Entries in 'piracy' (22)

Windows 10 can automatically disable pirated software

Windows 10 can automatically disable pirated software

Agreeing to Windows 10’s End User Licence Agreement gives the software the right to automatically disable pirated games from a user’s computer or phone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
Brazilian retail selling pirated PS4 games for £6 a shot

Brazilian retail selling pirated PS4 games for £6 a shot

While the PS4’s security systems have not yet been cracked, some retailers in South America have found a working method of selling copied games for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

Paradox will battle Cities: Skylines piracy with regular free updates

PC games publisher Paradox has said that it has a simple strategy to combat those who wish to pirate its PC mega-hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
International Factfile 2015: Poland

International Factfile 2015: Poland

Despite Polish consumers spending more on games purchases than the rest of Eastern Europe, the country’s games retail industry remains afflicted by rampant piracy.

on Jan 30th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fans to pirate the game

The co-creator of Hotline Miami 2 has told Australian fans to bypass their country’s banning of the game by pirating it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:36AM in News

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Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

PC gamers complaining about the lack of a specific function in the PC version of Far Cry 4 have been revealed to be pirates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
Google search downranking dents major torrent site traffic

Google search downranking dents major torrent site traffic

A new search algorithm implemented by Google last week has seen the traffic on some major torrent sites more than halve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
The Sims 4 'glitch' is inadvertently exposing pirates

The Sims 4 'glitch' is inadvertently exposing pirates

A ‘glitch’ designed to hamper the experience of those who have pirated The Sims 4 has caught a lot of people out online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:55AM in News
Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

The security of Nintendo’s Wii U appears to have been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2014 at 1:01PM in News

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Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Last night's series four finale of Game of Thrones has set a new record for illegal downloads.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 17th 2014 at 11:06AM in News
Wolfenstein: The New Order illegally downloaded over 100,000 times

Wolfenstein: The New Order illegally downloaded over 100,000 times

It’s a big hit with legitimate shoppers, but it seems that the new Wolfenstein was popular with pirates, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2014 at 2:27PM in News
Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

A rather archaic sounding deal between the entertainment industry and ISPs has been struck that will see warning letters sent to those suspected of piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2014 at 9:10AM in News

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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
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