Saturday, August 25th 2007

Buyer Beware PC BioShock

It appears that players are having problems after reinstalling BioShock a few times. BioShock is using Sony's anti-piracy SecuROM which contacts them with your hardware specifications. SecuROM's website states "Only legitimate customers who have purchased the product are able to unlock the program which is bound to the hardware after activation. This ensures that once activated, it cannot be transferred to another PC and therefore not being mass pirated." Players are reporting after installing the game more than two times will stop the installation process. So not only is it being bounded to your current hardware. It will also lock you out after too many installs.Source: 2K
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29 Comments on Buyer Beware PC BioShock

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
well i wont be buying the game now. sorry 2k you lost my 60 bucks.
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#2
Nitrogliserin
unneccesary idea.
they are selling a game not a photoshop license
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Wile E
Power User
driver66 said:
Bogus thread :shadedshu

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/48621
Read the link in the quote guys. The protection sucks, but it's not that bad. You can have it on up to 5 computers at once, and can reinstall it up to 5 times on each.

BUT, if you use their deauthorization app, you can deauthorize a computer, and install it to a different one, without using one of your 5 activations. If you use the app before an uninstall and reinstall, you also DO NOT use any of your activations.
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driver66
Wile E said:
Read the link in the quote guys. The protection sucks, but it's not that bad. You can have it on up to 5 computers at once, and can reinstall it up to 5 times on each.

BUT, if you use their deauthorization app, you can deauthorize a computer, and install it to a different one, without using one of your 5 activations. If you use the app before an uninstall and reinstall, you also DO NOT use any of your activations.
Wow thank you wile E !! Some people do read the post's lol :toast:
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