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If you’ve bought a Ubisoft game on the PC recently (what’s wrong with you?!), then you’ll be familiar with the fact that, to play one of their games, you must be connected to the internet the whole time.  Three cheers for copyright protection!

When Ubisoft’s DRM servers were attacked recently by cyber-terrorists, that led both the Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 servers going down, down, literally around (sugar, we’re goin’ down swingin’).  Gamers couldn’t even play their newly purchased games.

Ubisoft’s solution?  Free games for the sad people that couldn’t play their other games!  Check out the huge list of titles after the jump, and see the free stuff you’re missing out on because you bought AC2 on a console like everyone else.

For affected gamers, there is a list of… two choices for your free game.  You can get either Shaun White Snowboarding or Prince of Persia, both as downloadable PC titles.  Some AC2 gamers were even offered free DLC as an option… but you kind of get the impression that they’d rather just be allowed to play their legally purchased games offline if they so chose, instead of offering them a free game.  Honestly, if they wanted Shaun White, they would have bought it already.  Just sayin’.

Source: Big Download

  1. Makes sense. You buy a shitty game, it doesn’t work, you get a choice of 2 shitty games. Solution = don’t buy shitty games :)

  2. I have to say at this point that Ubisoft should just stop publishing PC games. It’s very obviously what they’re attempting to bait their fans into telling them. At this point, it’s such a small market, and it just doesn’t seem worth it for either the publisher nor the consumer.

  3. avatar alex

    I bought AC2 on the PC. Played it to completion without any hiccups and now I get a free game because of whiners like you.

    Not a bad deal if you ask me.

    Ubisoft 1. Hackers 0 (they still haven’t figure out how to crack it).

  4. This is sure to encourage hackers to strike again for more “compensations”

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