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Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again

Ubisoft tweets that their DRM servers are experiencing another denial of service attack, and users are having trouble playing, as was the case over the weekend. Word is: "Our servers are under attack again. Some gamers are experiencing trouble signing in. We're working on it and will keep you posted."

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60. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 9, 2010, 02:58 I've Got The News Blues
 
raVen wrote on Mar 9, 2010, 02:40:
3rd parties are responsible for patching games via Steam, and fixing problems that arise from patches.
Actually no, Valve, has to implement and test patches for third-party games into Steam which is why they sometimes get delayed because Valve doesn't dedicate enough staff for this function. However it doesn't really matter who all is at fault for this. The point is that automatic patching on Steam isn't always update-to-date for every game.

Valve has come out and said they would release a 'patch' in that event.
No, Valve hasn't done that. It is a myth. The Steam Subscriber Agreement states otherwise, and that is the official and legally binding policy. The only such patches are the ones which come from the game cracking community.

I believe it will allow offline mode if you've already logged on with that machine. I do not know specifics.
I do unless Valve changed it in the recent fixes. The point is that offline mode should have no such restrictions which rely on stored passwords and Windows GUID's like it currently does.

And I think because the client brings other features and it 'is' the DRM I mind it less.
I would prefer Steam be like Direct2Drive where if you want to use an integrated client which is tied to your account and has community features, server lists, automatic patching, etc. you can, but you don't have to, and the DRM for each game is separate so losing access to one game doesn't disable all games, and one game can be simultaneously played on more than one PC.

There are definitely benefits to having a system which is lenient
But, Steam is not that system. If you have read the Steam Subscriber Agreement and terms of use, then you would know that there is nothing lenient about Steam. It's Valve's way or the highway.

I think Steam fits this bill: As far as I know it does prevent piracy.
You don't know very much on this issue because Steam is widely cracked. Valve has actually hardened the DRM on newer titles like L4D2, but it still has been cracked. There are limits to using cracked versions of Steam in Internet multiplayer, but because Valve's games are so popular, there are more people playing on cracked Steam servers than many other PC games legitimately.

This comment was edited on Mar 9, 2010, 03:15.
 
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