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01-17-12, 05:30 AM
Ubisoft‚??s DRM isn‚??t exactly known for its gentle, loving caress in matters near and dear to PC gamers‚?? hearts, but the latest tightening of the cuffs seems a bit overkill-ish even by Ubi‚??s standards. In attempting to review Anno 2070‚?≤s performance on a range of hardware configurations, Guru3D (http://www.guru3d.com/news/why-guru3d-probably-never-will-review-ubisoft-titles-anymore/) made an extremely disappointing discovery: The second the site switched out a GTX 580 for a GTX 590, Anno demanded another, separate activation. On top of that, the game gives you a whopping three whole activations to work with, so think carefully before spelunking around in your machine‚??s brittle innards.

I‚??ve fired off a mail to Ubisoft asking whether this is an intentional piece of extra armor plating for its DRM Voltron, or merely a glitch the publisher plans on patching out. Fingers crossed for the latter, though precedent‚??s not exactly on our side.

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Johnny C
01-17-12, 08:58 PM
Boycott Ubi...end of problem.