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Posted on Feb 20, 2012 2:50:07 PM PST
GUEST!! says:
In house is somewhat less malevolent than selling it, though.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 2:51:57 PM PST
Ice King says:
I'm impressed. 25 messages and not one defense of DRM and no twits telling us we're entitled for not liking it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 2:52:43 PM PST
It was part of an article talking up the success they've seen with their DRM and how it reduced piracy however Ubisoft failed to mention the negative impact it had on their software sales. This is a huge factor in why Ubisoft was starting to move away from PC games but then PC gamers got upset seeing their platform left out of upcoming releases like I Am Alive, Ghost Recon Future, and others.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 2:52:52 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I am now suppressing the urge to write a sarcastic DRM defense post.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 3:01:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2012 3:06:50 PM PST
Anthony says:
didn't ubisoft also get bust for pirating part of their own game? they got some tracks off a soundtrack for one of the assassin's creed games off of demonoid and got busted, lol.

Edit: here's what i am talking about:

http://www.techspot.com/news/42898-ubisoft-caught-selling-pirated-assassins-creed-soundtrack.html

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 3:10:19 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Developers aren't talented enough to make a high quality game that is worth $60 continuously throughout the year, every year. That is why they fall back on restrictive DRM. So people can't (lol) copy and play their, knowingly, crappy game.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 3:11:12 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
I thought 1 disc was fine, it was just multiple discs where the problem occurred.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 3:16:03 PM PST
The thing that blows me away is some of the games out there coming from Ubisoft, one of the biggest pushers of DRM, are actually quite good. I've highly enjoyed the Assassin's Creed series and it would sell far better if they weren't using crippling DRM.

This isn't rocket science and it is funny how several studios are proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that a different approach works yet studios continue to turn a blind eye and blame the pirates for their actions.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 3:26:45 PM PST
I don't think that is an issue on PC games, except when installing.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 3:33:31 PM PST
MrImmoli says:
Valve could learn a lot from this Gabe guy.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 3:38:42 PM PST
Lol, irony.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 4:06:24 PM PST
Steve Xander says:
+1.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 5:31:26 PM PST
making a great product to attract buyers.

a novel !@#$'n idea.
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Initial post:  Feb 20, 2012
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