I have never played pirate software, I have paid good honest money for this latest installment in the Settlers series.
Why can I not play it?
Because the 'server is unavailable'.
It is inconceivable in any other are of life that a company could treat it customers with such contempt and disdain as Ubisoft are trying to treat us.
To require a constant internet connection is one thing (more on that below), but if you require users to have a constant connection to your DRM server - MAKE SURE THAT SERVER HAS 100% AVAILABILTY. I want to play a single player game, now, but can't because once again the server is not available.
This really is something this film. It has taken over 20 years to put together. Essentially a biography of a family told using photos, videos, audio recordings taken over the years. These images and movies are cut together with a soundtrack from the likes of Low and Iron and Wine and are 'narrated' by stark overlaid text. The film was apparently produced for next to nothing using nothing more than an iMac and it's stark simplicity simply hypnotises you. It is the story of the film-maker (Jonathon Caouette), his mother and his grand-parents. He was raised by his grand-parents whilst his mother underwent years of barbaric treatment in psychiatric wards - all sanctioned… Read more