... makes me wish to put a bullet through their skulls, hearts and asses. Seriously ... I mean, WHAT THE HELL? PC Gamer reports on the status of the PC edition of Assassin's Creed II, which relies on Ubisoft's brand new DRM system, which we've reported about earlier. According to the report, this particular brand of DRM is one of the worst you're about to lay your hands on. In future, while playing Ubi's games, you need an active Internet Connection at all times. The game immediately quits if the Internet Connection is lost (???). In other words, your game quits and you lose progress. For a game that doesn't even have an online component, well not yet at least (maybe with the upcoming multiplayer modes and shit... but still, c'mon guys, this is too much). Here's the word: "We've just received Assassin's Creed 2 and Settlers VII for review, and verified with Ubisoft that the DRM is the same as the boxed product. If you get disconnected while playing, you're booted out of the game. All your progress since the last checkpoint or savegame is lost, and your only options are to quit to Windows or wait until you're reconnected." "The game first starts the Ubisoft Game Launcher, which checks for updates. If you try to launch the game when you're not online, you hit an error message right away. So I tried a different test: start the game while online, play a little, then unplug my net cable. This is the same as what happens if your net connection drops momentarily, your router is rebooted, or the game loses its connection to Ubisoft's 'Master servers'. The game stopped, and I was dumped back to a menu screen - all my progress since it last autosaved was lost." If you didn't read it yet on the GR frontpage.