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News Gears of War PC certificate expires

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Epic Failure! This is why modern anti-pirating methods need revising.
     
  3. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Surely someone should have seen this coming and sorted it out?
     
  4. Goty

    Goty New Member

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    Like MS saw the Zune problem coming? Come on, man, that would require forethought! That's just not Microsoft's style.
     
  5. biebiep

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    Have you ever had problems with Games for Windows Live? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

    What? Other than the obvious crashes on my system and the non-existent extra benefits it offers?
     
  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    So far have successfully avoided GFWL.
    Pity about Operation Anchorage, though.
     
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  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Apparently someone at either MS or Epic thought nobody would ever touch the game again after 1 year so the certificate got signed for exactly that time period. Signed certificates and MS are always fun. I still remember as if it was yesterday:

    "Dear MS,

    we found out that under Office 2k7 meta content is not encrypted when you digitally sign a document and can be manipulated by any third party.
    Also the little red ribbon you use to indicate a digital signature doesn't change or show it in any way when the certificate is made invalid/expires.
    Please tell us what you think about that."

    Answer:

    "Works as intended."

    Riiiiiight....
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    first Zune freezing, now Gears doesn't work??

    my god, i think i should switch OS, Vista may someday stuck in an infinite loop.
    oh, wait, it always gets stuck
     
  9. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    You should stop playing them violent video games or you will go out and murder somebody! Thank goodness for microsoft's incompetence!
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Ain't I bin' sayin' it?

    Ain't I bin' sayin' it?!

    But seriously - I find it richly ironic that not only has my prediction come exactly to pass, but the workaround is childishly basic!
     
  11. digitaldave

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    your anti virus client relies on your system clock as do other system critical apps, don't change back your system clock!!!!

    DD
     
  12. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    This is Epic we're talking about, the people who made a complete mess of GoW2 multiplayer and still haven't fixed all the lag issues.
     
  13. Flexible_Lorry

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    how about they can windows live
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I still haven't played that in over a month!
     
  15. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    no issues on pirated games there. just sayin.
     
  16. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    So those three people that play it every day can't play it today? Such a shame... [/******* mode OFF]

    But, yeah, I agree that this is a totally stupid bug, serving no purpose than irritating customers and proving once again that Epic doesn't really give a ****
     
  17. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    surprised i'm the first but ...... Epic Fail
     
  18. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    ed oh no, i wasn't, missed that :D
     
  19. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Should have read:

    Epic! Fail! Again! :)
     
  20. johnmustrule

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    Steam is also a culprit sometimes, telling me I can't play any of my games because the servers are too busy, sometimes blocking me out for hours. This includes singleplayer games like HL2.
     
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