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Aug282007

BioShock gets raise to “number of authorised online activations”

One of the rare negatives brought up by gamers during discussion about BioShock, the latest game from Irrational Games, now 2K Boston and 2K Australia, was its quite draconian online activation system. Acknowledging this outcry from their customers and fans, 2K games decided to raise the number of authorised online activations to a more reasonable level.

The number of authorised simultaneous installations had been limited to 2 computers, and only 3 reinstallations of the game on these 2 machines were allowed. That resulted in a system that many considered too restrictive and kind of unfair to the legitimate owners of the game.

An update made to the game activation server now finally raised these limits to a 5-by-5 plan. In other words, the game can now be installed on 5 different computers and reinstalled 5 times on these same boxes. Also announced by 2K was future release of a “revoke tool

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