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uPlay's latest update makes it a bit less annoying

Many people really, really hate Ubisoft’s uPlay platform. It’s seen as an unnecessary thing that stands between people and their games, especially when combined with a second client like Steam. Launching a uPlay-enabled game thr...

 
 
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Windows 10 has killed SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM

Back in the days before Steam, Origin, or uPlay, the infamous SecuROM and SafeDisc were two of the primary types of DRM developers could use. In the name of “preventing piracy” (read as “preventing perceived lost profits b...

 
 
 
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Dark Souls' transition from GFWL pushed into December

Publisher Bandai Namco recently took to the Steam discussion boards to issue an official statement in regards to Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's planned November transition away from Games for Windows Live in this update: "We are...

 
 
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Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out

The original Borderlands was one of the notable titles affected by the shutdown of GameSpy Technology at the end of May, but 2K said it would eventually use Steamworks in an effort to keep multiplayer going. That's still coming in a future ...

 
 
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Blizzard: Diablo 2 shouldn't have had an offline mode

A large chunk of people are pretty upset that the PC version of Diablo III requires you to be online when you play, especially since the recent console port let's you play offline. Blizzard has been known to defend the necessity of the onli...

 
 
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Shadowrun Returns can now be released without DRM

If you missed the opportunity to get Shadowrun Returns free of DRM during its Kickstarter fundraising and didn't eventually cave for the Steam release, you're in luck. Harebrained Schemes has successfully negotiated with Microsoft to releas...

 
 
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Witcher 3 ditches DRM on PC

The Witcher 3? More like DRM-free. Community Manager Marcin Momot took to the CD Projekt website to explain the DRM situation with the upcoming Witcher 3. "The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day 0. Zero. Zip. ...

 
 
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Only 4% of Volgarr the Viking players bought the game

Volgarr the Viking is a hardcore-focused throwback to classic 2D action titles of the past. Released last month, it has already pleased many gamers looking for a challenge. After a successful Kickstarter and getting picked up by Adult Swim ...

 
 
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SimCity team looking into offline mode

An offline mode for SimCity isn't outside the realm of possibility. Especially not in a world where Blizzard plans to take out its auction houses in Diablo III. (I'm still shocked that's going through.) "Right now we have a team specificall...

 
 
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New version of Uplay features Twitch integration

Live streaming of your videogames seems to be all the rage among you kids. Ubisoft is making a point to swoop in on that trend, and it will all come to fruition with the new iteration of Uplay. Uplay PC 4.0 will feature the integration of T...

 
 
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SimCity feedback led to an offline The Sims 4

The disastrous launch of SimCity is over and done with. Emerging from the wreckage with two million sales and counting, Electronic Arts is considering allowing the game to be played offline like many of us originally wanted. Speaking to Gam...

 
 
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Microsoft: There's work to do with Xbox One message

First the Xbox One was an always online DRM restricted console, then it wasn't. Fans booed and cried until Microsoft realized that the practicality of having an always online system just doesn't work for everyone in this day and age. Now so...

 
 
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Fans petition for return of Xbox One DRM policies

Fans are petitioning Microsoft to bring back the restrictive DRM policies previously planned for the Xbox One, asking for a return to online check-ins and demolished ownership rights. Elsewhere, dogs around the world are asking owners to bu...

 
 
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EA considers previously impossible offline SimCity

According to a customer survey being sent to SimCity players and posted on Reddit, Electronic Arts is thinking about adding an offline mode to the recently released game -- a mode EA said couldn't be done because of reasons. It's almost as ...

 
 
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Sony had 'no intention' of changing its used games policy

Speaking to the Guardian about Sony's same-old used games policy for the PlayStation 4, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House says that feedback from gamers demanding the current system remain in place was "not just, in my view, the ...

 
 
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Tretton: Microsoft 'better late than never' on DRM change

SCEA President and affable conference frontman Jack Tretton was on IGN's Up at Noon, talking a bit about Microsoft, along with answering some PS4 questions. Tretton noted that the decisions Sony has made about its new console that have reso...

 
 
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Server bugs make Darkspore unplayable, still up on Origin

[UPDATE:] EA responded to a Kotaku inquiry about Darkspore thusly: Maxis continues to support Darkspore and its servers. We recently resolved a problem where players were having issues connecting to the game. The post in question came fr...

 
 
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Are you happy with the changes to Xbox One?

Now that Microsoft has reversed their stance on initiatives restricting used game sales and more potent digital rights management for the Xbox One, has your bloodlust been sated? Does Microsoft still have work to do in convincing you of th...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Why PC Gaming Gets Away With It

The Xbox One no longer enforces restrictions on used games, but the debate over console DRM is not over. One lingering question is this -- why are consoles criticized, but PC gets away with it? One would assume the plentiful answers are ob...

 
 
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No Xbox One DRM, Titanfall, Halo, & Oculus Rift VR Sex

Hey everybody! It's The Destructoid Show! ...Again! Microsoft dropped their dumb DRM, but there's a day one patch, and we're losing some features. But hey, free Xbox Live games. Titanfall has no single-player campaign, but Respawn wan...

 
 
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An industry that needs Xbox One DRM is a failed industry

It looks like we're going to do this dance again. So soon. In the wake of Microsoft reversing its Xbox One DRM policies, brave corporate warrior Cliff Bleszinski wasted little time in telling us how this would be a bad thing for the industr...

 
 
 
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Day-one patch needed for Xbox One DRM policy changes

Sony went in a different direction than Microsoft with respect to always-on requirements and used games, and the latter company didn't hear the end of it. We certainly weren't buying the explanations. But that's in the past, now. As of toda...

 
 




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Started farming vertebrae shackles in Dark Souls III to get the last of my pyromancy Spent half an hour farming in the catacombs, and walked away with zero Using the covetous gold serpent ring with 40 This is really going to

 
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is still probably the scariest game series Ive ever played, I never play it at in-game night, especially Metro Redux comes pretty darn Ill might blog about it, depending on how busy next week turns out to

 
 

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