Why we will accept Ubisoft's DRM

Hooked Gamers writes: ""A permanent internet connection is required to play the game." The sentence is stamped in bold white letters on the front of Assassin's Creed 2. A variant of the phrase graces the back of the box, headlining a list of features including "No need for cd/dvd to play," "Unlimited installs," and "Saved games are synchronized online," as if Ubisoft is doing us a favor by requiring a permanent internet connection. But we all know that's not true."

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ultramoot3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

Ooh, okay. If you say so. I mean, it's not like they're giving us a s**tty a** boring game with last-gen-only graphics after 6 months of it's original release date on consoles, and then expect us to pay $10 more for it while deliberately forcing us to maintain constant net connection on a single-player game and still not allow us to keep our saves.

Besides, shouldn't the title be called, "Why I take money from Ubisoft to defend them in my boring articles."?

presto7173503d ago

DRM sucks. it will take a lot to convince me otherwise.

Redempteur3502d ago (Edited 3502d ago )

Accept's a failure already

the game is pirated
loyal buyers not able to play for hours

Ubisoft DRM doesn't work

Simple truth

HolyOrangeCows3502d ago

I accept it......I just won't buy their games.

Noctis Aftermath3502d ago

I accept that it is their choice to decide if they will use this kind of DRM, but that doesn't mean people will buy it or crackers won't continue to screw with them because of it.

Fanb0y3502d ago

Last I heard, there's no fully operating pirated version. I think you can load the early map, but can't start missions.

SaiyanFury3502d ago

To be completely honest, I don't understand why these developers never catch on: DRM ENCOURAGES piracy, it does nothing to discourage it. When a person buys a copy of a game, they expect the freedom to install it and play it as they see fit. Then along comes this wonderful little concept called Digital Rights Management. Basically the producer of said game is dictating to the customer rules and regulations that will allow them to play the game. DRM removes freedoms and therefore people will look to free solutions like piracy. Bethesda already knows that DRM doesn't work. All they have is a simple disc check. Guess what; I own a legal copy of Oblivion: Game of the Year edition, and I get no hassles about DRM. Same thing with Fallout 3. People will always gravitate towards the freer choice, not the one that holds you down with crap like DRM. So to the author of this article, I don't accept Ubisoft's DRM. I was actually planning on buying the PC version of the game, but seeing as how I have a really unstable internet connection, I won't be able to play it. Thanks Ubi, you just lost yourselves one sale.

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TotalPS3Fanboy3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

Why should loyal customers take the punishment for the pirates, when it's the pirates who actually get a free pass?

DRM does not makes sense. DRM punishes the loyal customers while pirates can play the game free.

smittyjerkins3503d ago

Well, that is clearly logical and makes perfect sense, but not to Ubisoft.

Personally, I believe this article is some Ubisoft spin doctor coming in and trying to make their DRM look good. Seriously, the guy went as far as to say that "Ubisoft's DRM is ahead of its time."

hikayu173502d ago

you know you're high when you actually said this . sound to me like ubisoft want to turn back time and not release this stupid DRM .

i still dont see why we will accept ubisoft's DRM , but i can tell you why we will NEVER !

n4gn4gn4gn4g3503d ago

PC games but I thought PC players were all fine with STEAM and such...isn't UBI just offering the same thing without the need of STEAM?

n4gn4gn4gn4g3503d ago

doesn't require a constant connection?

ultramoot3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

For single-player, no, not that I know of.

ultramoot3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

Sorry for the double posting......

Pandamobile3503d ago

No, Steam has an offline mode, and doesn't require an internet connection for single player games.

I mean, I played Half-Life 2 on my plane ride to Mexico last week.

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za3redrum3503d ago

Steam isn't safe anymore, just like DRM and things like that. I think DRM is safer then Steam, but much users hate DRM cause of the problemes it has. You have to be online constantly for instance. I can understand why Ubisoft uses systems like that, cause those illegal pirates just are too arrogant to pay for what they play and what devs worked for.

Pandamobile3503d ago

There's no safe DRM. Everything is bypassed within a day of it being released.

DJKGBYF3503d ago

So does it make sense just to have PC gamers stay online all the time to play a game, but the same doesn't apply to consoles? The last time I checked you can pirate games on consoles also, so that would also warrant forcing people with an Xbox to connect to Xbox Live every time they want to play a game, or make someone with a PS3 connect to the PSN to play a game. You can't just say that people on the PC pirate games, because it's not true.

mrv3213503d ago

If they hacked WoW they'll hack this system and I hope to god every PC gamer with a variable connection or like to PLAY on launch pirate this game.

I am not condoning piracy but I dislike companies who treat people who BUY their games like scum.

Seriously this won't stop piracy, a pirate usually doesn't pirate because the they can, it's because they can't afford the game. This DRM may stop people downloading it for a month but it won't mean they'll buy the game.

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