Entries in 'piracy' (241)

Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

Square Enix: DRM boosts profit, will be essential for the foreseeable future

An American Square Enix exec has insisted that the consumer backlash against DRM will not prevent its ongoing implementation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
3DS flash card accused of bricking systems

3DS flash card accused of bricking systems

Users who have attempted to use a specific 3DS flash card device have been left with a permanently broken console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2014 at 2:43PM in News
Football Manager merchandise can offset piracy loss

Football Manager merchandise can offset piracy loss

Football Manager clothing can help Sports Interactive make money in markets where it does not sell any games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 4th 2013 at 12:49PM in News
The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

UK residents are now able to access The Pirate Bay using a dedicated web browser designed by the controversial organisation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 1:58PM in News

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UPDATED: GAME actively promoting Ouya's SNES emulation

UPDATED: GAME actively promoting Ouya's SNES emulation

Retailer GAME has chosen to highlight Ouya’s emulation functionality as part of its promotion for the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:35PM in News
New Intellectual Property Crime Unit to clamp down on piracy

New Intellectual Property Crime Unit to clamp down on piracy

In what is being described as “an innovative new strategy”, a new Intellectual Property Crime Unit has been formed to help fight UK piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2013 at 9:38AM in News
ESA annual report highlights anti-piracy focus

ESA annual report highlights anti-piracy focus

The Entertainment Software Association served 3.4m takedown notices for copyright infringement in 2012, according to a recently released annual report from the organization.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 29th 2013 at 8:59AM in News
Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

Video games piracy is less prolific than feared, report claims

A significant study by a group of universities has downplayed the significance of video games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 12:22PM in News

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Hackers claim Wii U success

Hackers claim Wii U success

Pirated games can now be played on the Wii U, a group of modders have claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2013 at 9:24AM in News
Sony patent compares load times to detect piracy

Sony patent compares load times to detect piracy

Sony has filed a patent for a process that would measure products’ load times against a benchmark to determine legitimacy.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 25th 2013 at 7:55AM in News
Microsoft vows "vigorous action" against Gears of War: Judgement pirates

Microsoft vows "vigorous action" against Gears of War: Judgement pirates

Those found to be playing Gears of Wars: Judgement early can expect a swift can of whoop-ass courtesy of Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2013 at 1:22PM in News
The Pirate Bay suing rival for copyright infringement

The Pirate Bay suing rival for copyright infringement

Yes, you read the headline correctly – The Pirate Bay has threatened to sue a rival website over an alleged case of copyright infringement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2013 at 2:35PM in News

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Pirates make 3DS breakthrough, leaving devs worried

Pirates make 3DS breakthrough, leaving devs worried

Having held out for the best part of two years, Nintendo’s 3DS seems to have sadly succumbed to pirates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 12:08PM in News
Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t even been out for two weeks in the UK and hackers are already enjoying early success in cracking the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2012 at 9:40AM in News
PayPal clamps down on Usenet providers

PayPal clamps down on Usenet providers

Online payment company PayPal has begun cutting off accounts connected to Usenet services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2012 at 2:47PM in News
Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

A case of closing the stable doors after the horse has bolted?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 2:44PM in News

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Football Manager vs the pirates

Football Manager vs the pirates

FM 2013 is Sports Interactive’s most ambitious game yet. And if it can stay piracy-free for a few weeks, next year’s title will be even greater.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 22nd 2012 at 2:57PM in News
Reports emerge of Origin account hijacks

Reports emerge of Origin account hijacks

A number of EA Origin users have reportedly had their accounts compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2012 at 2:05PM in News
Sony smacks PS3 pirates with PSN bans

Sony smacks PS3 pirates with PSN bans

Consumers who use the new PS3 lv0 bootloader key to play games illegally online are being banned from PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2012 at 9:45AM in News
Sports Interactive: Preventing piracy 
helped us hire 17 new developers

Sports Interactive: Preventing piracy helped us hire 17 new developers

Football Manager 2013 had more staff than ever working on it… because last year’s version was piracy free for two weeks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 9th 2012 at 10:47AM in News
Hackers turn on Kim Dotcom and his new Mega portal

Hackers turn on Kim Dotcom and his new Mega portal

Kim Dotcom’s return to online file-sharing may prove to be an even rougher ride than he expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2012 at 10:50AM in News
Kim Dotcom officially unveils Megaupload successor Mega

Kim Dotcom officially unveils Megaupload successor Mega

The successor to now shut file-sharing site Megaupload has been revealed by controversial figure Kim Dotcom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2012 at 3:12PM in News
'Broke' Hotline Miami dev offers helping hand to pirates

'Broke' Hotline Miami dev offers helping hand to pirates

The creator of the superb indie hit Hotline Miami has offered technical support to those who pirate his game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2012 at 12:03PM in News
ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

ISPs refuse BPI request to block access to three torrent sharing sites

A request from the British Phonographic Industry for ISPs to block access to three additonal torrent sharing sites has been rebuffed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 3:39PM in News
'New' Megaupload will be immune to raids, copyright infringement claims

'New' Megaupload will be immune to raids, copyright infringement claims

The creators of Megaupload have vowed that its replacement will effectively be bullet proof.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2012 at 2:16PM in News