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Ah, the circle of life. Here's how it works: Game developers claim they've created some sort of unbreakable DRM that will lock pirates out, and then the pirates break their way in, leading to even more repressive forms of DRM. The snake has eaten its own tail once again, as Ubisoft's "Online Servi...

April 22nd 2010 at 8:14pm 0 Comments
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Yes, Assassin's Creed 2 has been awarded with a Guinness World Record. You might be surprised, however, to learn that it has nothing to do with how good the game is. No, Assassin's Creed 2 has been awarded the world record for "being the most cover-featured video game." In other words, it appeared...

April 15th 2010 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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For an unspecified period of time, Assassin's Creed 2 is $30 on Amazon for Xbox 360 and PS3. If this is anything like yesterday's incredibly random Xbox 360 Arcade sale, we're just going to go ahead and say, if you have any interest in picking up AC2, this is a good (and likely time-sensitive) deal...

April 14th 2010 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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As if Assassin's Creed 2 hadn't already taken enough prestigious awards (not to mention a number two spot in our best of 2009 list), the MI6 released word today that the game also earned seven gold awards in marketing at the fifth annual MI6 Awards on April 1 in San Francisco. From "Outstanding Ove...

April 2nd 2010 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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As every assassin knows, nothing is true and everything is permitted. That includes Amazon's ability to drop the Assassin's Creed 2 price whenever it wants and especially when GameStop is doing it. The online retailer has slashed the price of both the Xbox and PS3 versions to a mere $29.99, matchin...

March 26th 2010 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft is trying to make amends to legitimate PC gamers that were blocked out of recent DRM-enabled titles due to a recent server outage. Hackers, angry at Ubisoft's draconian DRM protocol, which requires a persistent internet connection, even for single player games -- knocked out the publisher's...

March 26th 2010 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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One of the coolest aspects of Joystiq's #2 Game of 2009, Assassin's Creed II, had to be the search for "the truth." The meta game was hidden across the entire experience, and had players solving puzzles in an effort to unlock a video that would explain one of the franchise's biggest mysteries. That...

March 24th 2010 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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Update: Your time is up! We'll be shooting an email to the winner's commenter-tied email address, so keep an eye out. Sure, you've read about the always-on internet connection required for playing Assassin's Creed 2 on PC, and you may have even heard about the alleged hacker attacks on Ubisoft's a...

March 21st 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft today offered up a bit of an explanation to those of you on PCs yesterday who were desperately trying to play the publisher's games with the cumbersome new DRM (Assassin's Creed 2 and Silent Hunter 5), only to find yourselves unable to authenticate said DRM because of the outage. Apparently...

March 8th 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft's new DRM program for PC games has garnered a lot of attention from the games media, thanks to its controversial mandate for a persistent internet connection. While most PC gamers likely have access to an online connection, there are concerns that a service outage -- either locally or at Ub...

March 4th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments