Piracy News


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...


"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...


"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

PCGA Predicts Official Console Emulation on PCs; Piracy 'Ridiculous' Reason to Axe PC Support

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2008 8:43am PST

In the future, PCs will be able to officially play console games with the full blessing and support of major console manufacturers Sony, Microsoft...


"hahahah he said close d titles are what made consoles so good did u just skip ten years on not ..."

- alalkoolj see all 196 comments

The Top 10 Pirated PC Games of 2008: Spore Leads

By Nick Breckon, Dec 09, 2008 11:51am PST

EA Maxis' Spore was by far the most pirated PC game in 2008, according to a list compiled by Torrent-tracking blog TorrentFreak. The title,...


"I was in Buenos Aires for six months last year and almost every game I saw was a pirated copy. ..."

- Dick Marcinko see all 179 comments

PSP Piracy Is 'Trending Down,' Claims Sony

By Chris Faylor, Nov 25, 2008 2:13pm PST

Illegal downloads of PSP software have slowed across the past two months, Sony Computer Entertainment America hardware manager John Koller has...


"pretty sure your comment was just as bad if not worse. hypocrite. burn :p"

- purekillforce see all 31 comments

World of Goo Co-Creator Claims 90% Piracy Rate

By Blake Ellison, Nov 13, 2008 1:53pm PST

2D Boy's World of Goo (PC, Wii) is being pirated at the rate of "about 90%," according to co-creator Ron Carmel. The statement came from...


"and people wonder why we're getting to "INTERNET REQUIRED" for antipiracy thanks ..."

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PCGA President: Spore DRM Revolt Was Gamers' Boston Tea Party

By Blake Ellison, Nov 12, 2008 2:32pm PST

Randy Stude, the outspoken president of the PC Gaming Alliance, has arrived at some conclusions about game piracy after turning his attention to...


"Adobe products worth the price? So you were happy when they bought flash and jacked the price ..."

- Cruciform see all 14 comments

PCGA President: 'Let's Monetize Those Pirates'

By Blake Ellison, Oct 20, 2008 12:38pm PDT

PC Gaming Alliance president Randy Stude has decided to turn his industry consortium's attention toward piracy after months of DRM controversy and...


"Pirates are able to play pirated games because they are able to crack it and make the game think ..."

- 1_6_8 see all 88 comments

ESA Praises New Anti-Piracy Law

By Chris Faylor, Oct 14, 2008 9:01am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association today praised Congress and President Bush for signing the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for...


"If I keep my drive encrypted out of habit simply due to paranoia, not due to any actual criminal ..."

- three-d see all 38 comments

Piracy and Polish May Delay Bionic Commando PC; New Screenshots Celebrate TGS

By Chris Faylor, Oct 09, 2008 8:07am PDT

New screenshots of GRIN's Bionic Commando (PC, PS3, 360) accompany today's Tokyo Game Show festivities, showing off more of the swinging-focused...


"PC Gamers are refined, they are the gamers that have "Been there done that". If you can't wait ..."

- Sewje see all 63 comments

EndWar PC Coming After Consoles Due to Piracy; PC Pirates Would 'Cannibalize' Console Sales

By Chris Faylor, Oct 08, 2008 8:12am PDT

Following up on yesterday's report that a PC release of Tom Clancy's EndWar is likely, creative director Michael de Plater has now revealed that...


"Amen. Pirates steal software, forcing publishers and developers implement DRM. If piracy ..."

- Wilhuf see all 139 comments

PC Dev: Piracy Crisis 'Overblown'

By Blake Ellison, Sep 04, 2008 3:30pm PDT

Piracy is said to be public enemy number one in the games industry, if certain game studios are to be believed. It's been declared responsible for...


"Doom 3 sold over 3 and a half million copies, dude. John Carmack never blamed.... whatever your ..."

- verminer see all 126 comments

Crytek: Crysis Patches Prove Abundant Piracy, Consoles Are 'Very Good DRM Technologies'

By Chris Faylor, Aug 28, 2008 1:00pm PDT

While some argue that piracy can increase game sales by letting players take a "try before you buy" approach, Crytek business manager Harald Seeley...


"What a bunch of Whiners. I remember this too. Ran into it when i was looking for Crysis ..."

- Forebode see all 202 comments

ESA Welcomes Game Pirate Jail Sentences

By Blake Ellison, Aug 28, 2008 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association--the industry organization assisting game makers in legal and governmental matters and organizes the annual...


"driving a car drunk is just as bad as "scheming" to kill someone, are you insane? Everyone knows ..."

- thetangent see all 33 comments

Peter Moore: Suing PC Pirates Not the Answer, 'It Didn't Work for the Music Industry'

By Nick Breckon, Aug 21, 2008 8:03pm PDT

Following the announcement that several game companies are filing suit against PC video game pirates, former Microsoft VP and current EA Sports...


"So you're suggesting that we go on doing nothing about piracy while it's cost just about every ..."

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