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Weekend Open Forum: Has DRM spoiled your fun?

Weekend Open Forum: Has DRM spoiled your fun?

It seems like every week the Internet is up in arms over some DRM-related injustice. The consensus tends to be that most DRM schemes cause grief for paying customers while completely failing to thwart piracy. I can't speak for any…
Ubisoft apologizes, will remove From Dust's DRM

Ubisoft apologizes, will remove From Dust's DRM

Color us mildly impressed. Ubisoft has announced that it will completely remove its DRM from the recently launched PC game, "From Dust." The developer apologized for the authentication process in a forum post and said it would release a patch…
Ubisoft scales back 'always on' DRM for some titles

Ubisoft scales back 'always on' DRM for some titles

Ubisoft caught some serious flak from the gaming community last year over its controversial DRM scheme, which saw some of its titles requiring constant authentication with the company’s servers in order to play them – even in single player mode.…

HDCP master key leak could help kill DRM

The HDCP master key, which permanently unlocks the DRM protocol on Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and displays with HDMI inputs, was supposedly leaked by Twitter user IntelGlobalPR (via Engadget). If the key is indeed legitimate, there could be major consequences…

R.U.S.E. drops Ubisoft's DRM for Steam

Ubisoft's always-connected DRM is, to say the least, greatly unpopular in the gaming community, and it seems that disdain has made an impression. The publisher has decided to exclude its DRM from the upcoming real time strategy game R.U.S.E., favoring…