Ubisoft found the fast track lane to PC gamer's ire when they introduced a form of DRM that required a constant internet connection to play their games, and as a result the publisher had to endure the fruits of their new system that came by way of attacks against their authentication server by hackers and disgruntled gamers. Of course, when the authentication servers go down then nobody can play their game. At least Ubisoft is owning up to this fact by offering a free game from a select list of titles to those affected by the server attacks.
The games being offered aren't the best the publisher has to offer but a couple stand outs like Prince of Persia and HAWX are being offered. What is ironic however is that the games being given away will have no type of DRM. This is a nice gesture sure, but a better one would have been to remove the DRM altogether. Just my two cents.
The other two games being given away aside from Prince of Persia and HAWX are Heros Over Europe and Endwar.
Mass Effect 2 releases tomorrow, and to celebrate BioWare's brilliant space RPG, we're giving away two copies of it! One lucky winner will take home an Xbox 360 copy of the game and another will get a PC copy. Since the PC copy will be a digital version, this contest is open to worldwide participants (please note if you are overseas!).
In order to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment. That's right, just leave a comment to this post, and we'll pick two random winners! Once again, please note if you are across the pond. The two lucky people will be chosen at 8PM CST tomorrow, so you've got about 24 hours.
Update: Winners have been selected!
PC copy: Greenfire999
Xbox 360 copy: Joedaddy587
The Holidays are nearly upon us, and in the spirit of giving, Brave New Gamer will be giving away a number of free games. Just what are we giving away? Well, you'll just have to wait and find out! Starting next Monday, December 14, we will be twittering what we're giving away, and all it takes to win is to retweet us. We will then choose a random retweet as the winner. It's as easy as that! We will be giving out numerous codes each day for the game we announce.
So, follow us @bravenewgamer and stay tuned because the giveaway starts Monday and runs through the entire week!