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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    Gears Of War PC Hits Expiration Date
    January 30, 2009

    If you need another reason why DRM does not make sense whatsoever read on. The PC version of Gears of WAR apparently has a expiration system build in that ran out on January 28, 2009. Thatís right. If you legally bought the game you cannot play it anymore because the digital certificate expired. Does it make sense to specify an expiration date? Not really unless you would not sell but make the games available for rent.

    Probably as disturbing is the fact that it is possible to overcome the problem by changing the date of the system to one prior to January 28. If this was supposed to be some kind of protection it was more than useless considering that the system data is checked for the data and not some server on the Internet.

    It does look more like a blunder of someone forgetting to renew the certificate for the game. That again leaves the question unanswered why the game needs a certificate in first place.

    No word yet on the piracy front but bets are 10:1 that the pirated copies of Gears of War are working just fine. If you bought the game you can either change your system date or wait for an official patch which is said to be out soon. Epic Fail so to speak..

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Fucking ridiculous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonsOfLiberty View Post
    Epic Fail so to speak..
    Indeed.

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    WHiKWiRE's Avatar MooPhEuS
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    OMG my condolences for those who bought the PC version

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    The King Joulene
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    What is this man ? How come a gamer has made such a game with an expiration date haha ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Fucking ridiculous...
    I was going to post the same thing. The exact same thing (three dots included).
    Last edited by Hairbautt; 01-31-2009 at 03:57 AM.

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    Think if you actually bought it on January 28, because it was at a cheap price classic.
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    The_Martinator's Avatar I is posting MACHINE BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    That has to be one of the stupidest ways to fight piracy.
    I'm back. The downside is that I'm also old now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Martinator View Post
    That has to be one of the stupidest ways to fail against piracy.
    fyp

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    An Epic fail indeed...
    Stop chasing, start living!!!



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