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Week in Review (2014/Week 48)

Week in Review (2014/Week 48)

Ubisoft MontrealFree DLC and (for some) a free Ubisoft game for Unity owners

Ubisoft are doing their best to deal with the AC Unity post-release nightmare. “I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin’s Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential.” said Ubisoft Montreal CEO, Yannis Mallat.

As a practical way of saying “sorry” to customers who had to deal with a buggy, glitchy game (to say the least), customers were promised a free DLC when its development is complete. Season Pass owners will additionally be allowed to pick a Ubisofit title from among The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2015.

But will the damage control actually work and calm things down? More and more people are still really annoyed and would surely vote Ubisoft the worst company of the year (much to EA’s relief)…

New DLC for Crusader Kings II announced

CK II - Way of LifeMuch to its fans’ content, Stockholm-based strategy masters Paradox Interactive have announced that they are working on new major DLC for their grand strategy Crusader Kings II. Here at XP4T, we tend to think that CK II might be big enough already, but if Paradox want to go deeper anyway, now seems like as good a time as any. At any rate, the official reasoning is:

“… a project that will allow you to get even deeper into the role-playing aspects of the game. Way of Life, the next DLC for CK2, will let you become a better (or worse!) ruler and grant you more power over personal relationships than ever before. Sure, it’s nice to have someone cozy up to you and be your lover while you’re sitting atop the throne, but what if you could choose who to seduce? Or, after getting into that relationship on the side, what if you discover that you just need some  space and had a way to break it off? You know, without having your soon-to-be ex-lover assassinated. These things and much more, including hundreds of new events, are coming to Way of Life.”

In addition to the DLC itself, a new BETA v2.3 patch for CK II will be released for testing in the coming weeks (or perhaps even days).

FIFA 15, Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age: Inquisition remain uncracked

DenuvoFor the last few weeks things have been pretty much the same on the anti-piracy front. Thanks to Denouvo’s new Anti-Tamper copy-protection solution, games like FIFA 15, Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age: Inquisition still remain uncracked. This is truly a great result, especially for FIFA 15, which has been on the PC market for 69 days now without the software pirates being able to spread EA’s latest footballer around the ‘net like butter.

But what is the Anti-Tamper solution? Its creators have the following to say:

Denuvo Anti-Tamper technology prevents the debugging, reverse engineering and changing of executable files to strengthen the security of games. It is not a DRM solution, but rather, Denuvo Anti-tamper protects DRM solutions, such as Origin Online Access or the Steam license management system, from being circumvented.

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