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So has the always online DRM been patched out yet for Settlers 7 and Anno 2070? I'm interested in both, but that would be a deal-breaker.
Don't know about Always-On DRM, but Anno2070 still has that abominable Tages DRM.
And apparently, so does Rayman Origins.
Anno's DRM is annoying but not always-on. It has a launcher, which launches UPlay, which launches the launcher, which launches the game, which requires you to log in. A bit of a hassle, but after all of that you can play offline (you don't get access to the Ark when offline though, as it's contents are synced with Ubi's servers)
Edit: just to clarify, you can play offline without logging in, there is an offline mode, but you still have to go through all the launchers
Battle vs. Chess is Steam's daily deal. John's Impressions were generally positive, but I wonder if the game is actually fun or if the novelty wears off quickly. Did anyone play it for a reasonable amount of time?
You actually download the games from GetGames. It's similar to GamersGate's method.
Still, I highly doubt that GetGames would go through all the hassle to add something like TAGES when every version of Rayman: Origins on the planet is DRM-free.
UPlay doesn't - AFAIK - have a 'code' system like Steam so you can't just 'add' a game to it anyway - e.g. they have to give you a download of some sort and that would be effortlessly piratable without some 'code' system.
When I got AC2 from Gamersgate I had to download it from them, install that and it picked-up and 'installed itself into' my existing UPlay setup - unless things have changed, I'd guess that's what's going to happen here too.
Note: I then uninstalled AC2 and it remains in my UPlay library of course - I can reinstall it from there in the future (or at least it appears to offer that option - I#ve not tried it). Splinter Cell Conviction also came from Gamersgate - same deal, it's now a UPlay title...
Do Steam-purchased Ubi games require UPlay also?
Guild Wars 2 - 'instant' code - £26.99
Note: If you use PayPal you may get into their 'extended verification' service which can take a few hours before you get your code - use plastic and that tends not to happen...