April 24, 2010

Assasins Creed II DRM Hacked!

Ubisoft in all of it’s wis­dom in an effort to pro­tect it’s work­ers and prop­er­ty decid­ed to devel­op DRM that would require you to have a con­stant Inter­net con­nec­tion to play Assas­sins Creed II online.  This basi­cal­ly meant if your Inter­net con­nec­tion dropped, even for a moment, the game would close.  This has caused hav­oc for many gamers who live in areas with “less then stel­lar” Inter­net con­nec­tions.  This DRM has been a pain in the back­side of legit­i­mate play­ers of the game.  It even man­aged to keep hack­ers at bay for some time. 
Today hack­ers have cracked Ubisofts DRM and then left a rather humor­ous mes­sage for them which read, “Thank you Ubisoft, this was quite [sic] a chal­lenge for us, but noth­ing stops the lead­ing force from doing what we do. Next time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was prob­a­bly hor­ri­ble for all legit users. We just make their lifes [sic] eas­i­er.”
While I am not a pro­po­nent of pira­cy,  solu­tions such as this one cre­at­ed by hack­ing groups ensure that Assas­s­in’s Creed II will still be playable years from now, or in the event of a con­nec­tion out­age.
Per­son­al­ly, I have to agree with the hack­ers sen­ti­ments.  DRM is start­ing to become more of a has­sle to legit­i­mate users more so then it deters pirates.


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  2. PimpmasterF - April 24, 2010 5:37 pm

    I had heard of this and all I could think to myself was “WTF??” This is a super cool game but its for this rea­son that Im real­ly glad I bought it for PS3, Grant­ed I have net all the time but if im play­ing and my net goes out then im screwed and thats just not cool, I can total­ly agree with the hack­ers state­ment here, the gamer should­nt be depen­dant on their net to be able to play a game, they paid for it they should get unde­ni­ably sta­ble game­play unin­terupt­ed by the sta­tus of their net.


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