who then refuse to buy their games...thus losing them money anyway (which they will blame on piracy..round and round we go).

    They lose more money with drm than without IMO. They really need to use less draconian drm, or drop it altogether.
     
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    Since when did buying a game mean that you can only play that game on one machine? These guys are total w@nkers.
     
  5. Aracos

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    Yeah, this reinforces my boycott of Ubisoft and quite frankly, I feel like I'm not missing out on anything due to the boycott. I've yet to see a game that's made me go "I must have that! Damn this boycott!".
     
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    Whats next? you can only play a game you paid for when you wear the same pair of socks as you did on the day of purchase?
     
  7. cyberspice

    cyberspice Angel on a bad trip

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    the DRM locked you out after TWO graphics card swaps? That's gotta be a f**king joke.

    Buy the game and Ubi dictate how many times you can upgrade your card, thus punishing paying customers.

    Pirate the game and have no such restrictions, thus rewarding pirates.

    Good logic there, bound to put people off piracy. [/sarcasm]
     
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    Seriously? What if I have 2 computers and upgrade one? What happens if the GPU dies and I need a new GPU? What happen wrt everything else in my machine changes?
     
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    It makes me chuckle that people at Ubisoft still think DRM protects games, and it actually just alienates the paying customers and pirates just crack it in about 30 seconds!
     
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    Boycott engaged!............... Sorry boycott STILL engaged! As said before, DRM that hinders and punishes the paying customer is retarded. Plenty of other games makers out there that don't treat you like a criminal if you buy their game, I think I will stick with people that treat their customers decently.
     
  11. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard of.

    Well, it's a good thing Ubisoft never release any good games then.
     
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    "Sarcasm test complete"

    This is getting out of hand, when did paying customers become the bad guys? It's almost like they find us gamers a painful scourge that must be wiped away. Even though we're their source of income....

    I had to say no to buying Arkham city because of my issues with their DRM (and no I didn't "play it anyway" either). That one hurt.
     
  13. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Snap.
    Why are they treating a game like it's an OEM license? It's just silly.
    Suppose you bought this game, then in three months you bought a new PC. Ubisoft are effectively saying you'd have to buy the game again. What a stupid policy. If I buy a game, I want to keep playing it for years regardless of the upgrades I make. That's why I like Steam and GOG so much.
     
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  14. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I know others have said it, but TWO GPU swaps?! They're off their rockers

    Hell, I thought the five install limit for other games was bad enough.
     
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    Agree.
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Two GPUs? Wow imagine if your graphics cards blew up..

    Ubisoft surely would compensate correct?
     
  17. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Crazy thing is they are putting off legitimate customers - and their DRM doesn't even work.

    Usually it takes about a week to crack after a new release before an ubisoft game hits the torrent sites in full working order...the latest AC is downloadable and fully functioning. I don't condone piracy, I'm simply pointing out that this madly strict DRM doesn't work and probably drives more people to piracy.
     
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    Now this is a game company that deserves to see their games pirated.
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the ridiculous drm would be part of a conspiracy to end PC Gaming once and for all.

    go gog go:clap:

    <- goes back to wasting more hours on Syndicate:D
     
  20. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    why i norm do not buy any Ubisoft at all now with stupid limits like this

    (really video card DRM lol that's just stupid)
     
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