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Ubisoft abandons always-on DRM in PC titles

Ubisoft abandons always-on DRM in PC titles

Ubisoft has made a rather huge announcement, saying that it will no longer implement its much-hated always-on DRM in its PC games. Ubisoft's worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti announced the big news in a particularly hard-hitting interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, saying that the company has been listening to feedback from players and has decided to ditch the controversial form of digital rights management. Hopefully this decision sticks, because while always-on DRM may make investors happy, it certainly has the opposite effect on paying customers.

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Ubisoft claims 93-95% piracy rate on its PC games

Ubisoft claims 93-95% piracy rate on its PC games

Piracy on PC is a big deal for publishers, but Ubisoft always seems to be in the spotlight when there's a new story on piracy or DRM. It's hardly a secret that Ubisoft has major issues with piracy, but before it's never really gotten down to hard numbers. Today, that changed in an interview with GamesIndustry International, in which Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that Ubisoft experiences a piracy rate of 93-95% on its PC games.

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Assassin’s Creed III PC release date finally announced

Assassin’s Creed III PC release date finally announced

Last month, Ubisoft stuck with tradition and announced that the PC version of Assassin's Creed III had been delayed. At the time, the publisher didn't give a new release date for the title, only saying that it would be out before Christmas. Now we know when Assassin's Creed III will be arriving on PC, with Ubisoft giving it a release date of November 20 in North America and November 23 in the UK.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 2, 2012

Well folks, the end of Thursday is nearly upon us, which means we'll be kicking off the weekend soon. Today brought quite a bit more news about the Apple vs. Samsung trial than yesterday did, with Samsung's lawyer fighting back against allegations made by Apple's counsel. Things aren't looking too good for Samsung though, as it appears that Judge Lucy Koh has thrown out quite a bit of the company's evidence, and now Apple is requesting sanctions that uphold its patents based on yesterday's evidence leak. The upside to all of this, however, is that we got another peek at an early iPhone prototype today, so be sure to check that one out.

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New Assassin’s Creed III trailer gives a closer look at AnvilNext

New Assassin’s Creed III trailer gives a closer look at AnvilNext

There's no question that Assassin's Creed III is bringing a slew of new ideas and features to the franchise, but perhaps the biggest change is the inclusion of Ubisoft's new AnvilNext engine. We received a brief introduction to the AnvilNext engine back when Assassin's Creed III was first announced, but now a new trailer is giving us a closer look. It's also making some impressive promises, and if those are true, this stands to the be the most feature-rich Assassin's Creed game yet.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

The Sun may be setting on the final day of July, but it's also setting on the second day of the patent trial between Apple and Samsung. Today Apple gave its opening arguments while successfully getting a Google employee off the jury. Apple's lead attorney seemed to think that Samsung would be taking a "devil made me do it" approach to its defense, while the Galaxy S manufacturer (which has a lot at stake in this trial) instead said that the iPhone was "inspiring to everyone." Though it initially seemed that this trial would be nothing but boring patent talk, it now appears that it will be quite entertaining, so long as Apple and Samsung continue taking swings at one another like they did today.

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Ubisoft speaks on DRM disaster

Ubisoft speaks on DRM disaster

Yesterday, Ubisoft made headlines when it was discovered that its UPlay service had a pretty big security hole that could allow malicious websites to access users' computers. The good news is that Ubisoft has issued a patch for the issue (and managed to do that rather quickly), but the bad news is just starting for the French publisher, which is already on thin ice with PC players thanks to its fondness of always-on DRM. Indeed, this security issue wouldn't been as big of a problem if Ubisoft didn't require players to run UPlay alongside many of its games, including most Assassin's Creed titles and a few games in the Tom Clancy franchise.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

Well folks, another Monday is in the bag. We must say that for an otherwise ordinary Monday at the end of July, this one was pretty eventful as far as news stories go. Most importantly, today marked the beginning of the patent trail between Samsung and Apple. This morning we took a closer look at the trial and the arguments being made by both sides, while later on in the day we received word that a key witness in the case won't be showing up to testify. Apple's courtroom woes don't end at its trial with Samsung, however, as the company is also being sued over its Siri technology by a university in Taiwan.

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Major security vulnerability discovered in Ubisoft UPlay DRM

Major security vulnerability discovered in Ubisoft UPlay DRM

It's already pretty easy to hate Ubisoft's UPlay DRM, which requires PC gamers to remain connected to the Internet at all times while playing, but today hating it got a whole lot easier. As it turns out, the UPlay client has a pretty major security vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to take control of your computer. The problem stems from the browser plugin that is installed by the UPlay launcher - instead of only granting access to UPlay, the plugin could potentially give a wide range of websites privileged access to your computer.

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Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

The next console generation is technically getting underway with this year's release of the Wii U, but to many gamers, the next generation won't truly arrive until the next Xbox and PlayStation are introduced as well. When that will happen is really anyone's guess - we've heard plenty of rumors, but Microsoft and Sony are both remaining tight-lipped on their plans for new consoles. Today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamasutra that his company is ready for the next generation to kick off, saying that a new lineup of consoles would do a lot to spark innovation within the industry.

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