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SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

By Sean Patterson March 19, 2014

Publisher EA this week finally released a patch for SimCity that allows the game to be played offline. The feature had been requested from gamers since the game’s troubled launch. SimCity players will now be greeted with a “Single-Player” option …

Xbox One's DRM Reversal Gets The NMA Treatment Xbox One's DRM Reversal Gets The NMA Treatment

Microsoft made the biggest about face in gaming history yesterday when it announced that it would be removing the previously announced restrictive DRM from the Xbox One. The Internet had plenty to say about the Xbox One supporting used games …

The Xbox One Will Be Ditching Its DRM [Rumor] The Xbox One Will Be Ditching Its DRM [Rumor]
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UPDATE: Microsoft just updated its blog to share the new Xbox One policy going forward. Here it is: An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new …

Microsoft: No Internet? Stick With Xbox 360. Microsoft: No Internet? Stick With Xbox 360.
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Following Microsoft’s big Xbox One reveal three weeks ago, company executives began putting out contradicting and worrying statements about the new console’s DRM and used game policies. Microsoft has since confirmed many of the worst parts of the rumors. The …

You Can Buy Used Games On Xbox One You Can Buy Used Games On Xbox One
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Can you trade in Xbox One games? Can you play Xbox One games on a friend’s console? Will there be a fee to transfer games from one Xbox One to the other? All these questions and more have finally been …

The Next Xbox Won't Require Always Online Internet The Next Xbox Won't Require Always Online Internet

One of the more controversial rumors surrounding the next Xbox is that it would require an always online Internet connection. Some rumors even said that the next Xbox can only remain offline for three minutes before interrupting a game to …

Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All Tor UK Finds That DRM May Not Be Necessary After All
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DRM, or digital rights management, isn’t well-liked among consumers. More often than not, it punishes legitimate consumers while doing nothing to stop piracy. Most legacy content industries still insist that DRM is needed to stop piracy, but is it really …

Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year
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Netflix made Samsung Chromebook owners happy last month when it brought instant streaming to Chrome OS through the power of HTML5. It was finally able to do so thanks to a few recent developments made to the Web standard. Now …

Next Xbox Will Require An Always Online Connection Next Xbox Will Require An Always Online Connection
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One of the more persistent rumors about the next Xbox is that it will require an always online Internet connection. New reports seem to suggest that this particular rumor may be fact. Sources speaking to Kotaku are saying that the …

This Chair Shows The Anti-Consumer Side Of DRM This Chair Shows The Anti-Consumer Side Of DRM

DRM is a fact of life these days. Every company wants to protect their digital content with varying degrees of security from product codes to always online Internet connections. The sad part is that most DRM solutions fail to stop …

Microsoft Patents Orwellian Video Capture Tech Microsoft Patents Orwellian Video Capture Tech
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The Kinect has been a huge success for Microsoft since it was introduced in 2010. The games might not be the best, but Microsoft may have other plans in store for the camera. A recent patent filed by Microsoft would …

Ubisoft Ditches Aggressive, Always-On DRM Ubisoft Ditches Aggressive, Always-On DRM
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With two of the most anticipated titles of 2012, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3, just over the horizon, Ubisoft has no reason to question the way it conducts business. For years now, gamers have complained loudly about Ubisoft’s …

Uplay Becomes a Digital Distribution Platform Uplay Becomes a Digital Distribution Platform

Gamescom 2012 has already featured some big announcements, some revealing more than at this year’s E3. Perhaps the biggest announcement of the show, though, has not been directly about a video game. Today Ubisoft announced that its Uplay digital rights …

Louis C.K. Succeeds In Cutting Out The Middleman Louis C.K. Succeeds In Cutting Out The Middleman
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Louis C.K. continues to give a giant middle finger to middlemen, networks, and anyone who would attempt to make you pay any more than is reasonable or necessary for his product. And the awesome thing is that it continues to …

Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer
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DRM is a bit of a conundrum. It has, as far as I know, never deterred piracy, yet entertainment companies continue to implement DRM solutions that hinder or block paying customers. A recent example is that both Sony and Microsoft …

DirecTV Turns on DRM, Subscribers Lose HBO DirecTV Turns on DRM, Subscribers Lose HBO
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DirecTV subscribers who enjoy watching Game of Thrones on their older HDTV set might find themselves blocked from doing so this week. Dave Zatz reported this week on his blog that DirecTV has implemented High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) digital …

Steam: Digital Distribution Done Right Steam: Digital Distribution Done Right

While the concept of digital distribution is still a sore point among many content providers across the entertainment industry, there’s at least entity that not only has embraced digital distribution, it has mastered it. No, I’m not talking about Netflix …