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Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down 634

ZuchinniOne writes "With Ubisoft's fantastically awful new DRM you must be online and logged in to their servers to play the games you buy. Not only was this DRM broken the very first day it was released, but now their authentication servers have failed so absolutely that no-one who legally bought their games can play them. 'At around 8am GMT, people began to complain in the Assassin's Creed 2 forum that they couldn't access the Ubisoft servers and were unable to play their games.' One can only hope that this utter failure will help to stem the tide of bad DRM."

Comment Once a year mostly.. (Score 1) 508

Because that's how long a Norton Internet Security liscence lasts. Renewing the liscense just seems like a waste of money when there are potentially better freeware products on the market. I use Avast! anyway because it's less resource heavy and intrusive.

Oh, and my XP install always seems to gain a million random apps that I use once and never uninstall, so it's nice to have a nice clean install every January! However, I have had to reinstall on various occasions where something has gone tits-up and I'm too lazy/clueless to figure out what it is. I like reinstalling Windows; you tend to find things you'd forgotten about in that mad rush to save what you want to keep before it's all washed away. Kind of like re-arranging your bedroom, or cleaning out your car..

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