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Quantum Break

Remedy has an on-the-nose punishment for Quantum Break pirates

If pirates are going to act the part, they may as well look the part too. That's apparently a mantra over at Remedy Entertainment. People who are running an unlicensed copy of Quantum Break are finding themselves with a brand new acces...

 
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Old piracy paid up

Diablo pirate pays up in person 19 years later

In a much more tender (than poop-suicide) end to the Game Developers Conference, at today's post-mortem talk on the first Diablo, writer Shivam Bhatt stepped up during the Q&A session of the talk to apologize to Diablo creator David Bre...

 
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3DM

Pirating group 3DM had an internal meeting, decided 'not to crack for a year'

After an "internal meeting," piracy group 3DM (the same group that couldn't crack Just Cause 3) has decided that it will not crack any single-player games "for a year," so that it can "look at the situation in a year's time to see if g...

 
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The Witness

Jonathan Blow says The Witness is very popular among pirates

The Witness is very popular this week, but popularity and revenue don't always correlate directly. There's a whole subset of people out there who prefer to get their games through nefarious, illegal means and The Witness has found...

 
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Cracking

Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will use the Denuvo anti-tampering system

The PC releases of both Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will make use of the controversial Denuvo anti-tampering software. Denuvo isn’t technically DRM because it doesn’t manage content licenses. However, it does prov...

 
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Pirates

Pirates concerned that in two years, games will be too tough to crack

Games are becoming too hard to crack, it seems. According to Torrent Freak, one particular group is finding it tough to solve Denuvo, a new "anti-tamper" technology. The particularly tough games last year involved Dragon Age: Inquisiti...

 
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PS4 hack

Pokemon on PlayStation? With hacks, anything is possible!

Hacking group "Fail0verflow" -- the same group that hacked the PS3 five years ago -- has taken advantage of an exploit in the PlayStation 4 to start messing about under its knickers, which is to say I myself know little about hacking and i...

 
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Windows 10

Windows 10 has killed SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM

Back in the days before Steam, Origin, or uPlay, the infamous SecuROM and SafeDisc were two of the primary types of DRM developers could use. In the name of “preventing piracy” (read as “preventing perceived lost profits b...

 
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Windows 10

Windows 10 can disable your pirated games

Now, I know this won't be of any importance to any of Destructoid's super well-behaved readership, but let's say for argument's sake some of you pirate games on PC. Well, you might want to be aware of some info in the Microsoft Services EUL...

 
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PS4 HACKED!!

PS4 hacked and games pirated in Brazil

Brazil is known for its blatant piracy, with over 50 percent of software there being pirated. So it should come as no surprise that some electronic stores are offering to install 10 pirated games on customers PS4s for the equivalent of $100...

 
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Oh the humanity!

Oh noes! Pirate Bay co-founder has his NES taken away in prison

Fredrik Neij, co-founder of the copyright-free zone known as the Pirate Bay, has had his Nintendo Entertainment System taken away by prison officials. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said the console couldn't be opened without...

 
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Hotline Miami 2

Hotline Miami dev suggests piracy as an alternative to Australia 'ban'

Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games' forthcoming title Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number made headlines yesterday after the Australian Classification Board made the decision to refuse the game classification, effectively banning ...

 
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Wayward Tide

Starbound dev working on a much needed pirate game

Never enough good pirate games. Risen? No. Black Flag? Stop.  Chucklefish, developer of Starbound and publisher of Risk of Rain and other good stuff, has announced its new game, Wayward Tide. The top down, piratical action ga...

 
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Europe's court: Nintendo's anti-piracy tech is lawful

The highest court in the EU, The Court of Justice of the European Union, says that Nintendo's anti-piracy product security is lawful. The decision was handed down today for the current running PC Box case in Milan. While the case has yet to...

 
Sup Holmes
This week on Sup Holmes we close up Adult Swimember with Kristofor Durrschmidt (Crazy Viking Studios) of Volgarr the Viking fame. We'll be talking Kris about what drove him to create the greatest Rastan game never made, what ...   read

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Raven's Cry

Raven's Cry sets sail for piratey adventure May 2014

TopWare Interactive has finally set a date for its pirate-themed RPG Raven's Cry, which will be made available on May 7, 2014. I want this to be very good, because I like it when role-playing games don't conform to a high-fantasy model and ...

 
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Argh! Piracy!

Pope-ular: Football Manager 2013 was pirated 10.1M times

Football Manager 2013 -- you can read our review of the 2014 edition here -- was cracked in May of 2013. A flub in the crack allowed series head Miles Jacobson and company to track the IP addresses of all the people that downloaded it. All ...

 
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Only 4% of Volgarr the Viking players bought the game

Volgarr the Viking is a hardcore-focused throwback to classic 2D action titles of the past. Released last month, it has already pleased many gamers looking for a challenge. After a successful Kickstarter and getting picked up by Adult Swim ...

 
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Nintendo vs. flashcarts

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor

Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the only thing stoppin...

 
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Study claims piracy isn't as bad as publishers tell you

The Electronic Software Association will tell you piracy is so bad, 10 million nefarious downloads of 200 games can happen in a single month. According to an independent study, the ESA might be overestimating by a considerable mar...

 
Archie Sonic
As much as it pains me to say, Sonic and Mega Man's fun times together in "Worlds Collide" won't last forever. But hopefully enough new readers will be ready and willing to stick around for what lies ahead for both heroes. Th...   read

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Game Dev Tycoon turns piracy back on the pirates

Game Dev Tycoon has implemented an interesting little method for combating piracy. Anybody who runs a cracked version of the game will, in turn, have their virtual product pirated so they can see what it feels like. Well played, Greenheart ...

 
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Pirates!

The piratey Raven's Cry listed for October release

We haven't heard much about Raven's Cry for a while now, but the pirate-themed adventure developed by Octane Games and being published by TopWare Interactive appears to still be on the horizon. The game's page on TopWare's site has seen an ...

 
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Meat Boy dev on DRM

Super Meat Boy dev says DRM is more dangerous than piracy

Tommy Refenes has shown no problem speaking his mind in the past. With the SimCity situation fresh on everyone's minds, he seemed eager to share his opinion once again. Refenes wrote a well thought-out post on his personal blog compari...

 
The Question
[Every Monday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] It's hard to argue that anyone likes the idea of Digital Rights Management systems (apart from some publishers, maybe) an...   read

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Sony patents way to fight piracy using disc load times

A newly discovered patent, filed in 2011, points to a new anti-piracy measure under consideration by Sony -- a method of challenging illegitimate software by comparing load times.  According to the filing: "A system and method for dete...

 
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Anodyne

Piracy turns indie game into an overnight success

Promoting your indie game on a torrent site may not be a surefire way to success, but it certainly worked for developer Sean Hogan, who promoted action-RPG Anodyne on The Pirate Bay last week. As a result, his game has found a new and wider...

 
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Pirate Bay promo

Zelda-esque Anodyne partners with The Pirate Bay

Those who currently visit The Pirate Bay will be presented with a curious image. Like McPixel before it, top-down action-adventure title Anodyne has collaborated with the popular torrent site. The message from developers Jon Kittaka and Sea...

 
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Box art for the ages

World's greatest videogame box art found in Africa

After all the drama surrounding BioShock Infinite's cover, I was ready to initiate a period of recovery and stop talking about box art for a good long while. In retrospect, that should have contained a get-out-of-jail-free clause for notabl...

 
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Mutant Mudds developer shares more thoughts on 3DS piracy

Recent comments from Renegade Kid founder Jools Watsham about having to leave the 3DS if piracy got to be too bad unsurprisingly got people talking. His original post was a rather short one, and in an attempt to clarify where he stands on t...

 

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The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
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Beyond Two Souls is no where near as smart as it wants me to think it

 
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I sometimes wonder if I quickpost too then I tell myself thats a stupid thought and keep

 
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100% convinced the radio station at works controlled by Internet How else to explain Never Gonna Give You Up, then Whats Going On? Yes,

 
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