SCHADENFREUDE

Keurig’s Attempt To Block ‘Pirate’ Coffee Can Be Hacked With Scissors And Tape

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Keurig does not want you using coffee that hasn't paid them a royalty. And their system to prevent that can be defeated with tape.

#video games

‘Watch Dogs’ Demonstrates Yet Again The Failures Of Always-On DRM

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'Watch Dogs' proves yet again that always-on DRM is pointless.

#LISTS

Xbox One's Dramatic DRM Reversal: Five Questions

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The Xbox One's draconian DRM is done. But that still leaves us wondering about the aftermath.

PIRACY

Greenheart Games' Anti-Piracy Stunt Reveals Some Depressing Piracy Stats

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Greenheart Games pulled a hilarious trick on pirates... but it yielded some troubling results.

#video games

Say What Now? EA Slams DRM, Claims ‘SimCity’ Is Actually An MMO

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...and here you dummies thought SimCity was some sort of city building simulation. Hah!

#video games

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello Resigns Amid Disastrous ‘SimCity’ Launch

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EA's CEO John Riccitiello has resigned. This comes after 'SimCity' had one of the most botched game launches ever, among other problems for the company.

SImCity

A Primer On 'SimCity', The Most Horrifically Botched Game Launch In Recent Memory

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'SimCity' should have been a triumphant launch. Instead it was a mess. Here's what happened.

#LISTS

SimCity As Case Study: Four Reasons Gaming Companies Need To Ditch Always-On DRM

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Always-on DRM is a bad idea that game companies just won't seem to let go of. Here's why they should.

#video games

How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Digital Rights Management (DRM) Of Video Games?

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DRM: love it or hate it, on games it's not going anywhere. But how far are you willing to let it go?

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Net Effect — Has The Internet Made It Better or Worse to be a Gamer?

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So, as we established recently, I'm an old man who's been playing video games for a long time, and nothing's had as big an impact on gaming during the 25-years I've been at it as the Internet.

#video games

Serious Sam 3 Has…An Anti-Piracy Scorpion?

UPDATE: This is, according to Croteam, 100% legit.

PIRACY

Nerds Prove DRM Is A Pain In the A$s, Causes Piracy

Hey, remember when music companies were all like "you can't rip our CDs, so there," and then people said "Hey, I can use a Sharpie and defeat your controls".


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