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Alone in the Dark Ships in EU; DRM Info

Infogrames announces Alone in the Dark is shipping to European stores for PC, Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation2 (thanks Gamer's Hell). On a related note, TVG reports the game includes the reviled SecuROM DRM, which will require an internet connection to activate the game, though it does not seem that their implementation includes the phone home features or limited number of activations that were so controversial in Mass Effect and BioShock. Finally, Kotaku reports that some sites have been getting legal threats from Atari for early reviews of the game, saying that these must be from pirated copies, prompting speculation that this would not be such an issue if these reviews were more positive. Next Generation contacted Atari for comment on this, and received none.

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31. Re: Ugh... Jun 21, 2008, 13:29 Sepharo
The copies that pirates obtain aren't always legit. Sometimes they get copies from connections in manufacturing plants, retail stores and the press.

While this is true, 0-day releases have become very rare in the past few years. Also with the increased time it takes to break DRM the pirate release date slips past the actual release date, making it not even worth the trouble to go through the leak route. I would expect that most cracked copies today are made from actual retail products, unless of course that leak happens months in advance.

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