Piracy protection giant Denuvo says PC pirates are opting to emulate Nintendo Switch versions of games when PC versions have tough protections on them, and is now offering an anti-piracy solution.
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The Denuvo digital rights management software is getting an upgrade, with maker Irdeto now offering a solution that prevents PC game owners from acquiring DLC content from stores without paying.
It's a bittersweet day for gamers who participate in Humble Bundle's Humble Choice Program. The service will sunset Linux and Mac versions of all games on offer starting February 1st.
According to Intel, only two more games remain on the list of affected titles impacted by DRM on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 Alder Lake system. Users are asked to update their OS to fix the issue.
It's been a very busy week in the Microsoft world, primarily due to the Ignite conference this week. Join us as we unpack that, Windows update woes, and more in our Microsoft Weekly digest.
Intel has published today a full list of games that are affected by DRM, particularly Denuvo on Windows 10 and 11 Alder Lake PCs. Plus a workaround has also been provided and a fix is rolling out.
Intel has published a workaround for Alder Lake CPUs on Windows 10 that were having issues with games' DRM, particularly Denuvo. The company has also added that a fix is ready and is rolling out.
Call of Duty publisher Activision announced the all-new Ricochet anti-cheat solution for CoD games yesterday. The Ricochet driver, however, apparently has leaked out today onto online forums.
Riot Games' Valorant now requires TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot to run. That's because the game's Vanguard anti-cheat engine now carries these requirements on Windows 11 to ensure secured systems.
Vivaldi 3.5 has been released bringing with it improved media playback, more powerful tab management options and a URL QR code generator that's not enabled by default but can be switched on.
Irdeto announced during gamescom that its widely used DRM solution in PC games Denuvo is coming to Android with the name Mobile Game Protection. It aims to curb piracy, modding, and cheating.
To highlight some other providers that do not use DRM, GOG.com has launched an initiative it calls FCK DRM. It features a few DRM-free music, book, and video sites, with more to be added in future.
With the release of Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection, the video game piracy group claims to have trumped the five layers of DRM protection included with content published via the UWP platform.
Things were going so well for its 5T handset, but it seems OnePlus has made a glaring mistake by not supporting the proper level of Google's Widevine, preventing access to DRM-protected HD streams.
Within 24 hours of the release of the new Middle Earth: Shadow of War by Monolith Productions, the game's Denuvo DRM technology has been cracked, making it possible to pirate the game.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has decided it will leave the World Wide Web Consortium saying that the decision making process has been corrupted by corporate elements set on implementing DRM.
The World Wide Web Consortium has approved Encrypted Media Extensions, a new internet DRM standard which has many people concerned, though all major browsers have been supporting it for years.
Netflix's latest Android app is no longer supporting rooted devices. Anyone with a rooted device will be told by the Play Store their device is incompatible, but there's a way around it.
A group called Ethics in Tech held a legal march in Cambridge, MA on Saturday with their final destination being Tim Berners-Lee's office. They were aiming to stop EME (DRM) becoming a web standard.
In a blog post, the developers behind the popular Kodi media center application defended the prospect of using DRM in their app, without actually committing to the decision to do so.
The team behind the Kodi media player are becoming increasingly frustrated with the growing use of its app for piracy. To help combat this, it's considering adding support for DRM.
Tim Berners-Lee has passed a decision to the W3C Advisory Committee on whether to extend the EME development through to March 31, 2017. The committee is divided on EME and could stop development.
Firefox 49 for Linux will bring with it support for the Content Decryption Module, Widevine. This will enable users on the platform to watch Netflix videos, at least technically.
A vulnerability in Google Chrome's video streaming system has been discovered. The current Digital Rights Management system of the browser allows users access to the video, for them to pirate.
A recent update to the Oculus Rift blocked a piece of software named Revive. Now, Revive has received an update which restores its functionality, while also making VR piracy way easier.
If you were one of the brave few using the Revive workaround for the HTC Vive, it looks like the fun has come to an end, as a new Oculus software update has killed the workaround.
Following the heartbreaking news that our games from the noughties will no longer run in Windows 10 due to the removal of certain DRM support, Microsoft has now killed it in Vista, 7 and 8.
OK, its been a few years since those protections were used on media discs, but for those still rockin' older games or DRM protected audio CDs on their Windows 10 PCs, it's now not possible.
DoNotSpy10 is the world's first antispy tool for Windows 10. Its straight-forward user interface allows you to manage how Windows 10 respects their privacy.
Apple has lost a case and was found to infringe upon the patents held by a Texas company. The iPhone maker was ordered to pay damages in excess of $500 million.
Mozilla has announced it will add the W3C EME specifications to its Firefox browser to run DRM protected content on sites like Netflix, but the company makes it clear it is not happy with this move.
2013 was a year that saw many tech-related failures, including a relaunch of a mobile OS that bombed, an attempt to sell a wearable device that did not go as expected and more.
Sony has updated the Software Usage Terms for disc/digital download games on PlayStation 4 to disallow resell or renting of all games unless it is authorized by the publisher of the game and Sony.
Microsoft's Albert Penello tried to calm fears from gamers that the company has no plans to put in new DRM safeguards in the Xbox One console, despite claims to the contrary.
Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken publicly about the Internet hate he received after his "always on" game console comments on Twitter went viral.
A petition on Change.org, currently with around 6,000 signatures, wants Microsoft to bring back the controversial DRM policies for the Xbox One so that "Steam for Xbox" can be envisioned
While Microsoft has reversed their plans for Xbox One DRM and online requirements, it has killed the 10-member family game sharing plan, and the ability to have all your games linked to your account
A rumor is making its way across the web today at a feverish pace that Microsoft is preparing to announce that it will be scaling back the DRM on the Xbox One to appease hardcore gamers.
Analyst firm DFC Intelligence has released a new report stating the future of Microsoft's Xbox division is in question following the company's recent DRM requirement announcement for the Xbox One.
Microsoft put itself squarely in the firing line with the recent Xbox One announcements around well, DRM. But the question remains, will consumer pressure make them change their policies and tactics?