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Now C&C4s DRM suffers problems

EA has had to endure a weekend of complaints following several reports that PC gamers trying to play recent release Command & Conquer 4 have been plagued with problems relating to the game’s DRM. Only last week the publisher confirmed that it was to adopt new piracy protection measures that …

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BT boss slams net cut-off plans

The chief executive of British Telecom has slammed proposals included in the Digital Economy Bill that will grant authorities the power to disconnect file-sharers from the internet. Instead, boss Ian Livingston believes that offenders should be fined rather than cut-off, with the money generated used to compensate the creative industries …

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Games lead charge on piracy fight

The video games industry is well ahead of music and DVD when it comes to combating IP theft, says trade body ELSPA. The UK games industry was instrumental in securing prison sentences for 13 game pirates last year, and already in 2010 a further three people have been sent to …

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Ubisofts DRM woes hit new low

Having already been forced to defend its controversial new PC DRM to the hilt, Ubisoft this weekend has faced a fresh backlash from gamers after a technical problem prevented owners of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V from playing their games. The publisher’s DRM requires that both titles constantly …

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Sony promises PSP piracy solution

A solution is on the way for the ongoing piracy challenge that Sony believes is the platform’s biggest problem” – that’s the claim of SCEA’s senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer. The biggest problem that plagued PSP was piracy – we have not been able to slow that down,” …

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Ubisoft: Impact of piracy measures will be "limited"

The contentious copy-protection method that will require all Ubisoft PC titles to be constantly connected to the web is crucial for fighting piracy, the publisher says. The new ‘online platform’, as the publisher describes it, will be introduced with the release of Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 on …

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Nintendo wont rule out pre-owned move

With Sony and EA recently unveiling bold new moves to counter what publishers see as the threat posed by the pre-owned market, Nintendo has refused to rule out taking similar measures with its own products. Recent and upcoming EA releases Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will use …

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AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

Nintendo is celebrating another victory in the war against the R4 card with news that an Australian distributor has been heavily fined for selling the device. ITnews reports that RSJ IT Solutions has been ordered to pay AUS$520,000 to Nintendo as a result of offering the R4 to customers. It …

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Now Sony joins pre-owned offensive

Echoing the controversial measures announced by Ubisoft last month, Sony has revealed that users of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 will need to register their game online before they are able to access the multiplayer component of the title. UMD copies will use a redeemable code while the …

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AUS: Pirate to pay Nintendo $1.3m

An Australian man who uploaded an illegal copy of New Super Mario Bros Wii to the internet before the game went on sale has agreed to pay Nintendo $1.3m in compensation. Having acquired the game early and made it available online before it could be legally purchased in shops, Nintendo …

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