Is the personal computer your platform of choice when it comes to living out your spy game fantasies? Be forewarned: Sega recently informed Eurogamer
that the PC version of its upcoming cloak-and-dagger RPG, Alpha Protocol
, would use the Uniloc DRM system. Though not as troublesome as other digital rights management protocols
, Uniloc did hinder some players' enjoyment
of Football Manager 2009
due to a registration code printing error and a supposed DDoS attack on the authentication servers.
Uniloc's corporate site
promises their DRM solution is "polite" and "unobtrusive," thwarting would-be pirates "without compromising [your] experience." Unfortunately, we've begun to equate a company's promises about the painlessness of their DRM technologies to proctologists' promises about the painlessness of their procedures. In fact, that might be the most literal analogy we've ever