Links: Denuvo suck and are thieves, Andrew Hickey’s Beach Boys books, Jimmy Webb.

 

  • How bad is Denuvo’s anti-piracy DRM for games? So bad it was cracked in a week on RimE — no DRM people have interest in breaking cannot be broken, because you cannot give someone a lock and the key to the lock and keep the key from them — and Denuvo turn out to have stolen code to make Denuvo work. (Don’t forget the power of DRM to make your game suck: 300,000 calls to Denuvo triggers during startup. “Did you wonder why game loading times are so long – here is the answer.”)

  • Andrew Hickey’s books on the Beach Boys are $1 on Kindle for June only.

  • An interview with Jimmy Webb, superstar young songwriter of the late 1960s. Don’t ever use autotune around him.

One thought on “Links: Denuvo suck and are thieves, Andrew Hickey’s Beach Boys books, Jimmy Webb.

  1. It won’t be news to anyone reading here that DRM is a scam perpetrated on creators by technologists. The surprising bit is that the marks are still falling for it in 2017…

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