Quantum Break's Pirate Players Rewarded With Pirate Eyepatches

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It looks like there's an interesting piracy measure in Quantum Break for anyone who's pirated the game (and it seems even people who legitimately obtained it as well.) Main character Jack Joyce is outfitted with a gaudy-looking eyepatch if the game believes you may be running a pirated version of the game.

That's hardly punishment, especially since it gives Joyce a vague Big Boss-esque feel, but it's a real thing that happens, as explained within a FAQ about the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break, where Remedy makes reference to the arrrr-gravating alteration. "Jack looks like a pirate--DRM might've accidentally trigggered." You're supposed to make sure you're logged in properly to your Microsoft account before starting the game to offset this, but that doesn't mean it's going to solve the issue.

Apparently this was also done within Alan Wake, Remedy's previous title. It's a weird way to treat "pirates," especially since it doesn't really take anything away from the game. I mean, it looks kind of cool. It's just an aesthetic niggle.

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    April 6, 2016 12:05 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Quantum Break's Pirate Players Rewarded With Pirate Eyepatches

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      April 6, 2016 12:31 PM

      Doesn't that encourage piracy?

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        April 6, 2016 12:32 PM

        It should blot out half the screen too.

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      April 6, 2016 2:00 PM

      In response to the last paragraph with it being a weird way to treat "pirates", it seems that it doesn't work very accurately. Perhaps they don't want to risk banishing people who have legitimate copies. Especially with the Windows store never being popular.

      Stores don't seem to work very well on desktop computing in general. It's interesting when you compare mobile, where a beefy digital store front is expected.

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        April 6, 2016 3:07 PM

        There is a store for PC that has a huge install base and mass acceptance. It's called Steam.

        The Microsoft store is like selling an app you have to sideload into iOS and wondering why sales are bad.

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