Tag Archives: piracy

JAPAN: Most pirated DS games revealed

Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association has released figures that show how severe a problem piracy is on Nintendo DS. CESA claimed Pokmon Platinum is the most pirated game with 2.07m transfers recorded, worth YEN 9.5 billion ($m). In fact, three of the most downloaded games were Pokmon titles, with Pokmon …

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Handheld piracy worth £29bn

28,772,303,165.695 – that’s the amount that a recent study by Japanese trade body The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association reckons piracy has cost the global handheld video games industry.Andriasang reports that the number comes from the joint efforts of the Tokyo Game Show organisers and Tokyo University’s Baba Lab and relates …

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Handheld piracy worth £29bn

28,772,303,165.695 – that’s the amount that a recent study by Japanese trade body The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association reckons piracy has cost the global handheld video games industry.Andriasang reports that the number comes from the joint efforts of the Tokyo Game Show organisers and Tokyo University’s Baba Lab and relates …

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Ubisofts DRM boosts piracy

The implementation of overly-strict digital rights management has resulted in pirates having a better gaming experience than legitimate customers, according to Gamesbrief’s Nicholas Lovell. It seems crazy to me that Ubisoft didn’t emulate Steam, which by some estimates has more than half the market, and instead went for their own, …

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Namco backs Ubisofts DRM

Having staved off some pretty fierce criticism of its controversial online-required DRM in some of its PC titles, Ubisoft has at last received a welcome spot of corporate backing from fellow publisher Namco Bandai. Speaking to CVG, Namco Bandai VP Olivier Comte says that Ubisoft’s method is not without merit. …

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Blizzard: DRM is a losing battle

Developer Blizzard will use a one-off Battle.net activation as its way to safeguard upcoming release StarCraft II from piracy. It’s opted for this approach over the use of DRM as it believes both that fighting piracy is, in its words, a losing battle” and that its developers should not be …

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Sony: Well fix PSP

Piracy’s been the biggest problem, no question about it – it has become a very difficult proposition to be profitable, given the piracy right now.” That’s the frank admission of SCEA’s senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer about the current state of the PSP market. But the exec also …

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Ireland approves three strikes net ruling

Eircom, Ireland’s largest internet service provider, has rolled out the implementation of its ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy on illegal internet file sharing. Under the controversial measures, TechRadar reports, upon the first accusation users will receive a phone call issuing a warning. If accused on a further two occasions, …

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Epic: Piracy turned us to consoles

Epic Games has cited piracy as the key explanation behind group’s transformation from dedicated PC development to console-focused work. "If you walked into [Epic’s Offices] six years ago, Epic was a PC company,” the group’s president Mike Capps told Edge Magazine. ”We did one PS2 launch title, and everything else …

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