'No to Ubisoft DRM' Petition at 4,500 and Growing

It's safe to say that Ubisoft's latest DRM measures have annoyed a few PC gamers with several thousand of them adding their signatures to an online petition titled 'No to Ubisoft DRM.'

The controversy surrounds the requirement to be connected to the internet the entire time gamers wish to play their titles, among the first of which are Assassin's Creed 2 and Silent Hunter 5.

Understandably many potential customers aren't happy and after an unstable weekend which saw problems connecting to the authentication servers, who can blame them?

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mrv3213200d ago

Petitions won't work... hacking will. The second the DRM is by passed is the second the DRM fails.

catguykyou3200d ago

DRM's are obviously not the answer to piracy. There has to be a better way. I like what EA has done with the free for people who bought the game content and pay for those that don't have the code to put in.

Smkt3200d ago

the dlc gets leaked for the pc too..

FantasyStar3200d ago (Edited 3200d ago )

What EA's doing with their "Project 10 Dollar" has little to do with Piracy and much more to do with the used-game market. Naturally, EA always lumps used-game sales and piracy in the same boat considering EA makes nothing off neither of the two.

kwyjibo3200d ago

Just stop buying their games.

jakethesnake3200d ago

Or you could do both.

Petitions generate more bad publicity. And the person who said 'there is no such thing as bad publicity' was an idiot. Bad publicity can steal sales away - and that is what I hope all this bad publicity is doing! I hope they lose a lot of money on this port (as unlikely as that is).

jjesso19933200d ago

Petitions just wont work lack in sales may work as soons as they see sales are effected by s**t system they might start thinking of diffrent system. Drm will never not stop piracy theres was working crack the day before it was ou. ubisoft needs sort themself before they go down the sh**ter i will not be buying a sinlge game with this. I hope to god i splinter cell has not got stupid drm i downloaded it has.

dirthurts3200d ago

I have done a few petitions in my day, and at least half of them have worked. One of them resulting in our city getting our first skatepark. A $500,000 skatepark for a small city. Pretty good stuff.
If you don't want to try, that's your decision. But for those of us who are willing to try, good for you.
It's good to see people who don't just sit back and take what's fed to them.

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