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Uplay Patched

The security flaw siacovered today in Uplay has been patched by Ubisoft, reports GamesIndustry International, though the Uplay Website remains mum on the whole topic. "We have made a forced patch to correct the flaw in the browser plug-in for the uPlay PC application that was brought to our attention earlier today," reads an official statement from the company. "We recommend that all uPlay users update their uPlay PC application without a Web browser open. This will allow the plug-in to update correctly. An updated version of the uPlay PC installer with the patch also is available from uPlay.com."

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16. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 31, 2012, 00:45 Prez
 
NKD wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 00:12:
Prez wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 23:56:
They cling to this bullshit DRM like it's their lifeblood. Are they really too stupid to realize that this garbage only serves to screw paying customers and limit their sales? Or is it just them being too mule-headed stubborn to admit that their precious DRM is an utter failure in every way?

Given that a large percentage of their sales are on console where no one even knows what DRM means... I don't think they really care.

I don't care about consoles - I was talking PC sales. If they are going to do PC releases, even if total PC sales are only a small fraction of XBOX or PS3 sales, I still assume that they would want the most PC sales possible. The conventional wisdom that most PC gamers are oblivious to drm is one I do not buy into; I just don't see how it's possible that this uplay garbage is NOT hurting sales.

They don't care. They firmly, genuinely believe that the vast majority of their lost sales aren't because of their policies, it is because of piracy. They don't have any doubt that it is so.

Their games are still heavily pirated even with their uplay bullshit. There's simply no way they can't know this, unless they are stupid. Meaning they knowingly keep an ineffective, broken system in place that hurts paying customers only, in turn giving people more incentive to pirate. Which would also seem to indicate that they are stupid as far as I am concerned. The other option, that they are aware of all this and are just being mule-headed, is slightly less damning I guess, but not much.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 2012, 00:58.
 
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