Rumour is the ubisoft front page was hacked by "Skidrow", a group who are notorious for cracking PC games. The hackers left a message letting anyone who visited the site know that a crack is coming soon.
LOL! DRM protection on games is stupid. You are going to piss the people who actually buy your games...
...but their new DRM system is not the way to do it. I agree, it only pisses off the people who actually tried to support them. I won't buy another PC game from Ubi until this goes the way of the dodo. I'm actually rooting for the hackers on this one (not pirates - just hackers that make Ubi's life miserable), if it helps to get rid of DRM like this. I've never pirated a game and never will. Sadly, I'll just stay away from their wares completely. I hope others do the same to help drive the message home...
it's just so retarded how i can't play a game i bought unless i have an internet connection. worse yet, the saves get sent online! I was really waiting on settlers 7 but hopefully ubi will remove the drm before that comes out.
Eye heart Skidrow.
Yes drm is stupid but hackers are not justified.hacking a website, hardware or a copyright is not a game or cool, it's a crime.
The DRM implemented by Ubisoft is pissing a lot of gamers out there, including me.
spinbot_lv1 - Desperate times call for desperate measures.
World class LOL. Wonder how the ubisoft PR department is gonna handle this one to try and save face?
I am against piracy, but I am REALLY against this draconian DRM that is INFESTING games these days.
yes I know and I understand...simply don't buy their games.it's the strongest message to send them.
IN YOUR FACE UBISOFT!
What's also stupid is DRM game saves. They're protecting the game saves that you worked through from being copied or backed up. It's one thing to restrict games from being pirated but the game saves could at least be limited to user account restrictions. For all that's holy if I make a save under my username Sarick I should be allowed to transfer that save to any system that I have access to my account on. Even better, why can I not copy my saves because some company places DRM on them. It's like telling us resale your used games asap because the saves are limited to the life of your hardware! The game might not be limited to a single machine but with the saves being locked down like this they might as well say you need to start over if you want to play on another system. In the Ubisoft situation you have to be online to use your game. If those servers go down or are taken down your software is cut off. In all meaning your disk based software isn't owned by you it's leased and when they decide to stop supporting it you can't use it anymore. This isn't only DRM it's planned obsolescence so that the games we own will stop working when these companies decide to discontinue support for them. I can hook up my my old NES plug in a game and it'll load up the same as it did in 1990 (unless the battery is dead!) These data disk probably won't work in 5-10 years because the company requires you to log on etc. simply to install or run the product.
4 pissing off PC gamers and putting AC1 on the 360
Good job skidrow
If only we could get them to give Bobby Kotick what he deserves.
he's not a gamer, just an exec over a gamer company: and that's the whole shebang of what's wrong.
I say hack that hefty bank account and send all his money to no where. Just beep! gone! hahahahah he would make a video like Chris Crocker. LEAVE MY MONEY ALONE!!!! It's MONEY!!! YOU DON'T KNWO WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE ALL THAT MONEY AND RIP PEOPLE OFF!!! LEAVE ME AND MY MONEY ALONE!!! *CRIES HIS EYES OUT... hhahahahah would love to see that :D
i think the biggest way to say F off kotick is simply just find a way for MW2 to be able to play on a private server and not their . im sure most ( if not all ) of MW2 PC players will simply leave . hacking his bank account would be WAYYYY too much trouble . it's not an easy job . the website is much easier .
haha nice one.
Let this be a lesson to all the companies thinking of using this kind of DRM in the future.
I guess the person that stealth disageed with me works at either Ubisoft or some company thinking of using this god-awful DRM or they just hate gaming period.
Very classy presentation for Hackers. Nice Job. Ubisoft comments: "There hasn't been any crac... hey wait a minute!"
Lololol, http://i40.tinypic.com/9693... he blocked out the name of all the pr0n he was on. Anyway what was this about? Oh right....I don't care.
Haha, you have like 20 tabs open. All of them pr0n?
I do get a feeling Ubisoft announcing they wont be making any more PC games. Oh well whatever Ubisoft has done this gen has been terrible. All of their games have been repeatfests: Farcry2 : repeat fest, same mission over and over Prince of persia: same thing, just keep repeating the missions AC1, AC2: Repeatfests.
I hope they don't. It is better that way. I love my PC gaming most but I don't support this type of crap. Hackers are more guilty on this type of DRM but Companies are no less either. It's like somebody breaks the law and entire city gets punishment.
agreed i was going to buy AC2, however the 59usd price and DRM included no way will i make the purchase. They delay the game for about 4months then charge a higher price, along with a strong DRM. All of this only ensures legit customers dont buy your game. Besides there are too many games out on PC in march to care: BC2 Dragon age awekening Dawn of war 2 chaos Metro 2033 supreme commander C&C 4 Just Cause 2 might be some more i havent listed, but with such a heavy release schedule for the PC, Whos gonna bother with DRM infested crap.
There was rainbow 6 Vegas, which was great, but holy crap, you're right. Ubi has been pretty poor of late
I wish, I could hack something like that. Hackers are talented bastard.
but hacking a website is extremely dangerous and you need to know what you're doing or you can easily be tracked by just as equally talented security experts
boycotted ass creed, and if you don't remove that thing ubi that will be the same for settlers and splinter. I won't pirate it, but I won't buy it
Ubi's next step: No PC Versions, PERIOD!
You will find the majority of PC gamers don't care if Ubisoft leaves the PC platform or not. I haven't bought a Ubisoft game in years principally because of the god awful starforce protection and now I will continue to NOT buy Ubisoft titles because of this god awful DRM. So since they are not making products I want to buy I won't be losing anything if Ubisoft leave the PC platform will I.
Wait, so because you don't buy their software it means that nobody else does either? Forget these analysts that track sales and trends. We should just go straight to Charmers for our PC sales information. Sorry for picking on you, but what you said doesn't make any sense. There are people besides you that play games on PC, and many of them do like what Ubisoft is selling.
ReBurn there is a reason why Ubisoft are doing this DRM, it's because their games DON'T sell on the PC. They are under the impression this is due to "piracy" it isn't it's down to the fact their games are lazy ports of a console game. The majority of PC gamers (I have been a PC gamer for nearly 20 years) don't want to play rehashed console games on their PC. If I wanted to play a console game like Assassins Creed then guess what I would do ? that's right I would buy a damn console to play it on. So yeah you should listen to me when I am talking, I am a PC gamer and as such I know what me and many PC gamers like me want and will accept.
So trying to protect intellectual property rights is bad and vandalizing websites is good? Just making sure I have it straight.
To inconvenience loyal PAYING customers for the sake of a FALSE sense of security is bad. It is not a secret that savvy paying customers who couldn't get DRM'ed legal software to work properly gave up on it, and downloaded the pirated better working copies so they could play the game as intended. Honestly, I do not blame a company for trying to protect their assets... but you can't disable good paying customers in the process.
For me Steam is the perfect DRM As long as you log in to your account you can have unlimited installs I believe the latest version of Games for Windows Live also does this
I’m not sure how many people see this as a Robin Hood type event. UbiSoft is trying to protect their IP and the honest gamers who play their games. Hackers are pissed off because they cannot get a free game, boost stats, or enter GOD mode while playing. I don’t like the idea of being forced to stay connected to the internet to play a game. However, I only blame the dishonest gamers for forcing Ubisoft into this position. And to those of you who think it’s no big deal if Ubisoft quits making PC games…. Think again. Several game makers are doing just that because it is not profitable for them. I see the beginning of the end for PC gaming as more and more people support the hacking/stealing of games instead of game makers. If no one buys or supports the game…why make it?
I know Skid, and yes he is very talented. I have no idea how he hacks into these things but he does. We live in the same town, and when I heard about this I called him and he said yes he really did and will continue to until the companies start listening. Hellz ya Skid nice job.
how did they feel when they returned to their homes after the festivities to find nothing but ashes?
Just to be clear here I have no prob with pc games, I don't prefer them but have no particular aversion to them (love civilization 4,star craft, wow) now with the disclaimer out of the way. I understand people are upset about the DRM garbage, but I have to ask does anyone else think this might be why developers are hesitant to develop for the pc?
What a vicious circle this has become...
I dont care what anybody says , but all the server attacks and this website hack is their own fault. A person should not be forced to be online just to play a game and I hope all these attacks go on to any games developer that uese this this type of DRM until they change it to some other type of DRM where a person isnt forced to have a full and good online connection to play their game. This is punishing any customer who buys the game not knowing they need to be online when that person has no internet and cant return the game. I am all for DRM thats not too harsh but this ubisoft DRM is gone way too far.
Either stop buying this stuff or stop cracking (stealing) it. Either way, the problem will go away. We have the power, not them!
...oh yeah, it's the "Buy me a beer" button! :D
It's true that Ubisoft really did kind of ask for it.. Not only did they implement this broken, horrible DRM.. but they kept taunting hackers saying "There's no full crack yet! There's no full crack yet! No one could ever crack this game! Nope nope nope nope nope! Nevers!" Now, when the game is cracked fully and released, Ubisoft will not only have had their game pirated, but they'll also get a lot more attention for their stupidity over this all.
have fun in jail...
What are you, 5? Stop posting till you learn a bit more about the world As for the DRM, its retarded. Within a week theres a cracked version out of any game, you cant stop it. So dont make it inconvieniant for people who ACTUALLY spend money on your stuff
Don't worry they'd be covering their tracks before hand.
What is a DRM anyway?
Why does my people needz the DRM gonez if they postz on here?
"Its ok to hack their website, but its not ok to pirate" Oh, the hypocrisy.
I will not buy a game with DRM that borders on being malware. It's just one of those things you have to check before buying a pc game these days.
Now We have ubi with the stuipd DRM and also we have EA With DRM on C&C4 Soon we will have capcom and Activision.......etc then let me guess what we well do ?????? ah We will sell our Pcs ...... And what nividia and ati doing if they are working on new Graphic technology if no PC gamer left becuse of this Carp ...
in my country is for $40 so i tink ill get it when they release the crack to avoid this stupid DRM I not support asstard publishers but developers need money to keep going
You cant help but think that this just wasn't a random act of cracking.
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