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Mr Windblade Sep 21, 2013 @ 8:55pm
OTHER DRM: UPLAY
Man, that sucks. Might've been something worth buying.

When will they finally learn that Steam customers use Steam?
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E-Dub Sep 21, 2013 @ 9:18pm 
Has anyone had trouble with Uplay?
Mr Windblade Sep 21, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
http://kotaku.com/5487918/ubisofts-new-drm-system-falls-down-locks-out-paying-customers

http://www.geek.com/games/ubisoft-uplay-drm-found-to-include-a-rootkit-1506163/

http://raptr.com/RaQin_Whaitera/news/5025682ddf5dc12ff8/big-trouble-ubisoft-uplay-drm-exposed-as-rootkit-poses-security-risk

Nothing major. It has only locked out paying customers, lost game installation information permanently, and allowed random folks on the internet to execute programs on your computer remotely.

It's also a service that directly competes with Steam and doesn't always allow the Steam Overlay or your friends list.
adobongkangkong© Sep 22, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
steam as DRM is not enough?
digitalFatteh Sep 24, 2013 @ 1:09am 
Not had any real issues with UPlay. Recent update [3 months back] atleast finally shows up steam games in the games section of its end.

But, and I like em big, it is still an extra step and hinderance to many and a long way off from being ideal. Doesn't let you set username/handle, doesn't integrate the same friends list, extra patching of the 3rd party end seperate from Steam ... etc.
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Mr Windblade Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:40am 
Basically, it's a constant reminder that yes, Ubisoft is still the king of bad DRM schemes. We thought for a moment that EA was going to beat them with Origin, but Ubisoft said "Nay! We can make the worst DRM client, and expose your computer to security risks!" and EA said "Wow. We're evil, and are repeatedly voted the worst company in America, and even we couldn't go that far. Ubisoft, will you marry me?" and Ubisoft is like "No, I'm way too busy being bipolar about what Uplay is actually going to do, while I make sure that no one who buys Heroes of Might and Magic on sale this weekend will actually be able to play it."

EA then said, "Hey Ubi, baby, if your DRM is as schizophrenic as it seems, won't people just hate your company and ignore your games?" Ubi says "No, people will put up with our horrifyingly obtuse DRM scheme because they love Rayman." EA was quick to point out that Rayman didn't use the ridiculous DRM scheme, to which Ubisoft responded "Exactly why the goats are going to win." and at which point EA backed away slowly.
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Jimmy Gibbs Sep 24, 2013 @ 2:51pm 
Give us a clean version without Ubisoft DRM.
сlass101 Sep 26, 2013 @ 3:30am 
I don't even install the free copy of Splinter Cell I got with the GTX 780. Lost interest into Ubi, that is a pity, this could have been a game developed by a real team.
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Borjoyzee33 Sep 26, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Two programs just to run a game, doesn't make sense. One is more than enough.

Originally posted by class101:
I don't even install the free copy of Splinter Cell I got with the GTX 780. Lost interest into Ubi, that is a pity, this could have been a game developed by a real team.

I was the same with Assasins Creed 2. The disc is still around somewhere, gathering dust.

They must have lost a lot of PC business with UPlay, but I don't think they care so much as consoles will be where they get most of their monies. Though I did read they are bringing UPlay to the next gen consoles, and I can only hope more than a few console owners decide not to buy any Ubisoft products for them.

They will never listen otherwise.
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Mr Windblade Sep 26, 2013 @ 8:37am 
I think the truly sad part is, when we don't buy the game because of Uplay, they'll just claim that it was piracy winning.
CyberDown Sep 26, 2013 @ 7:39pm 
passing because of uplay.
(TPT) trinsic Sep 26, 2013 @ 9:57pm 
This is the last developer I would want to be developing flashback :(
Let me guess? uplay right? Im really disappointed that the worst developer in the business has the rights to this game.
Dhamma_Punk Sep 27, 2013 @ 12:29am 
Huh... I was acually gonna complain about it being $5 more on Xbox Live Arcade, but after reading this thread, an extra five bucks not to deal with Ubisoft's Uplay bulls hit doesn't sound like such a bad deal after all.....
Sid_Vicious Sep 27, 2013 @ 1:33am 
Stop complaining. All Ubisoft games have the uplay onboard. And I can't find any criminal in this.
Sid_Vicious Sep 27, 2013 @ 1:43am 
Never had any problems with Uplay
Agent Tee Sep 27, 2013 @ 2:53am 
uplay is a software by Ubisoft..
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