Home / Tag Archives: piracy

Tag Archives: piracy

Piracy doesn’t harm game sales, says EU Commission report

A new report by the European Commission came to the conclusion that piracy doesn’t have an negative impact on game sales. It’s actually quite the opposite, as it would actually increase game sales – though the report is based on data from 2014 so things have certainly evolved since then. …

Read More »

Itch.io embroiled in fraudulent games controversy

Open marketplace Itch.io has admitted that some users have been using its platform to sell fraudulent copies of popular indie games. A Kotaku UKreport revealed that two big indie hits – Rimworld and Dead Cells – were put up for sale on the Itch.io marketplace at big discounts. Neither were …

Read More »

Rime removes Denuvo DRM

Denuvo’s time as the shining light of PC piracy protection seems to be over. Developer TequilaWorks has released an update to remove the DRM from the PC version of Rime after it was cracked within five days of being released. That’s the same amount of time it took for hackers …

Read More »

Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Hackers who can unearth Switch software vulnerabilities could land themselves a cash reward from Nintendo. Nintendo kicked off its HackerOne scheme last year last year. It offered payouts of up to $20k for anyone who could successfully identify security issues and vulnerabilities with the 3DS. Piracy, cheating and save modding …

Read More »

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

It was only released last week, but already Nintendo’s critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been emulated on PC. Motherboard reports that a hacked version of the game’s Wii U release was available online very shortly after the official release. It can be played …

Read More »

Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone platformer Super Mario Run will only work if the player is connected to the internet. Unlike our dedicated game devices, the game is not releasing in a limited number of countries. We’re launching in 150 countries and each of those countries has different network environments and things …

Read More »

Pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon players sees 3DS banned from Nintendo servers

Nintendo has handed out a severe punishment to those who have pirated Pokemon Sun and Moon. Kotaku reports that many players who had downloaded a pirated version of the RPG that has been doing the rounds have suddenly found themselves left with an offline-only 3DS. The ban doesn’t just pertain …

Read More »

Denuvo on fighting the war against piracy

The start of 2016 was rather positive for anti-piracy specialists Denuvo. The firm’s anti-tampering technology, which had been used on the likes of Just Cause 3, Lords of the Fallen and recent FIFA titles, was deemed so potent that in January, notorious Chinese cracking forum 3DM said that in two …

Read More »