Items tagged with Assassin's Creed 2

For many people around the world, the last six weeks have been spent mostly stuck at home reading, trying to work, watching streaming series, and playing video games. At this point, odds are many people out there have watched everything Netflix has to offer and are looking for something else to pass the time with. Ubisoft is offering up some free game downloads that are full versions of the titles, and they're great games to boot. All games will require players to install the Uplay PC application, and all are free to keep if downloaded by May 5. One of the games is the classic Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition. The game is set in Renaissance-era Italy, with players playing as a hero called Ezio... Read more...
If you've never played Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2, or simply want to revisit the game after a lengthy hiatus, you'll soon have your chance to do so for free. Ubisoft will be offering that game as a free download starting on April 14th, and players will need the Ubisoft uPlay service installed on their PC. The free copy of Assassin's Creed 2 is said to be available globally and will come with discount codes for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Revelations. Assassin's Creed 2 launched in November 2009, making the game over 10 years old a this point. While many enjoyed the first entry in the series, Assassin's Creed 2 was widely hailed as being better than its predecessor. Welcome updates to the... Read more...
Ubisoft's eagerly awaited Silent Hunter 5 was released last week as the first title carrying the company's new DRM system. That system, as we've previously discussed, requires that gamers maintain a constant Internet connection or be kicked from the game. One of the major flaws in that system was the fact that the game wasn't saved before you were dumped out; Ubisoft has since corrected this with a patch. Less than 24 hours after Silent Hunter 5 shipped, several hacking groups claimed to have completely disabled Ubisoft's protection mechanism and began distributing the full game, the 1.1 update patch, and a cracked executable that allows users to install the game and play seamlessly without ever... Read more...
There's two bits of Ubisoft news today, one of which we're still investigating. First up, the company apparently payed attention to the outrage of gamers who discovered the DRM in the PC version of Assassin's Creed II would throw them out of game without saving if they lost an Internet connection in a single-player game. AC2 won't be released until March 16, but the company has already issued a patch that will allow gamers to resume playing in the event of a connection break, rather than forcing them back to the last saved game. The second (and amusing) snippet of news is that Ubisoft debuted this new controversial DRM system with the release of Silent Hunter 5, only to have it allegedly cracked... Read more...
Ubisoft is one of the largest video game publishing companies in the world, but when it comes to DRM (Digital Rights Management), the corporate executives at the helm have the collective intelligence of a ham sandwich. In years' past, the publisher was criticized for its use of StarForce copy protection, the PC port of Assassin's Creed tried to phone home every 75 seconds (causing the game to lag and stutter), and an official patch for Rainbow Six Vegas 2 broke the game for anyone who had purchased it online. Ubisoft's solution was to grab a previously issued CD-crack from a warez group and distribute it as a fix. Nothing, however, beats this latest. Beginning with Settlers 7 and Assassin's Creed... Read more...