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[Update] Game Informer has received the following statement from Ubisoft, "We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly. No personal information was compromised. Uplay's PC download service will be unavailable until the problem is fixed, however all other Uplay services remain available."
Hackers are at it again. According to reports, the copies of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon that are available on torrent sites are the result of a Russian hack of Ubisoft's uPlay service. According to a report on Gameranx, a piece of code was used to trick the uPlay servers into bestowing ownership of the titles without purchase, including those not even available to the public.
Furthermore, the exploits can be used to play the games offline, circumventing DRM. Ubisoft has taken flak from PC gamers over oppressive piracy prevention measures, and the publisher has recently stated a desire to repair relationships with affected gamers. We can't wait to play Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon either, but piracy isn't the way to go. Original footage proving authenticity of the hack has been removed by Ubisoft, but it continues to emerge from other users.
We've reached out to Ubisoft for comment.
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Hackers!! Get a life!! Stop ruining stuff! This is insane! This suff gotta stop...
its a real shame a few hackers have to ruin it for the majority of us.
Yeah, this is definitely not good for the anti-DRM movement... Why can't people realize stunts like this make things worse for everyone. To some degree I understand the 'screw the man' mentality of hackers stealing a game, but this hurts the entire gaming community. It's so not ok...
And it looked amazing.
Definitely a day 1 purchase.
hopefully this doesn't cause them to further crack down on DRM, and instead focus on their security protocol.
but honestly, hackers are going to hack whatever they want. if they can get into government systems, they sure as heck can get into computers for a game company.
YOU CAN'T STOP THE INTERNET :)
And honest consumers such as myself are screwed either way