Xbox One U-Turn

After overwhelming negative feedback about the Xbox One’s online requirements and second hand game restrictions, Microsoft have announced that they have changed these features.

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Xbox One Revealed

Microsoft has today unveiled the next version of the Xbox: the Xbox One, which will be launched later this year.

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SimCity Launches.. And There Are Queues.

SimCity has launched in the US, and there are 30 minute queues to get in and play.  The game doesn’t even unlock in Europe for another three days, so unless EA hurry up and add more servers, this is only going to get worse.

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SimCity Game Intro Trailer

EA have released the opening trailer for SimCity, ahead of the game’s release on 5th March 2013.

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SimCity Developers’ Reddit AMA Backfires over Always-Online DRM

The SimCity dev team held a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Friday, ready to answer fans’ questions about the game.

However, the game’s always-on DRM came back to bite them when one fan asked what would happen if they were to lose internet connectivity while playing.  The first response from MaxisKip stated that the game would “handle ‘short’ internet outages gracefully”, but the clarification of ‘short’ was rather disappointing: “We will allow you to play for as long as we can preserve your game state. This will most likely be minutes.” (more…)

Ubisoft Scrap Always-On DRM!

Ubisoft have finally scrapped their always-on DRM for PC games!

In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, Ubisoft’s worldwide director for online games noted that they have listened to feedback, and removed the always-on requirement for single player games, although they will still require a one-time online activation when the game is installed.