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PC game developers foretell the death of DRM

If you were one of the many recruits in last year's war on restrictive, invasive DRM, you may want to check out a recent article on Gamasutra that features opinions on PC gaming piracy protection (that's a mouthful) from a number of gaming industry movers and shakers. The general sentiment of thes...

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Broken promises, or 'How GameStop's error cost Stardock a vacation'

Stardock employees had their Easter weekend ruined by GameStop when the retailer decided to break street date on the Gas Powered Games-developed action RTS, Demigod. "We were looking forward to the weekend to recover," Stardock CEO Brad Wardell wrote on the publisher's official forum. "Instead, we...

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GDC09: Understanding what Stardock's Goo means to the used PC games market

Stardock's Game Object Obfuscation (Goo) sounds super complex (and it is), but all we -- "the consumer" -- need to grasp is that it could very well open up a "used" PC games market. Although this sounds like something that would make publishers and developers irate, the clever part with Goo is tho...

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Stardock introduces flexible DRM solution: Goo

DRM is a sticky subject in the PC gaming scene. While most publishers see it as a necessary evil, many consumers complain about the unfair restrictions imposed by some DRM solutions. Stardock's new Goo program may clean things up. Game Object Obfuscation, or Goo for short, is a client-free DRM solut...

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Wii, meet goo: Japanese web portal offers content for Internet Channel

goo, a Japanese search engine and content portal (think Yahoo!, but without the silly na-- oh, never mind), has unveiled a content channel optimized for the Wii Internet Channel and featuring exclusive stuff for Wii users. Right now, the only new Wii-specific content is found in the far-left link,...

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Joystiq hands-on: World of Goo (WiiWare)

Cute graphics and sounds: Check. Clever puzzle mechanic: Check. Irresistible gameplay: Check. World of Goo hits the required bullet points to be an indie game darling. And comfortable Wii Remote controls make it a perfect fit to be in Nintendo's WiiWare lineup. Players build simple structures by poi...

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Wii News Channel is live

Although announced for a Saturday unveiling, Nintendo went ahead and launched the Wii News Channel this morning. The service is free and requires a system update (that you'll likely be prompted to do next time you turn on your console). The service uses a globe for news searching much like the for...

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