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Use the submit links to the left to add games to the database.
Use the database links to view the database.

If you have any trouble email me or contact me on Twitter.

If you like the database and find it useful and would like to donate, know that I appreciate it.  Every little bit helps.

Thanks for your continued support! - Now no ads, just donations.

posted Mar 15, 2014, 7:31 PM by Billy Bruiser   [ updated Mar 15, 2014, 7:47 PM ]

There's still a steady stream of users and attention directed to this website.  Thank you all for helping spread the word.  

One small design change that will be good for all will be the elimination of any and all ads.  They are an ineffective way to maintain the website and are mostly good at slowing down the performance of loading pages.

So hopefully performance will improve a bit for everyone to get the information that they need as quickly as possible.

In coordination with that, I've added one Donate button to the Home Page where anyone who wants to donate can.  I appreciate anything you want to give, and even if you don't, I'm glad you're finding my work useful and I hope that you invite others that could use is.  

Finally, I want to encourage you to correct any entries in the database that you know to be incorrect.  Errors will be corrected, but nothing can be fixed if I don't know it's wrong.

Take care, and thanks again,
Scott

Small update on the submission forms

posted Sep 10, 2013, 4:28 PM by Billy Bruiser

I've added an "Other" option to both the PC and Console DRM database forms.  That way you can add the details of the DRM right there where you select the type of DRM.  I supect we will see more experimental DRM on the consoles in the near future, so this should help cover all bases.

The database will keep on trucking

posted Jul 27, 2013, 7:00 PM by Billy Bruiser

I'm taking a more hands off approach to running this site, but will still maintain access for everyone to use and contribute as they want.

I am still here to answer any questions or correct things.  Contact me on twitter. https://twitter.com/TheBillyBruiser

Update for 6-8-13 --- Console database here

posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:07 AM by Billy Bruiser   [ updated Jun 8, 2013, 12:02 PM ]

With the announcement of the XBOX One and the rumors of the PS4, it's clear that DRM isn't just a concern of pc gamers anymore.  So, it's time we have a place to collect information about the DRM in console games as well.  I'm in the process of getting a new database up here for that.

To make it successful, I will need much more support in submitting games to the database.  Console games and systems would require more than I can afford to keep a database up to date on my own.  Fortunately, the information will be much easier to gather than for PC games since there will likely only be a handful of DRM variations on the consoles.

Expect to see updates to the site with getting that ready.  Notably, I'm going to clean up the navigation bar to the side and move the advanced category searches to all be listed on one page, so there won't be links to each individual one.  Also, since there will be two separate databases now, some of the page names may change to indicate which database is which.  Check back this week to the homepage at www.drmdatabase.net to make sure your bookmarks are up to date.

Call for contributors and some numbers

posted Apr 14, 2013, 12:14 PM by Billy Bruiser

There weren't a ton of updates this and last month due to the few number of new releases.  This is the perfect time for indie developers to disclose what kind of DRM they will be using.

If your game isn't already in the database, or maybe it's inaccurate, go ahead and submit the game no matter which DRM you choose.  It will be featured here on the front page in a status update at the least, giving a bit of attention.

I thought disclosing a little bit of the traffic flow I get would be interesting to some as well.  I find this interesting anyways.

So far this year there's been around 2000 regular visitors, with an average visit duration of 3 mins 14 secs.  That's good because that's mostly why I wanted this database; so someone could look the information up while they were shopping and then be on their way as quick as they wanted.

Most visitors are from the US, with the UK, then Canada, then Australia.  Not too surprising there.  Then it's Saudi Arabia.  Pretty cool.

Over 50% of my mobile traffic is on Apple devices with no mobile visitors from a Windows phone.

27% of my traffic comes through Google searches.

Most traffic goes right to the homepage, with 20% going directly to the database.  This is perhaps the most notable stat. 13% of all traffic goes to the DRM Free Games category.  That's important because the next most visited page is the About page where I describe the site and it's only at 4%
Clearly, a lot of people are interested in DRM Free games.

Remember to tell your friends about the database.  The more contributors we have, the better it will be for everyone.  If you have any comments or whatnot, hit me up on Twitter

Recent DRM Updates 4/14/2013

posted Apr 14, 2013, 11:50 AM by Billy Bruiser

The Sims 2 -    DRM Free
SimCity(2013) -    Origin always on DRM
Angry Birds Space (Steam) - Drm Free

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings - Steamworks / CEG
Ace Combat Assault Horizon: Enhanced Edition (Steam) - GFWL
Bioshock Infinite - Steamworks / CEG
Tomb Raider(2013) - Steamworks / CEG

Recent DRM Updates 2/9/2013

posted Feb 9, 2013, 2:51 PM by Billy Bruiser

Real Heroes Firefighters - DRM Free
Omerta: City of Gangsters (Steam) Account Based, Steamworks /CEG
Age of Empires III: Complete Collection (Steam) DRM Free
Mark of the Ninja (Steam) Steamworks / CEG
Deadlight (Steam) Steamworks / CEG
Iron Brigade (Steam) GFWL

Recent DRM Updates 1/2/2013

posted Jan 2, 2013, 1:14 AM by Billy Bruiser

Borderlands 2 (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Hotline Miami (Steam) DRM Free
Conflict: Denied Ops (Steam) Steamworks/CEG

Darksiders 2 (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Amazon) Uplay
Assassin's Creed Revelations (Amazon) Uplay

Scribblenauts Unlimited (Steam) DRM Free
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Towns (Steam) DRM Free

Quantum Conundrum (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Hell Yeah! (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (Steam) GFWL

Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Snapshot (Steam) DRM Free
Shank 2 (Steam) Steamworks/CEG

Closure (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Ceville (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Eschalon: Book 1 (Steam) Steamworks/CEG

Pirates of Black Cove (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Risen 2 (Steam) Steamworks/CEG
Napoleon: Total War (Steam) Steamworks/CEG

Recent DRM updates - 12/15/2012

posted Dec 15, 2012, 4:26 PM by Billy Bruiser

Of Orcs and Men - (Steam) ActControl DRM
Conquest of Elysium 3 -  (Steam) DRM Free
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - (GFWL store) GFWL, Themida
Fallen Enchantress - (All) Account Based
Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People - (Retail) SecuROM

How to scan for DRM

posted Oct 29, 2012, 9:45 PM by Billy Bruiser

I've created a new page here detailing how to check for DRM with links to some tools to use and I made this video to demonstrate the use of ProtectionID and how to check for CEG usage in Steam games.



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