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Posts tagged “From Dust”

From Dust Now Playable From Browsers

Yesterday, I noted that I haven't played many god games lately, so I suppose it only makes sense that some RPS-reading deity would start flinging the things at me. "Know my burden," it seemingly bellows from on high. "With great power... you know the rest." And hey, remember that neato whizz-bang pow space streaming technology that allowed Bastion to run in your browser - as…

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To Ashes: From Dust’s DRM Removed

Ding dong, the witch is dead! As promised, Ubisoft have now removed the legitimate consumer-punishing always-on DRM from the disappointing PC port of their strategy/puzzle/sorta-god game From Dust. Let Steam auto-update it and the unpleasant eggy stench of a constant internet requirement will be gone, plus it'll grab your savegames from Ubi's servers and sync them to your PC.

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Steam Is Offering Refunds For From Dust

With peculiar timing, Valve seem to finally be offering refunds on From Dust. Customers who bought the game under the belief its DRM required a one-time only activation angrily responded to the revelations (as brought to the world by the fine eyebrows of RPS) that the game required a connection for every launch. Demands for refunds were being met with stony silences in every direction,…

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Ubisoft U-Turn On From Dust DRM!

Well blimey, here's a thing. After Ubi's frankly dreadful performance over From Dust, there appears to be a degree of capitulation afoot. On the From Dust forums (which now appear to be the only way to learn such news from the publisher) it has been revealed that the team are working on a patch that will remove online authentication DRM entirely. Which would be, well,…

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Ubisoft Edits Forum, Keeps From Dust DRM

Update: Lo-Ping are claiming that Steam is offering discounts to those who apply. Edit: A claim which is increasingly proven to be false. Astonishing. Ubisoft have yet to respond to our questions today, when we asked why From Dust was requiring an internet connection to launch despite their making it very clear it would not. They also have yet to respond to our queries as to…

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From Dust DOES Need Online, Badly Ported

Update: Ubisoft have deleted the forum post which was saying the DRM would not require an internet connection! Just removed it from history. Fortunately, we took a screenshot. Update again!: Now the post is mysteriously back, with a disclaimer saying the details are being checked, and a statement should be coming shortly. It's hard to know what to say. After their insisting that From Dust, the delayed…

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From Dust Doesn’t Have ‘Always Online’ DRM

Ubisoft has told VG247 that the delayed From Dust won't require their wretched "always online" DRM. What DRM it will require is as yet unknown, but we've contacted Ubisoft to find out. It's pretty likely that it will require a connection for a first-time authentication, but whether it's going to demand the internet be there to launch each time is what we want to know.…

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Impressions: From Dust

With the PC version of Eric Chahi's god-game delayed by a few weeks, I've opted to sully my body and mind with the now-out Xbox version in order to get a sense of what we're in for. I promise I washed my hands afterwards. I can't tell you anything about the PC take on From Dust's performance or controls or DRM, and nor can I…

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Earthshattering Shock: From Dust PC Delayed

Get ready to fall off your chair, and probably through the floor itself, with shock. From Dust, the new game from Eric "Another World" Chahi, was due out from Ubisoft on Wednesday this week. But would you just flipping believe it - Green Man Gaming are reporting that at the very last moment it seems the PC version only has being delayed! Climb back up,…

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Revelatory: From Dust Arriving July 27th

The news-horn of VG247 has sounded: Ubisoft will be releasing Eric Chahi's quirky terraforming God-sim From Dust on PC on 27th of July. We still don't know all that much about this game, but a little more is revealed in the latest developer diary which is, conveniently, posted below. We seem to lack God-sims of late, so I am looking forward to seeing how my…

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From Dust: E3’s Finest Trailer?

The most arresting E3 trailer for me so far is the new'un for From Dust, the Populous-esque game from Another World/Out Of This World creator Eric Chahi. It seems to take the god game ball dropped by Lionhead/Bullfrog and run with it to about a hundred strange and wonderful places. I have no idea how any of these remarkable world-reshaping powers work in practice, but…

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Boom And B(D)ust: From Dust Dev Diary

I know why you guys read RPS. It's for the artisan-quality headlines. Admit it! There's no shame in it. I personally have a first-class Journalism degree, which I bought at the Khaosan Road in Bangkok for a song. A new developer diary has been released for From Dust, the terrain-sculpting puzzle game that tasks you with protecting a tiny tribe who love huge masks. The…

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Eric Chahi Says Originality Is Coming Back

Another World developer and all-around quality Frenchman Eric Chahi (currently hard at work on download-only God game From Dust, pictured above) has said in an interview with CVG that he believes originality is returning to videogames after a hiatus of some seven years, arguing that digital distribution has brough innovative games back to the masses. You can read the full quotes below- I agree with…

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We Like Games About Terrain: From Dust

If it's true that PC games are basically all about terrain, then From Dust - which Ubisoft assures us will appear on PC - must be quintessentially PCish. In it players directly manipulate the terrain to help the tribe of little computer people they are caring for. That means redirecting lava, flows, setting water running down different routes, and otherwise directly messing with topology. There…

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