It Just Keeps Getting Better: Ubisoft DRM Troubles Caused by “Server Attack”

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fastlock

It's really a shame how publishers like Ubisoft punish this bad to us buying customers. For that I'm not even willing to try to play this surely great game.I can tell for sure that none of this crappy DRMs have ever stopped pirates to cracking this garbage of a protection system. All of this is just like additional content for hackers to play with before they even, if ever, try the game itself.

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BaggerX

Whether it's due to an astounding lack of foresight, or just incompetence, UBI's DRM system is screwing its customers.  They deserve to burn for that.

Main Rig

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Cy-Kill

Sure, the servers were 'under attack', here we go with Ubisoft blaming everyone but themselves for their servers failing!

Cy-Kill

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Lummoxx

In related news...

Percy the Software Pirate gives AC2 two thumbs up.

"It's great fun!", remarked Percy.  "As a matter of fact, when I get bored and move on to the next game, I might even shut down my DDOS botnet and let everyone who bought it have a try!"

We also caught up to Ned Normal.  During our interview, when we asked him for his opinions on SecureROM, DRM, and requring an online persistent connection, a glazed look and a bit of drool were our only reward.  We then noticed a new copy of AC2 on his desk, and asked how he liked it.

"Oh, that?  Dunno.  Put the disk in, and did the installer thingy, but it won't play.  Says I need to connect it to a 'swerver' or something.  You know where I can get one of those so I can play the game?

"slamming on the breaks" - ninja knee-capper approves

 

 

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COMMANDER_COOK

Something tells me that this is going to happen more and more.....

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k11k

I have no love for Ubisoft at the moment, as the attack go on I sit here and lol. I hope this will show other looking to go this route, say its not worth the trouble. Hopefully they get a few lawsuit that will make them double think this.

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mlee19

Ubisoft does put out some amazing titles but the DRMs are fricken
ridicules!!!!! If you put out a great product, make it easy to use, and
have great service and customer support with great relations, "piracy"
will be a minimal problem. Other publishers have done so without much issues.

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Danthrax66

I really hope ubisoft gets many lawsuits filed against them for this and they go out of business so the rest of the industry finally wakes up and stops this drm bs. Oh and appearently the spam filter doesn't let you link wikipedia articles (found this out in another article)

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I Jedi

Dear MxPC... Love the site, but I'm really getting annoyed with your spam-filtering bot... It keeps saying screw you, and will not allow me to post.. I have tried numerous ways of reformating the post, but I figure its probably hates all my advertisements, or rather bashing advertisements for Ubisoft in my post... Hm...

 Oh, and to the 4Chan post, which also mysteriously disapered, like my post did. I happen to agree with you, dude. 4Chan is numerous, especially /b/ for pulling such shit.

 

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WindowsXP

Yeah, 4Chan is a weird group. Although most of them are outright nutjobs, I think they can pull some interesting stunts, but all I can see is this causing Ubisoft to treat everyone like a terro-....potential EULA breaker.

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thesmilies

Understatement of the year.

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WindowsXP

Hehe, what understatement did you mean?

By the way, this business practice goes against everything I learned in economics class. For some reason, even though they have enraged their consumers, they still make money. Weird.

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thesmilies

Either 4chan being weird or Ubi going into full paranoia mode and thinking everybody is out to get them.

 =)

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Mike Hawk

Wait there are people NOT out to get them? Whn I heard that UBI was going srever-side for game authentication it was posting a "Please DDOS here" Sign on it and problems with the server which they said confirms it.

I can see this being 4chan related, this can be 'justified" for a cause and if I had the 'skillz' I would do the same thing as well! Don't tell me nobody saw this coming! 24hours to crack the drm 72 to Jam the servers, a week to fully unlock the game. and little more than that for more coordinated attacks! I can see this now.............Once again this is *in theory* 

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BaggerX

They definitely did this to themselves. While the perpetrators are responsible as well, it's like leaving your car in the parking lot with the keys in the ignition... and the engine running... and a sign sayign "Please don't steal my car, I'll be back for it tomorrow".

Main Rig

 

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nekollx

*dances on Ubisoft's grave*

 

Maybe they will learn from this?

 

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