The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Summary

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Ubisoft's Uplay blasted as 'rootkit', installs 'unsecure' browser plug-in [UPDATE]

Ubisoft's Uplay blasted as 'rootkit', installs 'unsecure' browser plug-in [UPDATE]

Some coding enthusiasts have discovered a little something in Ubisoft's Uplay platform for PC leading others to blast it as a 'rootkit'. It stealthly installs a browser plug-in which isn't secure.

The plugin granted its discoverer "unexpectedly (at least to me) wide access" to websites. It's a rather embarrassing hiccup if true.

UPDATE: Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson, director of the security research firm, has said it's "not a malicious root, just really bad code." It's "a huge risk" .

Ubisoft announce server host switch, lists games affected

Ubisoft announce server host switch, lists games affected

The third-party data center that holds many of Ubisoft's servers providing online capability for its titles will be ditched in favour of a new facility. That means some online downtime.

Six titles in total will be unplayable during the transition with an even split on PC and Mac. H.A.W.X. 2, Might & Magic : Heroes VI and The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom are named.

Ubisoft's PC 'always-on' DRM sees a "clear reduction in piracy"

Ubisoft's PC 'always-on' DRM sees a "clear reduction in piracy"

Publisher Ubisoft is proud of their PC DRM with its persistent online connection demands as they've seen a "clear reduction in piracy of our titles", they note.

From that point of view it "is a success". Ubisoft has been using this system since Settlers 7, which then saw it expand to all Ubi PC titles released afterward.

New The Settlers 7 DLC to add co-op mode

New The Settlers 7 DLC to add co-op mode

The fourth DLC pack for The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom will be landing this Monday, according to a pre-order listing on the GamersGate web site. The new DLC will cost $4.99 USD, but if you own the Gold Edition, it'll be completely free.

Ubisoft has scaled back their 'always on' PC DRM for select titles

Ubisoft has scaled back their 'always on' PC DRM for select titles

In a surprising and very quiet move, publisher Ubisoft has turned down their controversial DRM demands for at least two of their recent PC titles.

Until now the system required a constant internet connection or gameplay stopped. Two of their titles now only check for the internet at launch.

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