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Driver SF uses always-on DRM

The PC version of Ubisoft’s Driver: San Francisco will require players to have a constant internet connection. The new was confirmed by Driver and Rabbids community developer Mathieu Willem via Twitter, according to Eurogamer. Throughout the first half of 2010, Ubisoft faced criticism and even server attacks after it announced …

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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. Speaking on a DarkZero podcast, as reported by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Team Meat founders Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes said piracy could translate into sales. Our game …

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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. Speaking to shareholders in Tokyo, the exec was questioned about the PSN security breach that resulted in the theft of millions of users’ personal and payment …

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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. Eurogamer reports that the German hacker, known as ‘Graf Chokolo’ online, is being sued by Sony for €1m fooolwing his involvement in efforts …

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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 of extras for the same price as the standard edition, in a bid to maximise retail sales and prevent illegal downloads. …

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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. Film companies are said to have paid ‘snoops’ to monitor BitTorrent sites by observing active torrents and capturing users’ IP addresses. TechRadar reports that around 23k individuals …

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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. The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) fuelled further negativity back in January by estimating that software piracy – that …

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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. The platform holder hopes to discover the identity of any companies or individuals who may have helped fund the activities of Hotz between January 2009 and February 2011. …

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