Entries in 'piracy' (241)

Football Manager 2012 requires Steam activation

Football Manager 2012 requires Steam activation

Sega has Steam activation compulsory for the next edition of Football Manager, after claiming that at least four fifths of the game’s players are using pirated copies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2011 at 12:20PM in News
Driver SF uses always-on DRM

Driver SF uses always-on DRM

The PC version of Ubisoft's Driver: San Francisco will require players to have a constant internet connection.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 27th 2011 at 3:22PM in News
Team Meat: We don't f**king care about piracy

Team Meat: We don't f**king care about piracy

PC and Xbox 360 download hit Super Meat Boy may have been heavily pirated but the game’s developers say it isn’t a problem.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 20th 2011 at 12:42PM in News
Sony: Protecting IP triggered hacks

Sony: Protecting IP triggered hacks

Sony president and CEO Sir Howard Stringer has claimed that the company was targeted by hackers because it was trying to protect its IP.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 29th 2011 at 11:42AM in News

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PS3 hacker expects jail term

PS3 hacker expects jail term

Sony's war on PS3 hacking looks close to be claiming its first scalp following the admission from Alexander Egorenkov that he expects to face a jail term.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2011 at 10:42AM in News
Premium Witcher 2 SKU “discourages piracy”

Premium Witcher 2 SKU “discourages piracy”

The Premium Edition of The Witcher 2  supports the boxed PC market and deters piracy, says Namco Bandai.
The day-one premium edition – which is £34.99 – features a bundle ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2011 at 3:41PM in News
Largest BitTorrent prosecution begins

Largest BitTorrent prosecution begins

The US Copyright Group has been granted permission to subpoena ISPs for the details of users who have illegally downloaded movies via BitTorrent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2011 at 1:22PM in News
OPINION: Can we benefit from piracy?

OPINION: Can we benefit from piracy?

With mass lay-offs, studios dropping like flies and mega-franchises imploding under our feet, it’s tempting to declare that there’s never been a worse time to get into video game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 2:26PM in News

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Sony gets Hotz' PayPal records

Sony gets Hotz' PayPal records

A US magistrate has given Sony the right to subpoena PayPal for the personal account details of PS3 hacker George 'geohotz' Hotz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 12:52PM in News
3DS logs flash cart use

3DS logs flash cart use

Even if hackers do succeed in circumventing the security measures included in Nintendo's 3DS handheld, there are indications that a nasty surprise lays in store for those who do.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2011 at 8:46AM in News
GOG: DRM treats gamers like criminals

GOG: DRM treats gamers like criminals

Good Old Games has spoken against DRM, saying that some of the anti-piracy measures in use treat consumers like criminals.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 7th 2011 at 10:43AM in News
Persson: 'Piracy is not theft'

Persson: 'Piracy is not theft'

In a fascinating statement at GDC's Indie Games Summit, the Swedish creator of indie PC hit Minecraft has lashed out at some of the 'myths' commonly perpetuated about games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 11:13AM in News

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R4 already working on 3DS

R4 already working on 3DS

Having enjoyed a tremendous launch in Japan over the weekend, Nintendo's 3DS has already received its first bit of bad news – hackers have got the R4 piracy device up ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2011 at 11:01AM in News
Sony hires anti-piracy team

Sony hires anti-piracy team

Sony is hiring new members for an anti-piracy team following a spate of PS3 hacking and security breaches.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 25th 2011 at 10:26AM in News
Police raid PS3 hacker's home

Police raid PS3 hacker's home

The war against PS3 piracy has reached a new intensity with news that the home of a German hacker has been raided by police.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2011 at 2:57PM in News
PC piracy 'is declining'

PC piracy 'is declining'

Piracy in the PC games sector is in decline, according to the president of the PC Gaming Alliance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2011 at 9:01AM in News

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PS3 pirates face permanent PSN ban

PS3 pirates face permanent PSN ban

Platform holder Sony has released an unequivocal statement claiming that it will slap a permanent PSN ban on anyone found guilty of using a USB device to circumvent system security.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2011 at 8:32AM in News
Five nations named as key P2P culprits

Five nations named as key P2P culprits

A new report from US trade body the Entertainment Software Association has pointed the finger at five nations which it says account for over half of the world's illegal internet ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2011 at 9:02AM in News
Hotz releases anti-Sony rap video

Hotz releases anti-Sony rap video

With Sony pursuing legal avenues against famed PS3 hacker George 'Geohotz' Hotz, the bedroom coder has fought back in an unexpected way – by publishing a confrontational hip-hop piece ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 1:12PM in News
Piracy hits Killzone 3, Crysis 2

Piracy hits Killzone 3, Crysis 2

Sony's recent struggles with PS3 piracy have lead to a troubling development – Killzone 3 has been leaked onto torrent sites ahead of its release on February 25th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 9:42AM in News
Kevin Butler makes PS3 gaffe

Kevin Butler makes PS3 gaffe

In what can only be described as one of the worst corporate Twitter faux pas' of recent times, comedy PlayStation executive-come-marketing character Kevin Butler has accidentally tweeted the PS3's root ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2011 at 11:59AM in News
Sony looking to punish more PS3 hackers

Sony looking to punish more PS3 hackers

Sony is taking its fight against PS3 piracy to new levels with a fresh drive to round up more hackers involved with security breaches of its PS3 console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2011 at 9:14AM in News
MS: ‘Dropping retail combats piracy’

MS: ‘Dropping retail combats piracy’

A Microsoft exec has claimed the only solution to piracy in the PC market is to embrace free-to-play downloadable games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2011 at 8:19AM in News
Treyarch has flipped its PS3 security switch

Treyarch has flipped its PS3 security switch

Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch has said that it has implemented a number of security measures it had already put in place in case of a potential hacking ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 3:55PM in News
Capcom brings more always-on DRM to PSN

Capcom brings more always-on DRM to PSN

Capcom is the latest publisher to experiment with always-on DRM – this time bringing the controversial security measure to its latest PSN release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 10:54AM in News