Win: Ubisoft's DRM Slightly Less Crappy Than Before

By Allen Park

January 4, 2011

Remember when gamers the world over were raging as Ubisoft announced a new form of DRM that would require all their games to have a constant Internet connection to run? Remember when pirates got around that DRM and plundered the hell out of Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction anyway?

Apparently Ubisoft’s finally taken that to heart, as folks on the Internet are reporting that the once-restrictive DRM is now no more on those two games. Instead of requiring a constant Internet connection, the games require an Internet connection to validate the copy only when they boot up every time.

This is a nice step in the right direction, but there’s still quite a number of folks out there without a reliable Internet connection that won’t be able to consistently play any of these games.  I guess it’s back to the drawing board, Ubisoft.

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Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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