Quantcast
German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Diablo III  



German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM


11:30 AM on 07.24.2012
German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM photo



A German advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organisations, is threatening legal action against Activision-Blizzard over the "always-on" DRM requirements in Diablo III

The group demands that Diablo III's packaging be altered to warn consumers about its Internet requirement before they buy. The company has until July 27 to address the issue, or FCO will have its day in court. 

This isn't the first time the German consumer advocate has had a pop at Acti-Blizz. It had previously blasted Diablo III over its notorious downtime at launch

Frankly, I say best of luck to 'em. I think if companies want to keep putting these kinds of conditions into the gameplay experience, they totally should be made to admit it upfront. As publishers more and more make demands of consumers, it's not unreasonable for consumers to start making demands back. 

German advocacy group sets ultimatum for Diablo 3 [CVG]





China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III photo


Diablo III Auction House closing down on June 24 forever and ever, also forever photo


Diablo III's higher Legendary drop rate is now permanent photo


Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PS4 sure looks like Diablo photo


Blizzard enacts special anniversary bonus for Diablo III photo


Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition coming to consoles on August 19 photo


How the 'new' Diablo III brought me back in photo


Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in the works for Xbox One photo


Closing up shop: Diablo III's Auction House is officially offline photo


Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today photo


Diablo III Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Diablo III



2:00 AM on 07.16.2014
China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III

Chinese company Netease will complete its commitment to Blizzard by bringing Diablo III to China. While the release date has not been officially announced, this release will mark the last major Blizzard franchise to hit the C...more



2:00 AM on 06.19.2014
Diablo III Auction House closing down on June 24 forever and ever, also forever

If you're using or have ever used the Diablo III Auction House, you might consider claiming your items and clearing out before it closes down for good on June 24. That's less than a week away, so better get cracking. Weirdly ...more



2:30 PM on 05.22.2014
Diablo III's higher Legendary drop rate is now permanent

For Diablo III's second anniversary, Blizzard introduced a temporary one-hundred percent boost to PC and Mac players' Legendary item drop rate. Which was great -- the buff, not the fact that it was for a limited time. From th...more



5:30 PM on 05.20.2014
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PS4 sure looks like Diablo

Have you been playing Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion on PC for the last two months? If so, then you know exactly what it looks like, and there's probably nothing in this video for you. Go ahead and take this dow...more



8:00 AM on 05.15.2014
Blizzard enacts special anniversary bonus for Diablo III

Were you planning on playing Reaper of Souls this weekend? Well you might want to reconsider if it wasn't in the cards, because Blizzard has added a special buff for everyone that will be playing Diablo III in the next w...more



12:30 PM on 05.12.2014
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition coming to consoles on August 19

We've known for a while now that Diablo III would be sauntering to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point. Today, that timeframe becomes a whole lot more clear. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be available ...more



6:00 PM on 03.30.2014
How the 'new' Diablo III brought me back in

I never thought I would actually say this, but I am enjoying myself while playing Diablo III. Keep in mind this is without Reaper of Souls, and is entirely about the newest patch -- Loot 2.0. After spending countless hours ...more



3:00 PM on 03.24.2014
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in the works for Xbox One

Blizzard hasn't announced Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One to accompany its PlayStation 4 release, but lead producer Alex Mayberry told Videogamer that it's in development. "I don't know where we are with Micros...more



2:15 PM on 03.18.2014
Closing up shop: Diablo III's Auction House is officially offline

Diablo III's Auction House has seen its last new listing. As of today, the controversial marketplace exists only as a place for players to finish up their current auctions before the tab disappears altogether. Players have un...more



7:00 PM on 02.25.2014
Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today

This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one. Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Role-Playing Games

6:00 AM on 08.01.2014
Square Enix announces Dragon Quest IV for iOS

Square Enix revealed its gamescom lineup this week, including a localized version of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen on iOS. The classic RPG first launched for NES in 1990, and has since come to PS1, Nintendo DS, iOS,...more



11:00 PM on 07.31.2014
This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime

NIS America released the first English trailer for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum today, and there's about three seconds of gameplay throughout its two-minute duration. The PlayStation 3 "roguelike role-playing game" ...more



7:00 PM on 07.31.2014
Transistor gets a Steam sale and extended soundtrack

Supergiant is hosting a weekend sale for Transistor on Steam. At 33 percent off, you can grab the action-RPG for $13.39 and its soundtrack for $6.69 until August 4. There's also a special something for those of us who already...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more