Encryption chip will end games piracy, says Bushnell

By Patrick Garratt, Saturday, 24 May 2008 20:26 GMT

Speaking at yesterday’s Wedbush Morgan Securities annual Management Access Conference, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said that games piracy will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new chip.

“There is a stealth encryption chip called a TPM that is going on the motherboards of most of the computers that are coming out now,” he said.

“What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world – which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords – which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem.”

Thanks, GI.

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