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Avatar ImageGears of War PC Breaks
By: | January 29th, 2009
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As of yesterday, the Gears of War PC certificate has expired, rendering the game useless. On January 28th, 2009 all legally bought copies of Gears of War PC will cease to function. The only possible way to immediately fix this is to set your system clock to an earlier date.

Epic is supposedly working on a fix to this, but how this problem even came into existence is beyond rational thought. Usually people like to play a game longer than a year after its release, so to have the certificate expire that soon is a very asinine move on Epics part.

This only feeds the fire over the DRM debate, as all who pirated the game will be unaffected. All those who decided to spend their hard earned money get shafted. This is just a hard slap across the face of Epic, who should have known better.

Source: Joystiq

  1. Hypocrisy at it’s worst

  2. avatar Quraishi

    Wow, really?

  3. That’s… hilariously lame. Seriously, this is both funny in that they’re breaking a game and lame in that it’s actually breaking…

  4. Yea Epic never fails to do something wrong in some way.

  5. Wow, Epic fail by Epic games once again. BIGGER, BETTER, AND MORE BADASS glitches, yeeehaw!

  6. Hehe yea Chris, I think the PS and Nintendo folks are lucky to never have to hear Cliffy P. saying that to them. How ironic that a company with a name such as Epic fails lol.

    Ever since they started working on consoles just seem like they’ve failed.

  7. Adam you do realize that Epic licenses one of the most widely used Engines in gaming today right?

    They also created two of the most popular and highest selling games of a console generation. You might not like it, but millions of people do. You’re in the minority.

    Besides this tiny little mess up, which they’re going to fix, how exactly have they failed? You need substance alongside your statements.

  8. “They also created two of the most popular and highest selling games of a console generation. You might not like it, but millions of people do. You’re in the minority.”

    CoD did that with CoD4 selling over 6 million between PS3 and Xbox 360. And CoD: WaW is sneaking close. That shouldn’t be an excuse for a lot of their mistakes.

  9. I don’t see any correlation between what I said and what you said.

  10. This is also for the PC version. It has nothing to do with consoles.

  11. Also, why did you ignore the part about them creating the most widely licensed engine in the industry? Infinity Ward hasn’t done that.

  12. avatar DeadlyDevil666

    How will this work exactly?

  13. No need to argue Rick. Just a heads up pal, I dislike Gears of War thats all. I love UT and any other game epic made though. :)

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