Users strike back at Ubisoft because of DRM

Ubisoft is, like many other large game companys, very focused on protecting their games with one or another DRM software. As for the game From Dust, this is a little special thing. The game was first announced to be without Ubisoft’s “always-on-DRM” what so ever, but prior to release Ubisoft changed their minds and added their dreadfull “always-on-DRM”.

This resulted in many pre-ordering a nonDRM game, ending up with a DRM loaded title that many had problems getting to launch properly. People on STEAM started getting refunds because of this ( hitting their pockets ) and soon after Ubisoft followed up by offering moneyback as well.

So, why is this worth writing about?

It is because Ubisoft gave in to the masses, and just yesterday announced that an upcoming patch will remove the DRM from From Dust to PC.

Battlefield 3 just beat Modern Warfare 3

its a provocative titel. I personally dont belive the two games/franchies are even close to competing, as BF delivers a less “rail-gun”-like experience with a tighter and much more social community. Where as CoD series, to me, ever since CoD2 choose the console side as a primary dedication with matchmaking, rail-shoting with small tight CQB maps.

Today EA/DICE revealed a Multiplayer trailer from the upcoming game, Battlefield 3. It takes place on the map Caspian Border, and shows 64 player action with jets, tanks, humvees and infantry. It will be massive!

Also enjoy the PS3 BF3 CO-OP video

And if you want to see the whole BF3 part of the EA Pressconference, check out this video.

Battlefield 3 Will NOT be on STEAM!

Official EA sources say: NO BF3 on STEAM


https://twitter.com/battlefield/status/99712574400102400

The twitter message says it all. BF3 wont be on STEAM!

Its a purely buisness oriented if you ask me. EA/DICE desgined it with the purpose to “break” Valve/Steams guidelines so they would have a legit public reason to not put it on steam. Im not, like others, saying they did it to be a Origin exclusive, because its not, its on D”D and other DD services as well.

I hope that some of the many guys i have spoken too stand by their desicion not to buy the game, but if most are die hard BF fans like my self, they will have to choose wisely, they shoould preorder the game as a hardcopy instead of on Origin to make a statement, again this is easy said, as I my self have ordered it on Origin for two reasons, one, i refuse to have hard copys in the year 2011, and reason number two, i need my BF fix so i wanna join the BETA.

For more in detail information, read the full blog post by EA, that can be done here.

Battlefield 3 Alpha Test Part 3

The Battlefield 3 Alpha test has ended, with that the http://battlelog.battlefield.com/ site was taken down as well.
They got loads of feedback from most participants.

It was a pleasure while it lasted, and eventhough its only hours ago, I already crave more BF3 blood! I hope they leave friends added in battlelog stay connected, once it opens ago for the open beta, as well as when the final game is released :)

Seems lige 25th october 2011 is a VERY long time away. Then again, the open beta thats coming later this summer/early fall will hopefully take of the edge ;)

I asked a DICE guy early this morning, when they were going to shut down the alpha, and this is what he replied.

DiceLidgren Chat from Battlelog

Battlefield 3 Alpha Test Part 2

So, the Alpha test have been underway for some days now, however theres still a NDA in effect.

However, that does not forbid me to say that its a bit slow progress in the stage of fixing things. The Alpha is suppose to end august 1. and then, afaik, they will take all the input they got and prepare for open beta later this year.

There has been a bunch of small bugfixes, but again, the purpose of this closed Alpha is to test server side things.

Theres a few things suggested thats not currently in the alpha, that are kind of need to have if you ask me. The biggest thing is that there would have to be several gamemode, like casual/normal/hardcore, so it would be a crowd please no where you looked.

Time will tell, till then enjoy this official FPS montage of metro station maps in rush mode. The only map and mode currently in the alpha.

Battlefield 3 Alpha Test

thx to a guy on a danish gamer forum, Im now partaking in the Battlefield 3 Alpha test. Its covered in a nice NDA wrapping, not allowing me to show screenshots or anything from within Battlefield 3 and/or Battlelog, which is the FPS equivilant of Need For Speeds Autolog. It lets you interconnect with you friends, launch the game, matchmaking, stats etc. via the browser.

The NDA can be found here, for thoose who care :)

There not much I can say, but i will say that my frist impression is that considering its an Alpha, its living up to everything i hoped. The “BF-Feel” is still there, i was afraid it would be CODified, but thankfully not. The whole browser intergration … well, I hope its just a Alpha test thing, I would prefer taht you were able to do both (the browser and from in-game).

The Alpha is pushing my rig, a bit .. CPU running around 70ish% and GFX around 90ish % as it is. Its not possible to change any gfx settings in the alpha, but it looks very cool, and runs fine in 1920×1080 on my 27″ monitor.

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