Pachter wishes all games used DRM like Ubisoft

Wedbush Analyst Michael Pachter came out in full support on his Pach-Attack! show for Ubisoft's controversial digital right management (DRM) that is currently in use for PC games like Assassin's Creed II, Settlers 7, and Silent Hunter. The DRM requires gamers to be online at all times even during single-player portions of the game that typically wouldn't require owners to go online.

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mrv3213119d ago

I wish Patcher had Ubisoft DRM that way none of us can use him...

ClownBelt3119d ago

The hell? That sounds gross.

HammockGames3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

There's no way that Pachter is an actual gamer - even though he likes to pose as an industry "expert".

If he was he'd know what a jackassed idea this type of DRM is.

I'd prefer he keep his trap shut, slide on his leg warmers, tighten his controller wrist strap, and go back to playing the hardcore Wii shovelware games that he loves.

HolyOrangeCows3119d ago

I think Pachter and DRM should both disappear completely.

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Yi-Long3119d ago

... but I will never buy a product with DRM and apparently so do alot of other people.

I want to OWN a game, and that means I am also able to play the game when I'm offline. When DRM or any other copy-protection prevents that, I just won't buy it.

kevnb3118d ago (Edited 3118d ago )

i think you mean you wont buy a game with intrusive drm, you dont really own any game you buy. If you actually owned a game, you could copy it and sell it all you wanted. Even consoles have drm, its built right in on the system itself.

Millah3119d ago

Pachter, again, completely missed the point of that question.

Narutone663119d ago

should learn a thing or two from Blizzards.

Obama3119d ago

how are you going to use Pacher just curious? lol

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MEsoJD3119d ago

DRM was cracked anyway.

: )

Wrathman3119d ago

errr..someone fill me here.

wot exactly is the big deal about DRM?

cobraagent3118d ago

DRM prevents you from playing games offline in your PC. Assassin's Creed 2 and many other Ubisoft games had it and pissed many people off. By the way, it was cracked last month so there is no need to worry

kevnb3118d ago

its ubisoft's stupid drm

tmt3453119d ago

if it was 100% non invasive to the user (like it lets you install the game 20 times, didn't require you to be online etc)

its not that devs want DRM its cause people pirate PC games so dang much. i would love to see the face of somebody who who illegally downloads a game that has DRM that is uncrackable.

zag3118d ago

This UBIsoft DRM isn't though, if you aren't online then it doesn't work.

If you are behind a firewall that blocks the ubisoft DRM servers then you can't play the game.

If the ISP goes down you can't play the game.

And after all that.

If you can't log into the drm server you can't play the game.

If your region isn't allowed to play the game then you can't run it or play.

then once you get the game up and going if you can't log into ranking servers you'll be told you can't find the DRM servers.

It's taken the settlers 7 about 5 months to get thing in order and they aren't exactly in order if you look up their forums

SaiyanFury3118d ago (Edited 3118d ago )

Pachter's a moron. I, like so many other PC gamers actually WANTED to pay for Assassin's Creed 2, but because of the crippling DRM and unstable internet connection I possess, I was unable to buy it.

This statement he makes basically shows he has no REAL business sense at all: "Anything that a publisher does to make sure you don't rip off their game is their right and if you don't like it, great. Go find something else to do with your time," said Pachter. "So, do I think they made a mistake? I wish all games were like that. Because I think people who steal should be in jail. If you think that's right, good for you. We have no interest in your business since you don't pay for stuff anyway."

So he advocates draconian DRM that makes the game inaccessible to players like me who were perfectly willing to shell out 50-60 dollars for the PC version. But because that nutbar DRM is there, I'm prevented from playing it. I wish Ubisoft would use the same DRM Bethesda uses for Oblivion and Fallout 3: Disc check. Done. Case in point: Bethesda understands that no matter what DRM a publisher uses, crackers will always get around DRM. So they just have a disc check. Simplicity really is the best policy. :)

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dizzleK3119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

michael pachter needs to shut up and disappear. any bullshit that can cause legitimate customers from accessing the product they paid for has no place in this industry. what if i cancel my internet or can't pay the bill this month, why should i be punished and unable to play games? it's like not being able to watch a dvd just because you don't have cable, current drm is an utterly illogical concept. go back to the trinkets, code wheels and manual passages that used to prove ownership in the old days.

mrv3213119d ago

I second that. Since every says this site is just for PS3 supporters and I'm apparently a PS3 supporter I thus constitute 100% on N4G and as thus I will pass this motion.

MechaGear3119d ago

Now ur my bitch as well pachter...

redDevil873119d ago (Edited 3119d ago )

Why do these patcher articles keep getting approved? lol

I don't mind if the article is something useful for us to know, but when its just his opinion its kind of pointless.

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