All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DRM’

The Next Xbox Can Remain Offline For Only Three Minutes [Rumor]

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 next Xbox will require an Internet connection when launching games or apps on the console. It’s similar to systems in …

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This Chair Shows The Abusive, 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 pirates, while hurting legitimate consumers. Even sadder, most consumers never question these practices. So, what would happen if companies started …

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Microsoft Patents Orwellian Tech For Kinect

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 allow the Kinect camera to detect how many people are in the room at a time. As of now, the …

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Ubisoft Ditches Aggressive, Always-On DRM

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 agressive digital rights management (DRM) strategies. The most aggressive of these methods was always-on DRM, which required a constant internet …

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Ubisoft’s 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 management (DRM) system has become yet another publisher-specific digital distribution platform for the PC. Uplay has now replaced the individual …

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Once Again, Louis C.K. Finds Success In Cutting Out The Middleman

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 work. Earlier this week we told you that Louis C.K. had decided to forgo Ticketmaster and sell tickets for his …

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Tor and Forge E-Books to go DRM-Free by Early Summer

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 are reportedly considering anti-used-games DRM for their next-generation consoles. But not all companies fail to see that DRM is a …

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DirecTV Turns on DRM and Legitimate Subscribers Lose HBO

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 rights management (DRM). In doing so, subscribers who have HDTV’s that lack HDCP support are no loger able to watch …

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Steam Takes Over the Video Game World (Infographic)

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 or iTunes, two services that have also successfully brought digital distribution to the masses. No, the service I’m referring to …

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