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Gaming Podcast 162: Dramatic Pause Fail

February 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast, Settlers of Catan developed by Teuber or Teubler or …whatever! We’re flashing back to mr. Teuber as well and covering some cool gaming news. The news covers a few hot topics of the week, we’ve included: Pachter predicts project natal will retail for $50 Sony trying to make money off of […]

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EA Listens To The Public: No SecuROM In The Sims 3!

March 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It seems Spore was the staging point for the SecuROM revolt and the massive amazon 1-star reviews and backlash have not gone on deaf ears. Electronic Arts has opted to leave SecuROM out of The Sims 3, an upcoming release for just that reason. “We have heard your requests over the past months and here […]

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Tags: Casual Games · DRM · Editorial

DRM Free Spore Steams Forward!

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Gamers get upset when developers sneak ugly hacks onto their computers when they just want to play video games. Although gamers really only revolt when they know their being exploited, Spore is a fine example of how not to lock down a video game. Using SecuROM was a bad decision on the part of Electronic […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · Industry News · spore

Trading Used Games, Like Fraud?

November 1st, 2008 · 6 Comments

David Braben, founder of Frontier Developments, says retail outlets that buy and sell pre-owned games are “essentially defrauding the industry.” Although multiplayer gaming might not be a huge threat, the single player experience in games may die out because gamers play the game quickly and resell it back to places like GameStop for others to […]

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Tags: Console Games · DRM · Editorial · Rant

TD Gaming Podcast 93: The M.I.T Gang

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

This weeks Gaming Podcast comes out a bit early due to some travel plans and an upcoming trip to Popcap’s Bejeweled Twist launch party. This week in the news we took a look at: Metal Gear Solid 4 may be coming to Xbox 360 Ubisoft taking a page out of EA’s book Microsoft bringing the […]

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Battle.Net To Stop Piracy For Diablo 3

October 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Who needs DRM when you’ve got battle.net? Blizzard believes they can authenticate legitimate users by stopping pirates from playing Diablo 3 online using their network service Battle.net. They’re saying the system is more like Steam than like EA’s solution of lock down methods using SecuROM. Blizzard has used Battle.Net to stop piracy and allow only […]

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Tags: Blizzard · Diablo 3 · DRM

EA’s Spore Spawns Class Action Lawsuit

September 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As most folks expected, Electronic Arts use of the SecuROM trojan install has sparked up a little class action lawsuit against the publisher. At first, EA thought they could just bump the total installs from three to five to make gamers happy, but they’re out for blood. With an amazon rating of 1.5 stars and […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · spore

Spore DRM, Less Than Transparent

September 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It turns out Electronic Art’s Spore has some digital rights management (DRM) under the hood that’s irking a few video game players. We use the term “few” lightly, as game players use their voices to be heard and let them ring loud! Taking a gander at Amazon.com’s listing of Spore and you’ll see 797 customer […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · spore