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The DRM Debacle

GR-UK writes: "Watch Dogs is the latest example of a botched release on PC. It's the most recent game that launched with huge anticipation and crumpled under a stampede of excitement. It wasn't broken, but was unplayable, and left huge numbers of customers disappointed after one of the most anticipated launches of the year. It wasn't bad coding, it wasn't incompatible with a huge number systems, it came down to one thing and one thing alone, DRM."

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pompombrum1295d ago

It's Ubisoft, what do PC gamers expect? They have a long history of botched PC releases and don't know why anyone would expect this one to be any different.

Volkama1295d ago

If have not heard a single complaint about DRM in the PC release. People are too busy complaining about hitching and framerate problems.

brish1295d ago

google this: watch dogs pc drm problem

Volkama1295d ago

Mmmm yes you're right, quite a lot of hits on that :)

It's just that the noise about the poor performance seems to be louder. Maybe because U-Play being rubbish is a pretty well established fact already.

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Robotronfiend1295d ago

I'm glad the pirates are out there. More than once I have purchased a PC game only to recieve a product I can't play. Sometimes it is DRM problems, other times the game is broken due to code issues. In those cases I usually can go torrent a working copy of the game without DRM.

I bought Fallout 3 and couldn't play it for days after release. Within 4 days an unofficial patch was released onto pirate bay and it actually fixed all my issues with the game. Ran really smooth after that. 6 months later I ended up re-installing the game and using the official patch, which again broke the game and made it unplayable.

Sometimes the hacks are better than the product, and without pirates and hackers, I would have not been able to play games I paid for.

KakashiHotake1295d ago

Yeah I'm pretty pissed. I'm seriously thinking about contacting ubi soft support and demanding a refund and just downloading a damn torrent. All this always online DRM crap is just in the way.