Peter Moore: Suing PC Pirates Not the Answer, 'It Didn't Work for the Music Industry'
Following the announcement that several game companies are filing suit against PC video game pirates, former Microsoft VP and current EA Sports...READ MORE >
id: PC Manufacturers See Piracy as 'Hidden Benefit'
While acclaimed studios such as Doom creator id, Unreal Tournament developer Epic and Crysis veterans Crytek have cited widespread piracy of PC...READ MORE >
Court Orders Pirate to Reimburse Developer $30,000
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...READ MORE >
Proposed Anti-Piracy Laws Could Ban Suspected European Pirates from Internet Access
A series of anti-piracy proposals in consideration by the European Union could result in internet users being permanently banned from the web if...READ MORE >
Crytek CEO Estimates 20 PC Game Pirates for Every One Legitimate Buyer
Crytek chief executive Cevat Yerli offered an assessment of piracy within the PC gaming industry, describing the market as "the most intensely...READ MORE >
Atari Sues over Negative Alone in the Dark Review, Accuses Reviewer of Piracy (Updated)
Update: Gamer.nl staffer Erwin Bergervoet has informed Shacknews that Atari also asked the Dutch gaming site to pull its 5/10 review of Alone in...READ MORE >
$1 Billion in MMO Revenue Found 'Under a Rock,' PCGA President Explains Goal of Coalition
PC Gaming Alliance president and Intel gaming program director Randy Stude offered commentary on the health of the PC gaming industry, expressing...READ MORE >
Encryption Chip Will End Piracy, Says Atari Founder
At yesterday's Wedbush Morgan Securities conference, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell claimed that a stealth encryption chip will "absolutely stop...READ MORE >
Electronic Arts Responds to Copy Protection Outcry, Removes 10-day SecuROM Check for the Troops
BioWare producer Derek French recently caused an uproar after announcing that copy protection on the PC editions of Mass Effect and Spore would...READ MORE >
Spore, Mass Effect PC to Require Online Validation Every Ten Days to Function
Update: Electronic Arts has relented to the pressure. Original story: BioWare technical producer Derek French has said that the PC versions of...READ MORE >
Crysis Developer Moving Away from PC Exclusives; Cites Piracy as 'Core Problem of PC Gaming'
Crysis and Far Cry creator Crytek has revealed its intent to focus more on consoles and move away from creating PC-exclusive titles due to the...READ MORE >
THQ Exec Rails on PC Pirates, Hardware Makers, You
Prompted by the closure of Titan Quest developer Iron Lore last week, THQ creative director Michael Fitch ranted on the state of PC gaming and...READ MORE >