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Final Fantasy VII PC released early, then pulled

Yes, it is possible for a game to be considered "released early" in 2012 even after having been originally made in 1997. The new PC version of Final Fantasy VII showed up for sale on the website last night, according to reports on the forums. The problem is that the downloaded copies don't work...

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Mass Effect 2 system requirements revealed, restrictive DRM removed

We've got good news and great news for PC gaming space opera enthusiasts -- we'll start with the former and work our way up, building a beautiful good news crescendo. So, here's the good: EA recently announced the system requirements for Mass Effect 2, which we've posted after the jump. Now you can...

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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...

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PC Dragon Age to forego SecuROM, relies on disc check

Remember all the fuss that Electronic Arts caused when it started shackling its PC games with ire-inducing -- and ineffective -- SecuROM DRM? It looks like BioWare was paying attention, as the company has announced that the EA published Dragon Age: Origins will not ship with the much maligned copy...

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Gitcha SecuROM de-authorization tools! Git'em ova hur!

EA's perpetual joke -- on you -- comes to an ironic end on April Fools' Day with the release of de-authorization tools for each of its 19 PC games with SecuROM copy protection (full list and download links after the break). If you've been working on that class action lawsuit against EA for bundling...

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Spore tops list of most pirated PC games of 2008

Despite possessing "draconian DRM" meant to thwart an internet that's currently teeming with PC gaming pirates, Electronic Arts' controversial (in more ways than one) life-sim Spore recently topped a list compiled by TorrentFreak which charts the most pirated PC games of 2008. With 1.7 million...

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PC version of GTA IV to include SecuROM, no install limit

Don't go burning your pre-order slips for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV in effigy just yet, dear readers -- yes, according to an unnamed Rockstar staffer, the title will implement the oft-decried SecuROM to prevent piracy, however, its imposed limitations aren't too severe. Speaking to...

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Fallout 3 relies on SecuROM 'only for disc check'

Bethesda's post-Oblivion, post-apocalyptic epic, Fallout 3, is the latest star in the ongoing "Does my PC game use SecuROM or not?" saga. Never fear, increasingly vocal consumers, for this implementation of the notorious and largely ineffectual anti-piracy software is considerably more basic than...

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Far Cry 2 bundled with Spore DRM

Time for 0.2 percent of you to form an "online PR cabal" again? Perhaps. Ubisoft forum manager "bukowski113" has posted details about the Far Cry 2 DRM, which happens to be the same SecuROM technology tied to Spore and other EA PC (and sometimes Mac) titles. According to bukowski113: Purchasers...

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BioShock PC install limits removed, DRM remains

Big Daddy is now free to roam on as many PCs as possible. According to 2K Community Manager Elizabeth (via 2K Forums), BioShock for PC can now be installed on as many computers as you want. The SecuROM protection still remains, however, and you still need to both activate the game upon installation...

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