Jan 1, 2012

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Top 5 News Stories of 2011

Top 5 News Stories of 2011

The year in gaming featured much more than new games.  2011 was packed with news that kept gamers interested throughout the year.  Vivid Gamer was able to report on much of it, and here is a recap of 2011′s hottest stories.

EA Fails to Disclose SecuROM

On March 8, EA released the highly-anticipated sequel to the popular Dragon Age.  What EA failed to mention is the hidden DRM within the game, known as SecuROM.  Three days later, Rebecca Quintana reported the existence of the DRM within Dragon Age II citing a “Reclaim Your Game report” and the gaming world was infuriated for the most part.

“We have CONFIRMED from testing that it DOES contain SecuROM, and that it DOES leave files behind. We can also confirm that nowhere on the package, in the EULA or on the Website for the game is thee ANY mention of the inclusion of SecuROM. EA had been ordered by the courts to disclose the use of SecuROM on any game that uses it. And it is contradictory of what Bioware has been saying for the last 3 weeks.”

Rebecca’s full report on the issue can be found here.