Entries in 'piracy' (241)

Blizzard: DRM is ‘a losing battle’

Blizzard: DRM is ‘a losing battle’

Developer Blizzard will use a one-off Battle.net activation as its way to safeguard upcoming release StarCraft II from piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2010 at 11:17AM in News
Sony: We’ll fix PSP

Sony: We’ll fix PSP

“Piracy's been the biggest problem, no question about it – it has become a very difficult proposition to be profitable, given the piracy right now.” That’s the frank admission of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2010 at 5:22PM in News
Ireland approves ‘three strikes’ net ruling

Ireland approves ‘three strikes’ net ruling

Eircom, Ireland’s largest internet service provider, has rolled out the implementation of its ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy on illegal internet file sharing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2010 at 3:08PM in News
Epic: Piracy ‘turned us to consoles’

Epic: Piracy ‘turned us to consoles’

Epic Games has cited piracy as the key explanation behind group’s transformation from dedicated PC development to console-focused work.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2010 at 5:55PM in News

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Rugby star jailed for DS eBay scam

Rugby star jailed for DS eBay scam

A British sports star has become possibly the highest profile name ever to be jailed for the piracy of video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2010 at 11:06PM in News
Pre-owned 'a bigger problem than piracy’

Pre-owned 'a bigger problem than piracy’

As EA is set to implement a divisive $10 pay-wall in a bid to curb pre-owned sales of its games, one experienced UK developer believes the threat of second-hand sales ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 3:07PM in News
DRM could become legally enforceable

DRM could become legally enforceable

The European Commission has revealed details of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is designed to help combat piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2010 at 10:46AM in News
Cecil: Piracy is nature’s way of telling us games are too expensive

Cecil: Piracy is nature’s way of telling us games are too expensive

Revolution Software’s Charles Cecil has claimed that the rampant piracy currently testing the industry is the natural consequence of gaming’s current business and distribution model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2010 at 10:40AM in News

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Piracy accounts for dropping DS sales

Piracy accounts for dropping DS sales

Measuring the true scale of the impact of software piracy is a tough task, but Nintendo has said that illicit copying of DS titles is to blame for a near ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 11:33AM in News
‘Porn virus’ targets games pirates

‘Porn virus’ targets games pirates

Piracy is bad and you shouldn’t do it. You don’t agree? Well, here’s another reason not to pirate games – your illicit midnight online porn habit could be exposed to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 4:34PM in News
JAPAN: R4 card returns to shelves

JAPAN: R4 card returns to shelves

Major Japanese retailers are once again stocking the notorious R4 card, despite the device being banned from sale last year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 14th 2010 at 11:26AM in News
Chinatown Wars ‘suffered due to piracy’

Chinatown Wars ‘suffered due to piracy’

Rampant piracy is the real reason for GTA: Chinatown Wars’ slow sales according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2010 at 2:00PM in News

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Hotz claims iPad hack

Hotz claims iPad hack

One of the world’s most recognised hackers has claimed to have developed a method to ‘crack’ the Apple iPad – weeks before the device even arrives at retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 5:52PM in News
Now C&C4’s DRM suffers problems

Now C&C4’s DRM suffers problems

EA has had to endure a weekend of complaints following several reports that PC gamers trying to play recent release Command & Conquer 4 have been plagued with problems relating ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2010 at 12:06PM in News
BT boss slams net cut-off plans

BT boss slams net cut-off plans

The chief executive of British Telecom has slammed proposals included in the Digital Economy Bill that will grant authorities the power to disconnect file-sharers from the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 4:07PM in News
‘Games lead charge on piracy fight’

‘Games lead charge on piracy fight’

The video games industry is well ahead of music and DVD when it comes to combating IP theft, says trade body ELSPA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 8:00AM in News

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Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Ubisoft’s DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 10:50AM in News
Sony promises PSP piracy solution

Sony promises PSP piracy solution

A solution is on the way for the ongoing piracy challenge that Sony believes is the platform’s “biggest problem” – that’s the claim of SCEA’s senior VP of publisher relations ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 11:45AM in News
Ubisoft: Impact of piracy measures will be "limited"

Ubisoft: Impact of piracy measures will be "limited"

The contentious copy-protection method that will require all Ubisoft PC titles to be constantly connected to the web is crucial for fighting piracy, the publisher says.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 12:52PM in News
Nintendo won’t rule out pre-owned move

Nintendo won’t rule out pre-owned move

With Sony and EA recently unveiling bold new moves to counter what publishers see as the threat posed by the pre-owned market, Nintendo has refused to rule out taking similar ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:36PM in News
AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

Nintendo is celebrating another victory in the war against the R4 card with news that an Australian distributor has been heavily fined for selling the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 12:34PM in News
Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Echoing the controversial measures announced by Ubisoft last month, Sony has revealed that users of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 will need to register their game online before ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 9:49AM in News
AUS: Pirate to pay Nintendo $1.3m

AUS: Pirate to pay Nintendo $1.3m

An Australian man who uploaded an illegal copy of New Super Mario Bros Wii to the internet before the game went on sale has agreed to pay Nintendo $1.3m in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 2:09PM in News
Ubisoft defends piracy plans

Ubisoft defends piracy plans

Ubisoft has further clarified its intentions to employ an “always-on” internet connection policy in some of its future PC releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 5:04PM in News
Ubi looks to net piracy solution

Ubi looks to net piracy solution

In a move to try and quell the ongoing piracy problem on PC, Ubisoft will require players of a selection of its future PC titles to have a constant connection ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 12:15PM in News