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Schadenfreude

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Ubisoft’s new draconian DRM that was supposed to require a permanent internet connection while playing single-player games has been cracked a mere 25 hours after release of the first PC game to have the DRM – Silent Hunter V.

For their part, Ubisoft deny the viability of the cracked copies:

“Please know that this rumor is false and while a pirated version may seem to be complete at start up, any gamer who downloads and plays a cracked version will find that their version is not complete.”

Specifically, the server-based cloud system for savegames is not available. Y’know, the “feature” they added along with the DRM that nobody gives a shit about because nobody plays the same game on two different computers. To quote the Tom Francis at PC Gamer:

“The only benefit we’re being offered is the ability to store our savegames online. Personally, I’m in the rare position of getting to play PC games at work, and even for me this is a fringe benefit.”

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