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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    Tech Dude, 1 Feb 2009 @ 4:36am

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    I loathe DRM, especially the type that comes with recent games. It is so invasive that I am actually tempted to not buy software that uses certain types.

    Platforms like Steam seem to be a good idea, where they can authenticate the game against your account. If there was a method like this (and appropriate pricing), I would use that instead.

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