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Nintendo's Iwata Talks 3DS, Piracy, Social Gaming

By Brian Leahy, May 14, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata answered investor questions after revealing the company's yearly earnings, which has been translated into English...

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"Funny, I remember people saying exactly the same thing about the Virtual Boy. Or the Gamecube. ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 14 comments

Nintendo Files Piracy Suit Against Online Retailer, Discusses Effects of Piracy

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 2:18pm PDT

Hardware and software maker Nintendo announced today that it has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of NXPGAME, claiming that the unnamed...

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"Yeah, I've read wolfire's blog too, and I tend to agree with his perspective. To be fair, ..."

- Agrona see all 19 comments

Nintendo 3DS Hardware Includes Optional 3D Toggle, Stronger Anti-Piracy Measures

By Chris Faylor, May 10, 2010 9:00am PDT

Though Nintendo is waiting until mid-June to properly debut its new portable game machine, the Nintendo 3DS, the company has confirmed a few new...

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"Is 3D going to be something useful on a DS sized screen? I don't know that the next version of ..."

- tehwalrus see all 33 comments

UK Videogame Trade Association Survey Finds Piracy Not Seen as a Significant Threat

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 10, 2009 3:04pm PST

TIGA, a trade association representing the UK games industry, recently surveyed its members about the rising impact of software piracy on game...

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"The biggest case of this I can remember is Crysis. Crysis looked great and had a stunning ..."

- DeathStrikeVirus see all 39 comments

'Don't Copy That Floppy' Sequel Warns of Piracy; Includes id Software Cameo, Klingons

By Chris Faylor, Sep 09, 2009 7:38am PDT

In an effort to educate "a new generation of would-be pirates," the Software & Information Industry Association (previously the Software Publishers...

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"There are plenty of people that have gone to jail for stealing physical copies of games. Does ..."

- SFtheWolf see all 126 comments

Nintendo DSi Gets Facebook, More Piracy Protection

By Chris Faylor, Aug 03, 2009 11:08am PDT

Nintendo DSi owners in North America will soon be able to upload pictures from the handheld to social networking site Facebook, as that...

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""the Assassin's Creed/Imagine: Babyz publisher". Now that's a phrase you don't see every day, lol."

- docholoday see all 2 comments

Ubisoft's CEO Breaks Down Piracy By Platform; New Tool Will 'Tremendously' Decrease PC Piracy

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Jul 28, 2009 7:02pm PDT

During yesterday's Ubisoft earnings call, company CEO Yves Guillemot outlined his thoughts on piracy as it pertains to each platform, from PC to...

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"Pay attention to what I said. CHARACTERS does not. Environments do."

- levente@speakeasy.net see all 493 comments

File-sharing Site 'The Pirate Bay' Acquired, Going Legit

By Nick Breckon, Jun 30, 2009 11:42am PDT

Like Napster before it, torrent site The Pirate Bay--notorious for its use as a hub for online piracy--has been acquired by a legitimate company,...

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"I know. Right now that dude's in a straight jacket for sure."

- Xulu see all 87 comments

StarCraft 2's Non-existent LAN Support Explained, Piracy Cited as Key Reason

By Chris Faylor, Jun 30, 2009 7:32am PDT

Following through on word that StarCraft II won't support LAN play due to "planned technology to be incorporated into Battle.net," developer...

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"Pay per play service is so 09 and beyond because the kiddies "Nullzero" will have there mommys ..."

- Curium244 see all 433 comments

EA Using The Sims 3 DLC, Community to Curb Piracy

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 6:30pm PDT

The pre-release leak of The Sims 3 essentially served as a "demo program" for Electronic Arts to test its focus on "disc-enabled" services like...

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"Just give me the old disc in drive and cd key protection scheme on pc games and maybe I'll buy ..."

- matrixneo42 see all 92 comments

Sony: PSP Piracy 'Sickening,' Has Reduced Sales

By Nick Breckon, Apr 22, 2009 1:01pm PDT

In a new interview with Gamaustra, Sony's Peter Dille called the problem of rampant PSP piracy "sickening," and said that Sony now believes a large...

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"They also say it when there's no particular relevance. This article never claims it's a direct ..."

- Chris Remo see all 106 comments

Roughly 88% of Peak Hour Demigod Users Pirates

By Chris Faylor, Apr 17, 2009 9:19am PDT

Update: Stardock has asked the press to clarify that the below figures don't represent overall sales, but simply the breakdown of...

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"I'm a fellow developer and in all honesty, my heart goes out to the developers of this game. I ..."

- hollandrain see all 341 comments

Games for Windows Live Adds Anti-piracy Solution, In-game Marketplace

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:00am PDT

Microsoft today announced new features coming soon to the Games for Windows Live service, including an anti-piracy solution and in-game...

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"GTA IV on Steam is a nightmare - the whole GFW and R* Socialclub thing simply did not work."

- Lukiopimp see all 57 comments

Valve: 'Pirates Are Underserved Customers'

By Nick Breckon, Jan 19, 2009 11:48am PST

How does Valve deal with PC piracy? According to Valve director of business development Jason Holtman, it gives them what they want--and makes a...

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"My sarcasm meter definitely caught your sarcasm it was pretty loud."

- SlingBlaze see all 87 comments

Championship Manager Dev Reports 90% Piracy Rate

By Nick Breckon, Jan 05, 2009 3:45pm PST

Following in the unfortunate footsteps of World of Goo, developer Beautiful Game Studios' claims that its Championship Manager series of PC soccer...

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"OMG, You need to take a chill-pill Chris! I was trying (and utterly failing, I see) a joke on ..."

- Zzap see all 116 comments