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December 3, 2014

Denuvo DRM has been cracked

The Denuvo piracy protection system has been unravelled by hackers after two weeks of work. Denuvo is the latest piracy protection to hit the world of PC gaming and it’s done a reasonable job with…


November 14, 2014

IncGamers readers “won’t buy” games with major DRM

The results from our latest weekly poll are in, showing that the IncGamers readership finds prohibitive Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be a significant factor when making game purchases. We asked the question “Does the…




March 28, 2013

Why EA’s DRM “backpedal” rings so hollow

EA labels president Frank Gibeau has grabbed some eye-catching headlines with his recent statement to GamesIndustry that Digital Rights Management (DRM) is “a failed dead-end strategy.” It’s a crowd-pleasing phrase, but words need to be…



August 6, 2012

Final Fantasy VII PC release pulled thanks to misfiring DRM

Square’s PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII, a project that seems to exist purely for the pun potential surrounding the new ‘Cloud saves’ feature, was released early over the weekend, but swiftly pulled due to…


July 30, 2012

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Ubisoft acknowledges major Uplay security flaw

A flaw in Ubisoft’s ‘Uplay’ software, the overlay which doubles as a social area and DRM system for the majority of Ubisoft’s recent titles, has been acknowledged by the publisher. Uplay, it seems, quietly installed…


July 16, 2012

Steam Summer Sale breaks Ubisoft’s DRM

Steam’s ongoing Summer Sale has broken Ubisoft’s PC DRM system. The publisher’s DRM (through the implementation of Uplay) requires that players be online at all times when playing their games on PC. It seems that…


June 15, 2012

German consumer association takes action over Diablo 3

The German consumer association, the vzbv, has today cautioned Blizzard over Diablo 3’s packaging description highlighting antitrust violations. The German authorities are just the latest consumer protection outfit to get stuck into Blizzard after the game’s…