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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by EntropicLqd » 30 Sep 2010, 18:15

Ripbox wrote:....my point is it wont be sold in the shops!!!...
In my experience nothing except the very few guaranteed "top seller" PC gamers are available in a shop. My local GAME has a single shelf for PC games. Most of which I'm either not interested or can get cheaper elsewhere. I fully expect them to stop stocking PC Games in the next coupld of years.
Ripbox wrote:....If for example you dont follow games new sites or rarely read gaming mag's how wil you ever know to buy or try the game?...
That's what friends are for :)
Ripbox wrote:....Old traditional methods are the best, they are tried and tested and work!!....
....and how exactly will you part exchange or raise urgently need funds with a digital download copy?.....
Except the old traditional methods werre to easy to work around. Leading to a situation where CD keys must now be registered on-line to an account (good bye re-sale value). Don't get me wrong, I like having the physical media but with the demise of proper manuals and decent box art I also like seeing a game really really cheap on STEAM and impulse buying it.
Ripbox wrote:....You'll find out one day in real life when you have bought something off the internet and you receive it, it wont be what you expected, then you might think i wish i could have gone picked it in person...
....hmmm though you probably have money fed to you on a golden platter....
I'm 40, employed, married with 2 kids, and have all the responsibilities that come with it. I'm doing pretty well with the life lessons thanks :) Although I must admit, I've never thought to ask top be paid in chocolate coins. Tempting as long as the platter was solid gold. I reckon that would be a pay rise.
Ripbox wrote:....And why because a hand full want a digital download copy the rest of us should be forced to do the same?...
To be fair, digital downloads are being pushed by publishers as a means to destroy the second hand market and regain control of their product (they want to sell a license not an item); and being pushed for by gamers sick of all of the hoops DRM is making them jump through (assuming they can even get their DRM laden games to work) as a simpler "DRM" solution.
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by Trackmaniack » 30 Sep 2010, 19:02

Again it all comes down to: What if you have shit-for-brains internet?
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by AngelFred » 07 Oct 2010, 02:00

Trackmaniack wrote:Again it all comes down to: What if you have shit-for-brains internet?
+1 I agree with you! Personnally i have a good internet (lol) but lot of my friends don't have!
Trackmaniack wrote:I also like seeing a game really really cheap on STEAM and impulse buying it.
Lol i do the same thing.... :lol: And i also love to see cheap games that are usually 50$ at 20$.

For me, i think the 2 ways are good. The way by internet(steam) is faster (if you have a good internet, the game will be installed in no time)and you don't have to move (let's go! don't move of our chairs). More, you can't loose your games because they're save by steam on your account (yeah it work by accounts so no lost of games). The other way is cool too and it's better to have the CD in real i agree. And more cool too. :lol: And for slower internet it's more fast by this way.

That's it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by Volkai » 04 Dec 2010, 19:19

Some thoughts and suggestions on DRM (given the assumption that the Nadeo team has yet to make any final decisions on the matter):

1) Ubisoft's Constant-Internet-Connection DRM should be avoided.
  • It will make the game useless to offline players
  • It will regularly inconvenience players with unstable internet connections
  • It will regularly inconvenience players with limited (nGB/month) internet connections
  • It will not inconvenience game thieves.
2) Sell the game on Steam.
  • It will make the game easily and quickly available to online players
  • It is possible for Steam players to play offline
    This makes it viable for players with limited/unstable connections
  • It will provide an infinite/simultaneous-installs option to players who require such an option
  • Steam serves as a minimally inconveniencing DRM.
3) Also sell the game in stores, without requiring an online service.
(i.e. a non-Steam version)
  • It will make the game available - and playable - to offline players
  • It will make the game visible to non-gamers (who may buy as gifts for gamers, or possibly try it themselves)
  • It will provide a physical install disc for players who require such an option
  • It will provide an alternative to players who avoid Steam
  • It will no more enable game thieves than any other option.
4) If Possible allow -- but do not force -- the non-Steam version to be registered on Steam.
(I have no idea if this is possible, but I do know that you can register the original, pre-Steam Half-Life 1 game on Steam, which gives me hope.)
  • It will give a "best of both worlds" option to Steam players who want a physical backup disc.
  • It will encourage physical sales to Steam players.
  • Counterpoint: It would likely kill the resale value of the physical game -- which is why this must be optional to be useful.
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by wraith40 » 04 Jan 2011, 21:35

Ubisoft Disengages Always-On DRM


Ubisoft has apparently quietly turned off it's "always on" DRM for PC users. Before the change, games like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood required an internet connection in order to function, so you were basically boned if you had spotty Wi-Fi or wanted to play on airplane or something.

The new changes to Ubi's DRM scheme now mean you must have a connection when you first boot the games up, in order that you can be verified as a customer, but after that, feel free to turn off your modem and play all day..

This is a step in the right direction for Ubi. While piracy is always bad, software companies instituting DRM schemes that penalize legit customers seems like a self-defeating strategy at a certain point. After all, if it's easier and less intrusive to play a pirated game, most people will opt for that, since it's free, too. It's hard to justify paying for something that's troublesome and bad, when the "easy" version is free.

Source: PC Gamer

Read more: http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/70951 ... z1A6Iixjn7

Thanks to my friend " JimmyCorps " who found and shared this with others as i have here.
Can this be made news on here as im sure alote of people with be more than happy to here this.

Happy new year all.
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by haenry » 04 Jan 2011, 21:41

Yeah cool 8-)

But do they mean with the "first boot of the games" the very first time? After you installed a game on your PC?
Or just when you start the game every time? Which means you can't play it on holidays on a laptop or something :?
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by wraith40 » 04 Jan 2011, 21:47

haenry.

You only need to be online when you first register the game.
Once thats done you dont need to be online ever again.
You will only need to be online to play online.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by Knutselmaaster » 04 Jan 2011, 22:00

That would be a very acceptable solution indeed.

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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by haenry » 04 Jan 2011, 22:23

thanx wraith :D
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Re: Ubisoft DRM

Post by wraith40 » 04 Jan 2011, 22:49

Hey no problem haenry.

I know alote of people here near hit the roof when they found out that TM2 had DRM.
At least this is a step in the right direction.

And our friends who cant be online all of the time will be more than happy with ubisofts change of heart.

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