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Report: Ubisoft Antipiracy Measure No Longer Requires Always-On Net Connection

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Beginning with this summer's release of RUSE, Ubisoft curbed the use of its atrociously executed antipiracy safeguards, which required a constant Internet connection for the game to function. Apparently, an online connection is now only required at startup.

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PC Gamer reports that the constant DRM checks on games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction have ceased. They'll only be required at startup - not throughout the game. If an online connection is lost mid-game, it will still continue.

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Earlier this year, hackers wrought havoc against Ubisoft shortly after its hated policy came to light, shutting down Ubi DRM servers and freezing PC gamers out of titles they'd bought, whether they were playing them online or not. Ubisoft responded with free game downloads for those shut out of the games.

Constant Net Connection No Longer Required For Ubisoft Games [PC Gamer]

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The Internet requirement is still pretty absurd and won't reduce piracy.

I just rented AC:B on the 360 over the holidays; I'm not buying any Ubi game until they wise up and stop wasting money on draconian and anti-customer DRM.