Tron: Evolution is a Disney video-game that comes with the notorious Securom DRM (previously). Thanks to unspecified DRM issues, anyone who bought the game but didn't activate it can no longer do so, a situation that has been known since at least October. — Read the rest
Nick sends us Brain Chef, "A fun addictive browser game.
Simple to play, choose to be a human or a zombie and move around the map hunting other online players.
Humans want to kill zombies.
Zombies want to kill humans.
Everyone wants to kill SecuROM." — Read the rest
Electronic Arts has released a de-activation tool for removing the SecuRom digital rights management that the company earlier deployed on several of its games. SecuROM is known as the most Draconian DRM tool for games, apt to screw u your computer and harm your ability to play the games you bought. — Read the rest
The FTC's public hearing on DRM is a smash sensation — they're being flooded with anti-DRM comments, mostly from gamers:
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The Federal Trade Commission wants to know about DRM, and it's hosting a March conference on the topic. The agency looks set to get an earful–today is the final day to file public comments, and more than 700 individuals have already done so.
BoingBoing reader David Hayward says,
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2K's BioShock is easily the most overhyped game so far this year, though it is quite beautiful.
What they're no doubt underhyping as best they can is the fact that the PC version of the game is packaged with SecuROM copy protection, a piece of third party anti-copying software that phones home and prevents installation on more than 2 PCs.