Games maker Ubisoft drew global ire when it announced that all its new titles, starting with Silent Hunter 5 and Assassin's Creed 2, would henceforth be crippled with a DRM that would kick you off the game and wipe out your play if your Internet connection dropped for even a moment. From soldiers on forward-fire bases to people who just don't want to have to be online to play a single-player game, gamers all over the world treated Ubisoft's announcement as a declaration of war on the rights of game-buyers to enjoy their property in legitimate ways.
Now comes the news that Ubisoft's DRM was broken less than 24 hours after release, which isn't such a surprise, really. After all, these are gamers: Ubisoft set them a challenge. Solving challenges is what gamers do. And the bragging rights are monster.
Ubisoft's New DRM Cracked in Under 24-Hours - Updated!
ÃŸÃŸÃŸ ° Ã› 1. Unpack release Ã› Ã›
± Ã› 2. Mount image or burn it Ã› Ã›
Ã› Ã› 3. Install Ã› Ã›
Ã› Ã› 4. Copy the content from the SKIDROW folder on the DVD to your Ã› Ã›
Ã› Ã› installation directory and overwrite Ã› Ã›
Ã› Ã› 5. Play the game Ã› Ã›
A group of tech firms will meet today to plan the filing of an amicus brief in support of lawsuit to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban.” Trump’s order was issued on Friday, and restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries in which Trump has no business interests. Adjacent Muslim-majority nations in which Trump does […]
The World Economic Forum asked “leaders from business, government, academia and nongovernmental and international organizations” to take a survey on the potential risks and benefits of different emerging technologies. They seemed to think the space technologies will have little benefit and pose little risk. Energy capture, storage, and transmission has the great promise and little […]
The graphene temporary tattoo seen here is the thinnest epidermal electronic device ever and according to the University of Texas at Austin researchers who developed it, the device can take some medical measurements as accurately as bulky wearable sensors like EKG monitors. From IEEE Spectrum: Graphene’s conformity to the skin might be what enables the […]
Python is immensely popular in the data science world for the same reason it is in most other areas of computing—it has highly readable syntax and is suitable for anything from short scripts to massive web services. One of its most exciting, newest applications, however, is in machine learning. You can dive into this booming […]
Learning new skills is a great way to improve your resume and stand out from other candidates. Especially in a workforce in which many job-seekers have a wide variety of qualifications. With lifetime access to Virtual Training Company, you won’t have to choose a specific focus. You can pick up new expertise whenever you deem it […]
Instead of throwing out all the empties after your next party, why not transform them into some new DIY glassware? Cut back on waste and add some home ambiance with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter and Candle Making Kit.The Kinkajou is designed as a clamp-on scoring blade to make precise cuts. Just slide a bottle in, tighten […]