Hitman punishes players who dare go offline

Hitman punishes players who dare go offline

Mar 25, 2016

When it comes to the future of videogames, there is an epic tug-of-war between corporate interests and consumer enjoyment. As this latest debacle shows, the battle is far from over. The suits’ demands for complete control are shot down on a regular basis, such as any attempt to keep a tight grip on game prices by eliminating physical copies (PSPGo,...

Looks like The Sims 4 began with Sim City-like DRM

Looks like The Sims 4 began with Sim City-like DRM

Jul 8, 2014

EA and Maxis can’t do anything right lately, according to many fans of The Sims. The recent removal of several features of the game from The Sims 4 – including that ever so important transitionary period, the toddler stage – has angered them. Understandably so when their main complaint is that they’ll sell it to them later, a practice...

Microsoft Re-rights Their DRM

Microsoft Re-rights Their DRM

Jun 19, 2013

Rumblings began as Giant Bomb’s Patrick Kleppek reported that sources indicated to him that Microsoft would reversing be the Xbox One’s DRM policies that had so crippled them from a public relations standpoint at 2013’s E3. A crashed website and stampede of tweets later, Patrick’s prescient reporting was confirmed by Microsoft releasing...

A “Summer”y of GOG’s Latest Sale

A “Summer”y of GOG’s Latest Sale

Jun 18, 2013

Those looking for something new– or, well, old– to play this Summer can check out Good Old Game’s new 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale. Serving as the Sony to Steam’s Microsoft, GOG looks to be capitalizing on its more open ownership policy by putting about 85% of their library on sale. New sales will roll around each day until July 5th, with...

Diablo 3: review

Diablo 3: review

May 30, 2012

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Players: 1-4 Site: http://www.diablo3.com It’s been over ten years since the last Diablo game and those, like us, of a certain age will fondly remember our time spent with it as an RPG focused on MMO style goals of finding bigger...