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Ubisoft has revealed that the downtime of its DRM servers over the weekend was caused by an attack, making it difficult for gamers to play both Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 on PC.

"Apologies to anyone who couldn't play ACII or SH5 yesterday," said the publisher in a tweet. "Servers were attacked which limited service from 2:30pm to 9pm Paris time."

Earlier Ubisoft said the server was having difficulty coping with "exceptional demand".

Given the widespread negativity of Ubisoft's latest DRM policy - requiring users to authenticate the game over the internet - it wouldn't come as a surprise if the attack was orchestrated by members of the PC gaming community in protest.

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elvis

I dont care if an earthquake struck whilst a meteor hit the server farm whilst rats gnawed through the fibre optic cable connecting the drm server to Linx.
THERE IS NO SANE REASON WHY A SINGLE PLAYER GAME SHOULD HAVE SUCH DRACONIAN DRM.

Good bye Ubisoft, between you and Activision you have managed to do the impossible and make EA look like a reputable company.
Posted 23:32 on 08 March 2010
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Woffls

This. Is what you GET Ubisoft! S'WHAT YOU GET!!

And I'm sure there's other ways of crashing the servers, like getting them stuck in endess authentication loops or something :P I'm not really sure how it works at low level but there's enough clever people to mess it up for them.
Posted 23:32 on 08 March 2010
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SexyJams

Gosh.
Poor Ubisoft, they seem to be having a real hard time recently.
Posted 15:49 on 08 March 2010
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dudester

We pissed off the hardcore pc gamers and they in turn striked down with furious anger and vengence upon our servers and we couldn't cope please feel sorry for us!

something similar happened with football managers authentication servers couple years back now.
Posted 15:01 on 08 March 2010
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Bloodstorm

"Earlier Ubisoft said the server was having difficulty coping with "exceptional demand"."

So....3 people were too much?
Posted 13:19 on 08 March 2010

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Release Date: 05/03/2010
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 680 15
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