Gears Of War DRM Makes It Unplayable As Of Yesterday

from the drm-in-effect dept

It's almost getting silly to post these examples, but it's yet another reminder of how much damage DRM can do to legitimate customers. The latest victims? Purchasers of the PC version of Gears of War. Paul Brinker points us to the news that due to a digital certificate expiring, PC players of the game have discovered that it no longer works. The only solution? Set your PC clock back to a date prior to January 29th, 2009. Once again, it's a scenario where the DRM did nothing, at all, to stop piracy -- but did plenty to annoy legitimate customers.

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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jan 2009 @ 10:48am

    Re: Umm...

    You're wrong Dan, on several counts.

    First this IS a case of DRM. Most video games these days do have some form of DRM, and they all punish the legal owners of the game and do nothing to stop piracy like they are supposed to.

    Also, it was not Microsoft's coding that affected the Zune. That issue hit several other MP3 players as well because they all use a portion of code done by a 3rd party that screwed it all up.

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