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Recently, there have been a growing number of complaints from PC owners of Tron: Evolution, a game that was once available on the Steam store but has since been removed. That doesn't mean that people

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Today, GOG.COM has re-released Synergistic Software's Diablo: Hellfire expansion to Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo. It comes free for current owners of the title, and the Diablo and Diablo: Hellfire

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Update: A new update from Square Enix has resolved the issue. Original Story continues below It's rare that you see an online requirement being added to a product several years after release, but a

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The folks over at GOG are on a righteous crusade. Their new initiative, FCK DRM, aims to educate consumers about the DRM (digital rights management) that's often baked into the media they consume, as

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Arc System Works announced its official guidelines for streaming BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and many streamers aren’t happy with the restrictions. The guidelines allow for plenty of versus, open play

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Sony has filed a patent which proposes the use of blockchain technology as a way to supplement or replace DRM (digital rights management) in games and other media. Right now, DRM on PS4 games is

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In an almost unprecedented move, Katsuhiro Harada, the longtime producer and director of the Tekken series, has posted some messages on Twitter addressing recent performance issues that have popped

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The infamous anti-piracy and anti-cheat company Denuvo has been purchased by Irdeto. Irdeto is a Dutch company that provides similar security software for a variety of spheres, including “media

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Games for Windows Live has been officially dead for more than three years with, with support for Microsoft's first attempt at a PC gaming platform ending in July of 2014. Many games that once used

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Mass Effect: Andromeda received patch 1.09 recently, which brought about a bunch of fixes to the game and continued to improve the game's facial animations. Bioware failed to mention that the Denuvo

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According to a post on Russian forum RSDN, Denuvo - creators of one of the currently most prolific anti-piracy software in video gaming - have been illegally using someone else's software in their

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The indie stealth adventure game 2Dark has removed the Denuvo DRM from their game following a deluge of complaints according to a statement from publisher Bigben Interactive released on the game's

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The newest version of the controversial one-stop Digital Rights Management solution Denuvo has already been cracked by crackers. The game using this version of Denuvo is 2Dark, a stealth-adventure

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Anti-piracy solution Denuvo was, until recently, a very viable option to bar pirates from playing illegally downloaded games. After it was first used in 2014, reports came out stating that the

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Digital Rights Managment (DRM) is a contentious subject around games, and of the current DRM solutions commonly used, perhaps none is more so than Denuvo's "anti-tamper" technology. The lack of

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We recently reported on the fact that the encryption on Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Forge on PC had their DRM decrypted very quickly. However, the whole situation, along with reports of bad

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Update: If you want to learn more about this situation, we had a talk with Atari1337 who did some of the decryption, using a tool created by Infogram who made the tool to decrypt Halo 5: Forge. There

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF) has petitioned the FTC to introduce labeling rules which would require retailers to warn consumers if products sold on their platforms contain DRM. DRM can be

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No seriously, it's not that hard. Look, I'm one to talk, I haven't actually had any experience in the field of Game Development. Sure, I've got a Software Engineering degree, and I spent 6 years in

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In response to draconian laws that forbid DRM circumvention, the EFF petitioned the Librarian of Congress to allow certain exemptions for fair use and non copyright infringing purposes. The Librarian

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Trade officials representing the twelve countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have reached a final agreement. However, these negotiations were merely the first step in the process. Now the

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Based on a translation of a German interview first done by Rock Paper Shotgun, it seems that DRM has struck again with stopping legitimate copies of games being played, but this time around it's

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Update #2: After being in contact with a Capcom PR representative, and making them aware of the situation, I've been informed today that an issue regarding securROM's end has been taken care of, and

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PC Gamers and Digital Rights Management, more commonly known as DRM, have rarely gotten along. Often touted as an anti-piracy measure, most gamers recall the horror stories of DRM breaking game

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And so, the year of 2014 has come to pass. Happy New Year to all you lovely readers! Did any of you make any New Year's resolutions? I did. " I shall never again pre-order a game. Ever." As far as I

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a subject that is often glossed over in what some would call the "mainstream gaming media". In order to protect games, publishers employ some method of encryption