Piracy News


Report: Most Pirated Japanese DS and PSP Games

By Brian Leahy, Jun 09, 2010 12:00pm PDT

According to the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) of Japan, Pokemon Platinum is the most pirated Nintendo DS game in the...


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Blizzard: Fighting Piracy with DRM 'A Losing Battle'

By Jeff Mattas, May 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT

StarCraft II is still on track for its July 27 release on PC, but unlike some other developers, Blizzard isn't planning on gumming up the works...


"DRM, SecurRom, Safedisc etc.... All a waste of time and Resources that hurt the legitimate ..."

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Epic Blames PC Piracy for Its Focus on Consoles

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2010 9:00am PDT

Piracy is responsible for Gears of War developer Epic Games' waning enthusiasm for the PC, CVG spotted president Mike Capps saying in this month's...


"Your argument is that they are the exception. They are not the exception because we were talking ..."

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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'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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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