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Capcom Blames Piracy for Poor DMC4 PC Sales

By Aaron Linde, Aug 01, 2008 8:00pm PDT

Capcom corporate officer Christian Svensson revealed that the PC edition of the company's demon-slaying action title Devil May Cry 4 (PC, PS3, 360)...

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"The reason customer service gets more calls from the illegal users, is because the pirated copy ..."

- ElArabDeMagnifico see all 717 comments

Nintendo Joins 54 Companies in DS Piracy Battle

By Aaron Linde, Jul 29, 2008 9:36am PDT

Nintendo and 54 developers and publishers have filed suit in the Tokyo District Court to block the marketing, sales and importation of DS flash...

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"You are comparing a body part that everyone is born with to an unauthorized accessory for a ..."

- jarek99 see all 60 comments

Proposed Anti-Piracy Laws Could Ban Suspected European Pirates from Internet Access

By Aaron Linde, Jul 07, 2008 8:00pm PDT

A series of anti-piracy proposals in consideration by the European Union could result in internet users being permanently banned from the web if...

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"i'm going to wake up tomorrow, and all of this excitement will mean nothing. the world isn't ..."

- Zolneirz see all 131 comments

Crytek CEO Estimates 20 PC Game Pirates for Every One Legitimate Buyer

By Aaron Linde, Jun 27, 2008 1:31pm PDT

Crytek chief executive Cevat Yerli offered an assessment of piracy within the PC gaming industry, describing the market as "the most intensely...

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"BTW isn't it interesting how Diablo 2 just topped sales on Amazon's Game list. geee. what a ..."

- MAbans see all 217 comments

Atari Sues over Negative Alone in the Dark Review, Accuses Reviewer of Piracy (Updated)

By Aaron Linde, Jun 20, 2008 3:03pm PDT

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...

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"I always thought that embargos were only enforceable until they were irrevocably broken. Kind ..."

- BingusLargus see all 89 comments

$1 Billion in MMO Revenue Found 'Under a Rock,' PCGA President Explains Goal of Coalition

By Aaron Linde, Jun 16, 2008 8:00pm PDT

PC Gaming Alliance president and Intel gaming program director Randy Stude offered commentary on the health of the PC gaming industry, expressing...

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"Purchasing Power Parity. I have pointed this out in previous comments. Google it."

- 69gooch69 see all 35 comments

Encryption Chip Will End Piracy, Says Atari Founder

By Aaron Linde, May 23, 2008 1:57pm PDT

At yesterday's Wedbush Morgan Securities conference, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell claimed that a stealth encryption chip will "absolutely stop...

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"I say stop trying to enforce anti piracy and let people copy your games. One of the reasons I ..."

- matrixneo42 see all 174 comments

Electronic Arts Responds to Copy Protection Outcry, Removes 10-day SecuROM Check for the Troops

By Nick Breckon, May 09, 2008 12:45pm PDT

BioWare producer Derek French recently caused an uproar after announcing that copy protection on the PC editions of Mass Effect and Spore would...

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"False. I can install Win95 on a box, and run said game. I *could* solve my problems with Jane's ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 137 comments

Nvidia VP: No Justification for PC Piracy

By Aaron Linde, May 08, 2008 4:00pm PDT

Nvidia content relations VP Roy Taylor said that PC gaming has moved beyond reasonable justification for pirating PC games. The executive...

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"Uh, no. We don't pay more for games in Australia because we have better standards of living than ..."

- Arceihn see all 171 comments

Spore, Mass Effect PC to Require Online Validation Every Ten Days to Function

By Nick Breckon, May 06, 2008 1:28pm PDT

Update: Electronic Arts has relented to the pressure. Original story: BioWare technical producer Derek French has said that the PC versions of...

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"cease to function... UNTIL it can go online to revalidate. FFS, read up on their clearifications."

- SilverSnake see all 592 comments

Crysis Developer Moving Away from PC Exclusives; Cites Piracy as 'Core Problem of PC Gaming'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 30, 2008 7:32am PDT

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...

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"Retarded fight? You're a moron! I care because I believe that old saying "you pay for what you ..."

- SerratedDrums see all 334 comments

THQ Exec Rails on PC Pirates, Hardware Makers, You

By Aaron Linde, Mar 03, 2008 3:37pm PST

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...

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"Maybe there is no long-term solution for all this. PC developers aren't gonna make any money ..."

- JimRune see all 521 comments

Infinity Ward Amazed by Rampant PC Piracy

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2008 11:18am PST

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, PS3, X360) developer Infinity Ward was shocked to discover an unexpectedly high level of piracy in regards to...

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"Some games are 'Blockbusters', and I usually buy those to support my local multi-billion dollar ..."

- Jobos see all 479 comments

Chinese Piracy Declines As Worldwide Losses Grow

By Nick Breckon, May 15, 2007 11:54am PDT

According to a new report by the Business Software Alliance, the rate of Chinese piracy has seen a decrease of 10% over the past three years, while...

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"I wonder what would had happened had it not been a blind subject experiment, with the users ..."

- ZaldronGG see all 27 comments

id and Epic: Multiplatform because of piracy

By Chris Faylor, Mar 10, 2007 9:17am PST

Across two separate lectures at this week's Game Developers Conference, id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead and Epic Games president Michael Capps...

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"It's all BS, Don't think for one minute consoles are piracy free, In fact, I'm willing to bet ..."

- thends25 see all 1346 comments