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Friday, February 19th, 2010
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So when I first read about Ubisoft's new copy protection requiring a constant internet connection, I figured it would be a short time before someone with common sense interceded. This has not happened. Instead, they're rolling it out for Assassin's Creed 2. The "value added" for requiring the constant internet connection is storage of your saved games on their servers; not a trade-off I'd choose.

When the connection fails, your game stops until you can reestablish the connection or you give up. If you give up, you get dumped back at the last save point once you have an internet connection again. On a single player game. All for a feature that I don't care about.

The typical knee-jerk shouts of "boycott it" and "pirate it" were predictable, but I'm not interested in doing either. I enjoyed the previous game so I want to pay for the sequel. But I don't want to encourage the most heavy-handed copy protection I've ever heard of, and I especially don't want to communicate that I prefer console games by purchasing the 360 version.

So here's my promise to Ubisoft: I'll buy Assassin's Creed 2... once the crack is out.
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