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Nintendo wins major piracy protection court ruling

Nintendo has successfully taken an Italian seller of devices designed to allow pirated games to run to court – and won. The decision was made by the First Instance Tribunal of Milan against an importer and seller of so-called ‘circumvention devices’, with game copiers and mod chips given as two …

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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. GameSpot picked up on an Alphr report that noticed the following amendment to section 7b of the Windows 10 EULA: [Microsoft] may automatically check your version …

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YouTube app opens door to region-free gaming and possibly piracy on 3DS

A new piracy scare has hit Nintendo’s 3DS. Wired reports that one hacker has discovered a way to use the console’s YouTube app to bypass the machine’s various restrictions, opening the door to a whole host of additional functionality not sanctioned by the platform holder. Among these features is the …

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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. UOL Jogos reports, as translated by VG247, that a Brazilian retailer sold the site ten pirated PS4 games for BR300, which is around …

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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. Rather than employing some sort of draconian DRM the company instead has vowed to support the title with frequent free updates that will ensure that those playing a …

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Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat. Torrent Freak reports that mentions of KickassTorrents made via Steam’s in-built instant messaging tool are not delivered to their intended recipient. However, rather than censoring out the name of the site the message itself is completely …

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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. If it ends up not being released in Australia, just pirate it after release,” Jonatan Sderstrmm told a fan in an email subsequently published on Reddit. No need to …

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

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming. Interesting fact: Only 5% of Monument Valley installs on Android are paid for. 40% on iOS,” the studio said, although it went on to stress that a certain proportion of those installs would have been legitimate in …

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