As you may have recognized in previous blog entries, I am not a fanboy of DRM, especially when it comes to several activation instances and multiple online account creations – even if you want to play offline (already checked the current Dawn of War 2 beta?!).
Well, I really was surprised that there is a DRM mechanism out there, which is shutting down all PC-based versions of ‘Gears of War’ as Ars Technica reports. It seems like there is a built-in shutdown date in the game which was – unluckily – January the 28th. So all the gamers who bought the game cannot play unless they change the system clock. The real fun part: Guess who still can play the game? Software pirates. See the lesson? Good job, Epic.
(Thx for the picture: rebopper@Flickr)