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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...

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"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,...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- Downforce see all 218 comments

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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

- .neo0.st|es see all 63 comments

id: PC Manufacturers See Piracy as 'Hidden Benefit'

By Chris Faylor, Aug 21, 2008 8:08am PDT

While acclaimed studios such as Doom creator id, Unreal Tournament developer Epic and Crysis veterans Crytek have cited widespread piracy of PC...

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"Once again, Hollenshead, the FAILED CEO of id, IS TALKING COMPLETE BS, making up his own FALSE ..."

- levente@speakeasy.net see all 242 comments

Court Orders Pirate to Reimburse Developer $30,000

By Aaron Linde, Aug 19, 2008 11:54am PDT

London's Patents County Court has ordered an unidentified woman to pay nearly $30,000 in fines to Topware Interactive for illegally sharing one of...

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"They don't seem to be encouraging it, though. People are still pirating as much as ever despite ..."

- nudel see all 27 comments