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 @ 12:47pm

    Re: For everyone who thinks this is DRM...

    It most certainly does not!!! I still have software I use from 8 years ago. Also the software that I help produce only has a license key. Which I also consider a form of DRM. However only have a key is to an acceptable form of DRM because as long as you remember your key you can always install and USE your the product. I think even Steam's online model is still a form of DRM. Why a lot of people accept this is beyond me. I won't buy any PC game that has DRM in it.

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