'For Honor' loses offline play, single-player campaign requires online connection

Ubisoft is walking back another promised feature for its medieval melee combat game For Honor, revealing this week that the game's single-player story mode requires a persistent online connection in order to function.
Virtual Reality

Oculus drops DRM check from Store software, leaving modders free to play games on Vive

Oculus VR has updated its Home software, taking the surprising step of removing the headset check from its DRM. That means that modders can make games work on the Vive or other headsets, which may mend some bridges in the community.

You can now download DRM-free Steam games with GOG Connect

GOG has just launched GOG Connect. It gives consumers the ability to download certain games from their Steam library through GOG, DRM free. This will help prevent consumers from having to buy the same game twice.
Virtual Reality

Oculus DRM breaks hack that made Rift exclusives playable on other headsets

It was fun while it lasted. Oculus Rift exclusive titles no longer work on the HTC Vive VR platform. An updated to the Oculus App broke the workaround, meaning anyone who bought Rift games can only play them on a Rift.

Piracy might make Jonathan Blow use DRM in his next game

The creator of critically acclaimed The Witness, Jonathan Blow, voices concerns that the game garnered high popularity on a torrent website. Blow says that his next game might use DRM protection to stop pirates.

Ubisoft Club rewards program gives Uplay the boot 0:38

Publisher Ubisoft announced that it is overhauling its Uplay service as it prepares for the upcoming launch of Ubisoft Club, a multiplatform rewards program that gives players access to bonus in-game content and exclusive…
Home Theater

Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

It's reported that torrenters now have access to a 4K Breaking Bad episode, coming in at close to 18GB, after pirates were able to overcome the latest Netflix copy protection technology.

Games with SafeDisc or Securom DRM won’t run on Windows 10

SafeDisc or Securom DRM, which is installed on hundreds of old disc-based games, are a no-go on Windows 10. Users can't run on these games on the newly updated OS without running through complex workarounds.

Gamers will feel they own the products they buy when DRM and mandatory online play are removed

Ever wanted to just play games without having to worry about digital rights management or always needing an Internet connection? GOG and their distribution platform, GOG Galaxy, want to help.

Windows 10 may force PlayReady 3.0 DRM on users for 4K streaming

With an overwhelming demand for greater video quality, Windows 10 may introduce a new iteration of Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 hardware digital rights management (DRM) technology to allow 4K streaming on PCs.
Home Theater

DRM getting you down? Here’s how to strip your music and movies of restrictions

DRM might be the bane of digital media files, especially if you intend to access your legitimate purchases on multiple devices. Check out our guide on how strip your audio and video files of DRM restrictions, whether using a Windows-based…

Freedom Clip will permanently disable DRM on your Keurig 2.0 brewer

One of Keurig's competitors is distributing a device called the Freedom Clip, a retrofittable clip that snaps onto Keurig 2.0 machines and permanently disables Green Mountain's DRM technology, letting you brew any kind of K-cup you want.