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Take On Helicopters features an amazing anti-piracy protection system

DSOGaming writes: "As we said in our performance analysis, we love Bohemia. Yes, Take On Helicopters has some performance issues with modern-day hardware but this is a title for a niche market and a game that could have not been developed by - pretty much every - other triple-A studios. Yeap, that’s the magic of independent games. And we are really amazed with its protection system as it’s not as intrusive as Ubisoft’s awful attempts, yet it’s even more effective than the atrocious always-online DRM systems."

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lorianguy1726d ago

Utter genius! Ubisoft: take note.

ATi_Elite1726d ago

yeh i couldn't play a game like that. this is sorta how GTAIV PC DRM was. If GTAIV was a copy the game would play in constant drunk mode with the screen shaking and the controls all screwed up......but that was all cracked after like a day.

I have a legal copy of TOH.....haven't played it yet cause i'm still flight stick n pedal shopping.

Ren_1726d ago

Good DRM system so long as it doesn't affect legit users :P

john21726d ago

Precisely that. So far I haven't heard of any 'blurry issues' from those who purchased the game

TABSF1726d ago

Truly genius.
All developers take note.

Hopefully LA Noire DRM will not be terrible.

Somebody1726d ago (Edited 1726d ago )

I love FADE. It forced me to buy the original and throw away the pirate version. Don't judge me. The game was unavailable for months (nearly a year) in my place. By the time it was available, it only lasted for a couple of weeks on the online order list before taken out. The online shop then replaced it with the Arma2 + Arrowhead expansion pack.

As a former pirate, I've seen those blurring effects and some warning appear on the screen telling me about that possibility. As if the game KNOWS I'm playing a pirate version and yet allow me to continue playing. Another effect is your shots became inaccurate overtime. I kept missing even when trying to shoot a friendly at point blank. The game crashes whenever I tried to use the Armory mode which deserve more attention from other developers. A brief visit to the site made me realize the DRM's true power.

A month later I got an original copy and I never re-experienced those degraded gameplay or effects. That legal copy introduced me to the online multiplayer experience for the first time.

Yes, I actually love a DRM.

I'm surprised no other developers/publishers are aware/care of FADE. I thought it was an effective one and the others should at least try to copy it instead of pushing us with the permanent internet thing.

jay21726d ago

Great stuff :), but wait for a week, it'll be hacked.

john21726d ago (Edited 1726d ago )

Everything get's cracked at the end of the day. IMO, if a publisher doesn't want to implement Steam (you can hardly find any Steam game that was playable prior release), they should use this kind of anti-piracy protection.

Imagine that, a game get's leaked and has a similar method. The first mission plays fine (a way to also trick crackers) and in the second mission everything is blurry. By the time you go to the third mission, the game crashes constantly (without telling you that you are playing a pirated version).

Seriously, imagine that in a triple-A game. It would be hilarious and would definitely prevent pirates from finishing the game. It would get cracked but it'd need a week or two, thus it would not affect the game's release