Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City are the latest AAA games to adopt Online Pass DRM technology. Batman: Arkham City sets a precedent by locking portions of the single player campaign.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the latest PC title to adopt always on DRM in an all new implementation of the technology which sees physical copies of the title shipping without the whole game on disc. Series fans have responded with disquiet.
Ubisoft this week mislead PC gamers as to the type of DRM utilised in their new God Sim, From Dust. The game has also been exposed as being a sub-par port, the likes of which has not been seen since Resident Evil 4.
id Software is the latest in a long line of developers to criminalise used game consumers by using punitive DRM which will lock entire portions of the single-player experience to them. What does this herald for Skyrim?
Was Battlefield 3 forced from Steam? EA reveal that all versions of the game will only function through their Origin platform, casting significant doubt on their initial claims.