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Vuvuzelas becoming the new DRMBy Johan Keyter 6 December 2010 | Categories: news
According to Eurogamer, Ubisoft has introduced a very interesting new method of keeping pirates from playing its games. And no, it's not DRM.
DRM or digital rights management used to be Ubisoft's go-to method for solving piracy. It works by forcing users to activate their games online and also limits them to a certain number of installs.
However the new Nintendo DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience will see Ubisoft attempting to annoy pirates out of playing by employing a 2010 FIFA World Cup trick, the infamous vuvuzela.
Players who download an illegal or hacked version of the game will now have to bear with the incessant noise of vuvuzelas drowning out Michael's tunes.
The crucial on-screen instructions for the game will also not be present, but we feel that having players endure the barrage of the vuvuzela will be enough on its own. Besides, it's not like you can simply turn down the volume, it's a music game after all. Incidentally, users purchasing the special edition of the game on the Nintendo Wii will receive a replica of Michael Jackson’s famous glove with the game.
Good move on Ubisoft's part for some creative anti-piracy measures, time will tell how effective it will be though.
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