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Denuvo on fighting the war against piracy

The start of 2016 was rather positive for anti-piracy specialists Denuvo. The firm’s anti-tampering technology, which had been used on the likes of Just Cause 3, Lords of the Fallen and recent FIFA titles, was deemed so potent that in January, notorious Chinese cracking forum 3DM said that in two …

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 free upgrade offer to pirates

Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to anyone with a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8, regardless of whether that copy is genuine or otherwise. In an interview with Reuters, Windows chief Terry Myerson explained the free update offer of Microsoft’s upcoming OS would be extended …

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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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Assassin’s Creed and Rayman star in new iOS and Android titles

Ubisoft has announced two new smartphone games based on a pair of its biggest IPs – Assassin’s Creed and Rayman. Assassin’s Creed: Pirates is focused on naval combat, thematically tying in with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, although it is very much separate to that game’s previously announced …

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Grand Theft Auto V torrent spreading malware on PCs

Pirates keen to get their hands on an apparently leaked version of Grand Theft Auto V are being hit with a Trojan virus hidden in the file. TomsGuide reports that a file masquerading as a PC version of Rockstar’s game – which, in fact, does not exist as the game …

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Microsoft vows "vigorous action" against Gears of War: Judgement pirates

Those found to be playing Gears of Wars: Judgement early can expect a swift can of whoop-ass courtesy of Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft. It emerged last night that an unfinished (but mostly fully-featured) version of the game – which is not due for release until March 22nd – is …

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PayPal clamps down on Usenet providers

Online payment company PayPal has begun cutting off accounts connected to Usenet services. Usenet is an older form of the file-sharing sites that are now common on the internet. They are generally restricted to members and can be accessed in a number of ways aside from standard web browsers. They …

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Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

A case of closing the stable doors after the horse has bolted? Kotaku reports via a translation from a Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that the country has finally banned the notorious R4 device, famed for its DS piracy uses. The R4 allows users to store and run …

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