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CD Projekt RED will “never use any DRM anymore”

CD Projekt RED, which famously let DRM creep into the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings before promptly patching it back out, has sworn off the anti-piracy measure for good.

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Securom headlines

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC receives 2.6GB patch, removes DRM

    The release of Battlefield 3 is a mere several weeks away, but those PC gamers still enjoying the previous instalment will be pleased to hear EA has joined the ranks of publishers that release a title DRM’d to the nines, only to later put out a patch to remove it. Huzzah!

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  • Dragon Age II SecuROM debate continues

    BioWare and EA’s public relations nightmare continues, as vocal anti-DRM groups accuse the company of failing to declare Dragon Age II’s SecuROM-related Sony Release Control.

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  • Dragon Age II does not "use SecuROM for the DRM," says BioWare

    BioWare’s live team technical producer Derek “CrushBug” French has said that reports of SecuROM DRM in Dragon Age 2 are not what they seem.

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  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC update drops SecuROM DRM

    PC gamer? SecuROM kicking your ass constantly? Well, you can kick its ass for once: the latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC patch has dropped the DRM software from the game.

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  • SecuROM for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 explained

    The SecuROM implemented with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been explained a bit by DICE over on the official blog, and it looks like it will only be running when the game is running.

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  • Dragon Age: Origins to eschew DRM

    BioWare’s confirmed that the PC version of anticipated RPG Dragon Age: Origins won’t come with SecuROM or anything else like it. From the game’s forums: We’re happy to announce that the boxed/retail PC version of Dragon Age: Origins will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. In other words, […]

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  • PC Gaming Alliance loses Activision, gains SecuROM

    The member’s page of the PC Gaming Alliance has seemingly lost its Activision logo. Why? The PCGA told Kotaku that “a few members have decided they cannot justify the budget (membership and staff) required to maintain an active role in the PC Gaming Alliance at this time.” While it’s lost a member, however, the PC-loving […]

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  • Red Alert 3 Steam patch removes SecuROM

    A Steam patch released yesterday for Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 removes the SecuROM and Steam digital rights from your game. Next time you log in, the patch will apply itself and will also remove the game-specific license from your machine. More information over on GamersDigest

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  • Rockstar talks GTA IV PC DRM

    Rockstar’s outlined the DRM methods used for the PC version of GTA IV in this IGN article, confirming that you’ll need to register the game every time you install it on a new machine. The title will use SecuROM, but you’ll be able to install it as many times as you like. There’s a lot […]

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  • EA sued over SecuROM

    According to this GamesPolitics piece, EA’s facing a pair of class action suits of its use of copy protection system SecuROM. The cases, filed by Pennsylvanian Richard Eldridge and Dianna Cortez of Missouri, accuse EA of “deceptive and unlawful” practices, and claim the publisher’s use of SecuROM is “immoral, unethical, oppressive [and] unscrupulous,” among much […]

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  • Far Cry 2 to use SecuROM, five installs on three PCs

    Far Cry 2 is the latest PC game to use SecuROM protection, according to this Blues post, and will apparently allow five installs on three computers. According to that story, based on this forum post from a Ubi rep, “Uninstalling the game ‘refunds’ an activation. This process is called ‘revoke’, so as long as you […]

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  • Rumour: Crysis Warhead carrying limited installs

    God. Here we go again. This GameExtract piece is carrying an image supposedly taken from the install process of Crysis Warhead which includes the line, “The first end user of this License can install and authenticate CRYSIS WARHEAD on a set number of machines.” No idea if this is legit or not, but seeing as […]

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  • SecuROM to be used on Red Alert 3

    EA’s confirmed that SecuROM copy protection is to be used on Red Alert 3, despite the fact Spore’s been hammered by complaints about the system. The settings aren’t going to be as stringent this time round though, said an EA staffer in this forum post. – We will authenticate your game online when you install […]

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  • PC Alone in the Dark uses SecuROM online protection

    Atari just confirmed that the PC version of Alone in the Dark uses the unpopular SecuROM online protection system for verification. “This requires that in addition to the content on the game disk, players download an additional component via an internet connection in order to install and run the game,” said the firm in a […]

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  • Spore ditches 10-day authetication system

    Following news that Mass Effect will now no longer use SecuRom’s automatic ten-day authentication system, EA’s confirmed that Spore’s to ditch the unpopular measure as well. Press release after the link. Good work for actually listening to people, EA. Thanks, Kotaku.

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