Gamers Stung by Ubisoft DRM Offered Free Stuff

There's been a number of problems surrounding Ubisoft's latest DRM scheme, which requires gamers to be online constantly in order to progress through even the single player mode.

Flaws in the system due to internet connection stability aside, Ubisoft's master servers also fell under attack, which prevented paying customers from playing their rightfully owned games.

Ubisoft is now trying to soften the hardships through freebies. The game company is notifying its customers: "Following the recent temporary game server outages which may have caused disruption to some Assassin's Creed 2 players on PC only, we would like to reward your patience if you have experienced any problems by offering you some additional content - previously only available with special editions."

That special content was previously exclusive to those who bought the Black Edition of Assassin's Creed 2. Now those who forked over the premium for the special edition aren't feeling so special anymore.

According to Bit-tech and Eurogamer, some gamers on the forums have even reported that Ubisoft is offering a free game for the troubles. Such games include Hawx, Heroes Over Europe, EndWar, Shaun White's Snowboarding and Prince of Persia.

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  • el33t
    It's absolutely no use. The DRM is just unacceptable [Though it is a smart way to tackle piracy, but the 'side-effects' are a bit too annoying]

    Ubisoft will understand this when they see their sales drop down steeply with their next big release.
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  • flea420
    It's really sad when DRM causes headaches for legit buyers and is not an issue at all for the Pirates.

    I thought game companys learned this years ago?
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  • Sythix
    Lol, more fail.
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  • Sythix
    Lol, more fail.
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  • el33t
    It's absolutely no use. The DRM is just unacceptable [Though it is a smart way to tackle piracy, but the 'side-effects' are a bit too annoying]

    Ubisoft will understand this when they see their sales drop down steeply with their next big release.
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  • maigo
    Oh boy! Free bad games!
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