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The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom News (PC)

Ubisoft's Uplay blasted as 'rootkit', installs 'unsecure' browser plug-in [UPDATE] Poll

Posted: 30.07.2012 by Technet2k

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Some coding enthusiasts have discovered a little something in Ubisoft's Uplay platform for PC leading others to blast it as a 'rootkit'. It stealthly installs a browser plug-in which isn't secure.

The plugin granted its discoverer "unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access" to websites. It's a rather embarrassing hiccup if true.

UPDATE: Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, director of the security research firm, has said it's "not a malicious root, just really bad code." It's "a huge risk" .

Ubisoft announce server host switch, lists games affected

Posted: 02.02.2012 by Technet2k

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The third-party data center that holds many of Ubisoft's servers providing online capability for its titles will be ditched in favour of a new facility. That means some online downtime.

Six titles in total will be unplayable during the transition with an even split on PC and Mac. H.A.W.X. 2, Might & Magic : Heroes VI and The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom are named.

Ubisoft's PC 'always-on' DRM sees a "clear reduction in piracy"

Posted: 29.07.2011 by Technet2k

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Publisher Ubisoft is proud of their PC DRM with its persistent online connection demands as they've seen a "clear reduction in piracy of our titles", they note.

From that point of view it "is a success". Ubisoft has been using this system since Settlers 7, which then saw it expand to all Ubi PC titles released afterward.

New The Settlers 7 DLC to add co-op mode

Posted: 16.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The fourth DLC pack for The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom will be landing this Monday, according to a pre-order listing on the GamersGate web site. The new DLC will cost $4.99 USD, but if you own the Gold Edition, it'll be completely free.

Ubisoft has scaled back their 'always on' PC DRM for select titles

Posted: 04.01.2011 by Technet2k

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In a surprising and very quiet move, publisher Ubisoft has turned down their controversial DRM demands for at least two of their recent PC titles.

Until now the system required a constant internet connection or gameplay stopped. Two of their titles now only check for the internet at launch.
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