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Far Cry 4 PC complainers accidentally reveal themselves to be pirates

PC gamers complaining about the lack of a specific function in the PC version of Far Cry 4 have been revealed to be pirates. A number of complainants took to the likes of Reddit and Twitter to complain the Ubisoft’s game lacked a FOV (field of view) slider – this …

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Google search downranking dents major torrent site traffic

A new search algorithm implemented by Google last week has seen the traffic on some major torrent sites more than halve. TorrentFreak reports that sites that have received high numbers of copyright takedown requests have now been demoted in Google’s search results. The result is that a number of the …

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The Sims 4 ‘glitch’ is inadvertently exposing pirates

A ‘glitch’ designed to hamper the experience of those who have pirated The Sims 4 has caught a lot of people out online. Player Attack reports that the game’s forums are awash with folk complaining that the pixelated blur normally employed to protect their avatar’s modesty is instead growing and …

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Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

The security of Nintendo’s Wii U appears to have been compromised. A speedrunner called MrBean35000vr has a released a video that shows some very basic tweaking of Mario Kart 8 using a web-browser vulnerability, such as the speeding up of in-game music. Fortunately, the hack has already been blocked by …

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Phil Fish compares YouTubers to pirates

Oh, Phil. The ever-controversial Phil Fish yesterday took to Twitter to compare YouTubers who post game footage to pirates, before going on to delete or suspend his Twitter account entirely. "YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion of their revenue to the developers from which they steal all …

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Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Last night’s series four finale of Game of Thrones has set a new record for illegal downloads. The tenth episode of the highly popular TV series was downloaded by over 1.5 million file sharers in the 12 hours following its transmission on American screens on Sunday night, according toTorrent Freak. …

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Wolfenstein: The New Order illegally downloaded over 100,000 times

It’s a big hit with legitimate shoppers, but it seems that the new Wolfenstein was popular with pirates, too. TorrentFreak reports that Wolfenstein: The New Order was in its first week downloaded via BitTorrent in excess of 100,000 times, making it the largest torrent of any type for the week. …

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