Ubisoft changes Anno 2070 DRM after Guru3D critique

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Over the past week a news post of ours resulted in a lot of coverage on the web. Long story short -- while we where testing the RTS game Anno 2070 for PC from Ubisoft we ran into downright silly DRM...

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  2. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Hilbert may i suggest you start to write more articles about DRM ? :p
     
  3. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    still don't agree with such drm, period. it's progress but ever so small.

    nice to see that G3D's post still carried so much attention and had a relatively high amount of influence.
     
  4. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    A small win, but they should remove that hardware based activation limit completely..
    Anyways, good job Hilbert, now go test some mobos, so they'll remove the limit there too :)
     

  5. Alberello

    Alberello New Member

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    Unacceptable situation, Ubisoft should send you free copy of their games because you include always in Benchmark and, like in my case, turn on curiosity about to play it...

    You always make good works, I completely share your opinion.

    Best regards, Pasquale from Spain.
     
  6. dchalf10

    dchalf10 Banned

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    Awesome, I just submitted this on N4G.

    It's good to see them learn some common sense. I truly believed nothing would come of this for your average user.

    It's one thing to get more keys after almost a week when your a massive hardware site, but I thought for your average consumer they would still get the finger. Its good to see common sense prevail.
     
  7. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    Army of one.
     
  8. IchimA

    IchimA Master Guru

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    Still no go. They have removen the ID for GFX but the motherboard ID is still there . So no Sir. A game should not have this kind of DRM , I think this measure is to stop second hand sales but c'mon if I own a game it's mine and I can do what I want with it. I don;t sale my games but I like to give them to my brother or father to play a bit. SO NO - DRM is bad
     
  9. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Even worse, if it includes everything it had before aside from graphics cards, that means changing a partition in any way results in it using an activation again. Insane.

    In the best case scenario if they removed all the hardware monitoring (which they won't) the 3 activation limit with no way to deactivate it is still absolutely retarded especially considering calling in to get support after those 3 activations are done results in the middle finger.

    I hope Ubisoft crash and burn... into EA preferably.
     
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    Wonderful outcome, thank you. Also having to play online is very mandatory and should be influenced to be non mandatory. Thank you for your influence.
     

  11. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Don't agree at all. Until they remove hardware limitation completely then they can piss off. I still go back and play games from 5 or so years ago, will have easily changed PC three times over that timespan.

    It's a joke and they still don't deserve to be included.
     
  12. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Fantastic work, good to see someone is paying attention.

    Can you not de-authorise it before changing hardware?

    Would be good to have the motherboard check gone too, but one step at a time I suppose

    Still prefer this to always online DRM though, as that is the only type of DRM that would make me think twice about buying a game, but i think that is how things are going to go in the future.
     
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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    If the rest of that awful DRM still stands Ubisoft remain dead to me!
     
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    kudos to you hilbert!

    this shows that being constructive rather than just ranting, is a much bigger help in getting quick results!
     
  15. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    Yay....A small win for us Customers.....

    THX Hilbert for the attention u brought to this...We need more people and sites that fight back and stand theyr ground...

    We have to fight for our right...in these times even more then ever...

    -BetA-
     

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    I'll still don't get their titles, to be honest, last time I saw Ubisoft opening game video is like 3 years ago...
    So..no, will not buy their titles. Because DRM, sniffing, etc.
    Same apply for EA...last game i bough was BF3...didn't know preordering it, that Origin will be mandatory to play this game...
     
  17. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Good news.

    I like Stardock's method with Sins of a Solar Empire, none :D
     
  18. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Wow, GG Ubisoft now the game still can't be used as Benchmark because CPU, Motherboard and RAM can't changed.
     
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    PirateNeilsouth Ancient Guru

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    Ubisoft is currently one of the worst pc developers not because of bad games but because of how they treat the customer. I would not be sad if the company went under and someone else took over.
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Sad? I would have a party, literally. Out of spite it would be a pirate themed party... with plenty of rum of course.

    Too many things would make me want to have a party... such as consoles dying but that one would be so momentous that it should become an international holiday.
     

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