Tag Archives: Piracy
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 10:42 GMT
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion developer DreamRift has responded to discussion in the industry regarding 3DS piracy rates. It comes as Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid voiced an ultimatum it would abandon 3DS development if piracy rates hit the same level seen on Nintendo DS. DreamRift has cautioned the “unfortunate and ugly impact” of 3DS piracy fears.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 09:57 BST
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that the amount of players paying for F2P microstransaction content is the same as those paying for full PC titles. Guillemot also stresses that free-to-play titles are an ideal anti-piracy solution for the publisher, stating that 95% of people playing its titles aren’t playing them legally.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 14:03 GMT
Ubisoft has said it wants to offer enough value to PC gamers that the need for DRM eventually “goes away”, and to do this, the firm’s digital boss Chris Early said a system similar to MMOs needs to be set in place.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 00:57 GMT
“Piracy is not a solution to anything,” says Minecraft creator Notch. The Swedish developer has never really hidden his views on piracy. Summarised, the Minecraft creator considers software theft a “minor offense” overall, something on par with jaywalking or littering.
It’s not really surprising then, that when a fan commented that he loved the game but couldn’t afford a copy for himself, the creator suggested that he “just pirate it“. Almost as an afterthought, “don’t forget to feel bad.”
Mon, Jan 09, 2012 | 06:38 GMT
38 Studios founder Curt Schilling has said the firm cannot “in good conscience support” the Stop Online Piracy Act as it is currently written.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 | 17:28 GMT
Speaking to Eurogamer, CD Projekt responded to the controversy and tried to shed a little bit of light on why they took such rash actions against pirates. More »
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 17:51 BST
Ubisoft and Blizzard have angered many in the past year by insisting PC gamers maintain an internet connection during play, but I’d always been on the fence. Until this week.
Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 07:04 BST
Sat, May 21, 2011 | 10:22 BST
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 17:34 BST
Lionhead has is of the opinion that second-hand sales are more of problem today with Xbox 360, than PC piracy.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 | 23:42 GMT
Influential game designer David Braben has spoken out against the hacking of the PlayStation 3 and release of custom firmware, describing the freedom of speech argument as “rubbish”.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | 01:02 GMT
Rumours suggest Sony may be working up to the release of a new, “hack-proof” PlayStation 3 model.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 21:35 GMT
The ESA has named Brazil, China, France, Italy and Spain as the five countries with “extraordinarily high” levels of online game piracy.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 | 20:28 GMT
Fri, Jan 07, 2011 | 06:13 GMT
Seriously, don’t people have anything better to do?
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 | 09:50 GMT
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | 05:19 GMT
Don’t feel like paying? You’ll pay for that.
Tue, Nov 02, 2010 | 18:55 GMT
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said the company will continue to support the existing DS line in Europe despite the impending release of 3DS next year.
Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | 16:00 BST