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News Ubisoft's DRM servers go down, games unplayable

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. tron

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    Good. It serves them right

    DRM:nono:
     
  3. popcornuk1983

    popcornuk1983 Cake or Death?

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    +1 to that
     
  4. matee

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    They never learn, do they? Off to torrent we go.
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    fkwits.

    And we always say about servers being shut down after a game is only used by a few people? Epic Fail!
     
  6. DarkBanana

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    In a way, I'm glad. The sooner these problems come to light, the more likely the stupid sort of DRM will be dropped. Pirates will always crack games if for no other reason than to prove they can. The idea is to 'guilt' people into buying and that can only be accomplished by having good games at reasonable prices.
     
  7. Spiny

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    Urgh. Once again, pirates probably have a better experience that paying customers.
     
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    As usual, legitimate customers have a worse experience than people who pirate.
     
  10. scawp

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    And they wonder why we hate DRM
     
  11. dinjo_jo

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    But the pirate version is still not playable.
     
  12. howesey

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    Plays fine according to people who have pirated the game.
     
  13. Jaffo

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    <nelson>

    HaHa!

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  14. wgy

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    haha, ive been waiting for this.
     
  15. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    "Exceptional demand"? What the f**k else did they expect to happen on the release of such an eagerly anticipated release? I personally don't mind the internet connection thing, mine's always on anyway. What I object to is the consistant failure to properly prepare the servers. Seriously, if EVERYONE playing the game MUST connect to the server, they better damn well ensure that the server can handle that traffic! The thing is, every time this kind of thing is tried, it NEVER copes! Happened recently with the free Rage Against The Machine ticket "sales".

    Hopefully this will serve as a good example of why this system sounds good in theory but is near impossible in actuality!

    Anyone else concerned for On Live after this problem? Assassins Creed 2 only gets save data and loading keys from the server and fell over under demand, OnLive indends to do everything that way...

    When oh when will they realise that DRM simply does not work and all it's doing is irritating everyone involved:
    -Comsumers who get restricted on their legitimate purchase
    -Pirates who have to spend an afternoon cracking the latest crock of s**t attempt by short sighted publishers
    -Developers who get extreme bad press, damaging reputation and sales and wasted money invested in the pile of crap software that is annoying their target audience!

    Assassins Creed better be working by the time I get home and want to play it...
     
  16. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Wow.

    I knew it was going to fall over, but I never expected it to fall over this quickly.

    Go team!
     
  17. DarkLord7854

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    I love how they had said that they'd have backup systems in the event of an outage... lulz.
     
  18. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Surely, this was to be expected?
    I love the way they are blaming this on pirates, though. In the war on terror piracy, the more you can blame on them, the better.
     
  19. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    DDoS attack ? The software they used for that was probably called Assasin's Creeed 2 for PC.
     
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