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Once again, Ubisoft has acquiesced to consumers' demands, with a DRM-removing patch for From Dust now available via Steam. The patch quite literally does nothing else, as the Steam notes describe in extreme specificity that the "Title can be played in offline mode (no connection to the Internet i...

September 9th 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Eric Chahi's From Dust is blowing over to PSN next. The deity delight arrives in Europe and North America for Sony's console on September 14 and 27, respectively. The game launched smoothly in early August as part of Microsoft's Xbox 360 "Summer of Arcade" promotion and then decided, like a spon...

September 8th 2011 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has authorized Valve to offer refunds to Steam customers who are unhappy with their purchase of the troubled From Dust PC port. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that some of their readers have received emails from Steam support that note: "If you don't want to wait for the patch or if you haven...

August 24th 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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The latest move in Ubisoft's spiteful relationship with PC players will see the company lessen its controversial DRM measures from the PC version of From Dust. The publisher stated on official forums that it's currently working on a patch, which should be available in two weeks, that will remove...

August 23rd 2011 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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We try to be as even-handed as possible here at Joystiq, but we're going to give you the blunt version: If you were thinking of picking up the From Dust port on PC, you should hold off ... at least for now. While the game doesn't force you to be constantly online to play, Ubisoft has seen fit to...

August 18th 2011 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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In the first half of the year, whenever you ask an XBLA developer when their game is coming out, you'll almost always get the same answer: "We're shooting for summer." It's not just that downloadable games look great with a base tan. Their creators are hoping to get on board with Microsoft's Summ...

August 11th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You can expect Ubisoft's PC DRM scheme to remain in the news for as long as it requires a consistent online connection to play, and for as long as its implementation remains inconsistent. The upcoming PC version of Driver: San Francisco will require an importunate online link if you want to keep...

August 4th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft has been on a roll in the download space, peaking with the release of From Dust, an environmental manipulation strategy title from designer Eric Chahi. The publisher has announced that day-one sales of From Dust exceeded that of any Ubisoft-published Xbox Live Arcade title before. Publis...

August 4th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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With a little help from the Summer of Arcade promotion, not to mention the involvement of gaming industry legend Eric Chahi, Xbox Live Arcade's From Dust managed to top Major Nelson's XBLA activity charts during its release week, followed by the previous week's offering, Bastion. It's so nice of...

August 4th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Sure, said assassins, rabbids, and future soldiers will arrive in video game form, but there's at least an air of danger in Ubisoft's Gamescom lineup. The French publisher revealed its German cavalry this week, saying that all titles will be available either in hands-on versions or hands-off pres...

August 4th 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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For being such wildly different games, From Dust and Driver: San Francisco sure have a lot in common. They were both recently delayed, for example, and now news has hit that From Dust will follow Driver's lead by making use of Ubisoft's ubiquitous "Ubisoft Online Service" digital rights managemen...

July 30th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments