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Old 01-30-2009, 06:45 AM   #1
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DRM Bricks Gears of War for PC

More proof that DRM is an EXCELLENT IDEA that NEVER HURTS THE AVERAGE CONSUMER: Gears of War DRM screwup makes PC version unplayable

Basically the game had a time bomb. On January 28, 2009 the certificate expired thus making LEGAL versions of the unplayable. Turning back your system clock to before the 28th makes the game playable.

As always, pirates win since their copies should work without a hitch.

The only official response so far has been "We have been notified of the issue and are working with Microsoft to get it resolved. Sorry for any problems related to this. I'll post more once we have a resolution."

The questions remains why the timer was set 3 years after release. Did they think NO ONE would play the game after 3 years? Was it a scam for people to buy a xBox 630 and Gears of War 2?

If people are interested, they say they game still has a STRONG community for PC. I personally have been considering buying the game... but not any more!

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Old 01-30-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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I believe that qualifies for completely retarded instead of the regular retarded.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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Steam is the ultimate DRM.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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Hey, we all know game-control lowers game-related violence. Don't dispute the facts, you damn hippy bastard. You greasy damn liberal and your peaceful flower utopia free of death, destruction, and blatant locks on video games that harm the average gamer because people who do bad don't obey the fucking rules to begin with. Shame on you, commie.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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Blame Microsoft and/or People Can Fly, not Epic.

No big deal in any case, you can bypass it by adjusting your system clock, plus they'll have it resolved soon.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:31 PM   #6
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PCF were responsible for only porting game
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brick, drm, fail, gears of war

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