Assasins Creed 2 was one of the first games to feature Ubisofts new DRM. In case you haven't heard let me get you up to speed. With this DRM you can only play the game while you are connected to Ubisofts servers. Think MMORPG games. It is a lot like the way a MMORPG game fails to function without a connection to there server, except in this case it isn't a MMORPG game, it is a single player game. At least with a MMORPG game you know exactly what you are getting before you buy it. Well... Go here: http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/03/08/004219/Ubisofts-Authentication-Servers-Go-Down?art_pos=2 You will see that Slashdot makes the claim the DRM is already broken. I disagree with this. My read of that previous story is that Ubisoft basicaly said that a theoretical DRM bypass was capable. But what has happened is that the DRM servers went down and everyone playing Assasins Creed 2 on PC came to a screeching halt. Now, some of you will say 'Hey, maybe this means Ubisoft will learn from there mistake and this awful DRM will go away!'. 2 things you can count on. 1. Never underestimate the ability of thousands of bored teenagers in there parents basement to undo the best that any corporation can create. (read, encryption, DRM - you name it. If you get on these kids hit list you have already been defeated) 2. Bad DRM will always lead to even worse DRM. Those things are truths.