4A Games Removes Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech From Metro: Exodus, As Per Report

Deep Silver and 4A Games stirred up quite the controversy with Metro: Exodus thanks to the Epic Games store fiasco and an employee at the latter company having a meltdown. However, after using the notorious Denuvo anti-tamper tech to “protect” the PC version of Metro: Exodus, the devs have just removed said tech from the FPS game. Continue reading “4A Games Removes Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech From Metro: Exodus, As Per Report”

Doom: Eternal PC Update Removes Irdeto’s Denuvo Anti-Cheat Tech

Bethesda Softworks and id Software have released the new PC update — dubbed update 1.1 — that removes Irdeto’s Denuvo tech from Doom: Eternal. Additionally, update 1.1. also fixes skin-related crashes and memory issues. Continue reading “Doom: Eternal PC Update Removes Irdeto’s Denuvo Anti-Cheat Tech”

Bethesda “Accidentally” Launches Doom Eternal With Cracked Executable

Doom Eternal Denuvo

Doom may be Eternal, but so is the relent able state of the gaming industry. Plagued with greed and incompetence, it is one of the few on Earth that can commit outright fraud in failing to disclose the existence of Denuvo in their terms of sales, deliver an inferior product to consumers, and still get away with it. In most other industries this behavior is a quick way to land yourself in prison or a legal nightmare. Continue reading “Bethesda “Accidentally” Launches Doom Eternal With Cracked Executable”

Devil May Cry 5 Update Removes Denuvo

Devil May Cry 5

Capcom actually decided to do something right for once. Well, to be fair they occasionally do something right but usually after doing a bunch of other things wrong. In this case I can’t slight them for having finally removed Denuvo from Devil May Cry 5. Although, a counterpoint would be that they shouldn’t have added it to the game in the first place. Continue reading “Devil May Cry 5 Update Removes Denuvo”

Overlord Gaming Breaks Down How Windows Store Games Perform Worse Than Denuvo

Gears Steam vs UWP

Anytime anyone criticizes one of the major gaming platform holders, expect lots of pushback and lots of dismissals. However, the rule of thumb is that the numbers don’t lie, and that’s exactly what Overlord Gaming provided in a new video comparing the frame-rate performance between Steam games using Denuvo and games purchased from the Windows Store running on Windows 10. Continue reading “Overlord Gaming Breaks Down How Windows Store Games Perform Worse Than Denuvo”

Tron: Evolution Becomes Unplayable Due To SecuROM DRM

Tron Evolution

Due to Disney not renewing their subscription to SecuROM for Tron: Evolution, the game is no longer playable, nor listed in the Steam store. If you already installed the game and have it updated and profile attached, you can still play it, but if you uninstalled it and plan to reinstall it, you won’t be able to play it. Continue reading “Tron: Evolution Becomes Unplayable Due To SecuROM DRM”

Control Update Adds DRM, Removes Offline Mode And Steam Controller Support [Update]

[Update: 10/19/2019] Remedy posted a tweet indicating that the removal of offline mode and Steam support was a “bug”, as reported by DSO Gaming. The game’s October update has been reverted.

[Original article:] The last time we reported on this game revolved around how much the Epic Games Store paid for 505 Games and Remedy’s Control. Digital Bros. (parent company of 505 Games) revealed Epic paid £8.36 million / €9.49 million / $10.45 million respectively for the third-person shooter. As of now, the latest update for Control dubbed “1.04” brings with it DRM, and removes offline mode and Steam controller support. Continue reading “Control Update Adds DRM, Removes Offline Mode And Steam Controller Support [Update]”

Blair Witch DRM-Free Edition Not Coming To GOG At Launch

Blooper Team and LionsGate Games are set to bring Blair Witch on PC and Xbox One starting August 30th, 2019. If you haven’t guessed, the title is based on the Blair Witch lore and takes place some years before the events of the Blair Witch Project. However, folks who want the DRM-free version via GOG will not be able to get the game at launch as promised. Continue reading “Blair Witch DRM-Free Edition Not Coming To GOG At Launch”

Bethesda To Correct Doom Trilogy Log-In, But Other Problems Still Loom

Bethesda and the companies under it can’t go one second without making a blunder. If you don’t know, at QuakeCon 2019 Bethesda released the Doom Trilogy (containing Doom 1, 2, and 3) for PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Well, the two classic games come loaded with DRM, load screens, and sound issues. However, Bethesda promises to fix one of the many looming issues. Continue reading “Bethesda To Correct Doom Trilogy Log-In, But Other Problems Still Loom”

Bethesda Removes Rage 2 Denuvo DRM Because Of “A Few Requests”

Bethesda knows how to be silly for all the wrong reasons. Just today, Rage 2 official update page on Steam reveals that the first-person shooter will no longer sport Denuvo DRM because they “saw a few requests.” Rage 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Continue reading “Bethesda Removes Rage 2 Denuvo DRM Because Of “A Few Requests””

Rage 2 Denuvo Causes Problems For PC Gamers; Was Hidden Up Until Release

Rage 2

Bethesda, id Software, and Avalanche Studios’ Rage 2 has finally launched for home consoles and PC. While the game avoided becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive like so many other titles, it still managed to fall into the Denuvo trap. So it’s like jumping over an endless pit into quicksand. Continue reading “Rage 2 Denuvo Causes Problems For PC Gamers; Was Hidden Up Until Release”

Wikipedia Censors Info Highlighting Cracked Denuvo Games

Resident Evil 2 Denuvo

If you stumble upon the Wikipedia page for Denuvo, whether it’s doing research or just scouting out which games have been affected by the debilitating DRM/anti-tamper software, you’ll note that the current version of the Denuvo page is missing a key column in the lists detailing which games use Denuvo and which games have had Denuvo removed. Certain Wikipedia editors have removed the columns revealing whether or not certain games using Denuvo have been cracked. Continue reading “Wikipedia Censors Info Highlighting Cracked Denuvo Games”