Category Archives: Piracy
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 14:04 GMT
Over 10 million people illegally downloaded Football Manager 2013, and its developer knows the IP address of every single one of them.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 01:09 BST
GTA 5 has not been confirmed for PC, and the possible future port has not – repeat, not – been leaked to torrent sites. The 18GB “GTA 5 Full PC Game + Crack” package doing the rounds merely sends the user to a scam site and attempts to rip them off; it’s quite probable the files in the pack are fraught with viruses and other nasties, too. According to WCCF Tech, “thousands” of hopeful gamers have downloaded the file already. Don’t join them.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 23:24 BST
Gentlemen! developer Lucky Frame has revealed some fairly tragic figures regarding its multiplayer mobile title, which has been illicitly downloaded tens of thousands of times more often than it has been purchased.
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 | 20:48 BST
Nintendo has filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida against the owner of the website HackYourConsole for “blatantly promoting and selling” unauthorized Nintendo games along with “devices and services that circumvent the security,” in DS and Wii.
Fri, Aug 02, 2013 | 17:32 BST
Last week a Kickstarter campaign appeared for Final Fantasy 7: The Web Series. It seems that Square-Enix isn’t too happy about it, as they’ve now threatened legal action.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 01:27 BST
Ska Studios is bringing former Xbox Live Arcade exclusive The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile to PC, which makes the spluttering protests of a pirate who cracked the game earlier this week look a bit silly.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 22:44 BST
An academic study into file sharing has found much lower levels of game piracy than those claimed by the Electronics Software Association.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 20:45 BST
Hackers have claimed to have “completely reversed the Wii U drive authentication, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed for this next generation key”.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 02:23 BST
In a somewhat insufferably cute attempt to meet pirates on their own ground, Greenheart Games released a build of Game Dev Tycoon onto torrent sites to allow pirates to share it freely. With a catch.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
Nintendo has nominated four problematic territories in an appeal to the US government to counter video game piracy.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 08:28 GMT
PS4 could have anti-piracy measures after all, according to an unearthed patent from Sony. Although the filing was first submitted in August 2011, it has now gone live, and suggests that PS4 could measure a game’s load time to determine whether or not the game has been acquired illegally.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 21:34 GMT
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 00:21 GMT
Indie developer Analgesic Productions has issued a classy response to piracy of its 16-bit style adventure Anodyne.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 21:09 GMT
Renegade Kid boss Jools Watsham has clarified his comments regarding 3DS and piracy, in an effort to circumvent the possibility of his words being further misconstrued.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
Mutant Mudds, Dementium and Moon developer Renegade Kid may give up on the 3DS if it is successfully exploited by hackers and pirates.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:36 GMT
The Japanese government has cracked down further on flash (R4) cartridges for Nintendo handhelds.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 00:21 GMT
PlayStation 3 consoles hosting pirated games enabled by unauthorised custom software will find themselves cut off from the PlayStation Network.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 | 15:28 GMT
Hotline Miami developer Jonatan Söderström is out of cash, but is assisting Pirate Bay users in downloading his gritty 1980s title for free. He’s offering them the most recent patched version instead of the initial build. Check out the details below.
Sat, May 19, 2012 | 19:36 BST
GOG’s managing director, Guillaume Rambourg, has said that surprisingly enough, it wasn’t the DRM-free version of The Witcher II which was pirated the most, but the retail version which shipped with DRM.
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 03:02 BST
A new report from the Business Software Alliance says 57% of all PC owners admit to pirating software. The statistic is based on survey responses, and is being touted as a reason to crack down further on piracy. The report claims the $63.4 billion worth of software was pirated in 2011, a significant jump on 2010′s $58.8 billion, and that developing countries – notably China – are particularly keen on it. Young males are highlighted as the primary offenders. On the potentially bright side, those who pirate seem to own more software in general.