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CD Projekt fighting Witcher 2 piracy with threat of fine

CD Projekt is worried about piracy — specifically, as it concerns the developer’s upcoming, adult-oriented RPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings — and understandably so. As a single-player-only PC title, The Witcher 2 is awfully ripe for pirating.

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New Xbox Dashboard adds updated piracy measures

The latest Xbox 360 Dashboard update didn’t just make the Avatars taller and give you the ability to navigate its menus with your mind — it also made the illicit enterprise of pirates just a little bit more difficult. According to Digital Foundry , the hardware now institutes a series of checks, which hackers refer to as “AP 2.5,” that work in conjunction with “security sectors” embedded in the disc. If the checks come back negative, the player receives a “dirty disc” error and his or her console is flagged for permaban.

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New Xbox Dashboard adds updated piracy measures

The latest Xbox 360 Dashboard update didn’t just make the Avatars taller and give you the ability to navigate its menus with your mind — it also made the illicit enterprise of pirates just a little bit more difficult. According to Digital Foundry , the hardware now institutes a series of checks, which hackers refer to as “AP 2.5,” that work in conjunction with “security sectors” embedded in the disc.

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New Xbox Dashboard adds updated piracy measures

The latest Xbox 360 Dashboard update didn’t just make the Avatars taller and give you the ability to navigate its menus with your mind — it also made the illicit enterprise of pirates just a little bit more difficult. According to Digital Foundry , the hardware now institutes a series of checks, which hackers refer to as “AP 2.5,” that work in conjunction with “security sectors” embedded in the disc. If the checks come back negative, the player receives a “dirty disc” error and his or her console is flagged for permaban.

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New Xbox Dashboard adds updated piracy measures

The latest Xbox 360 Dashboard update didn’t just make the Avatars taller and give you the ability to navigate its menus with your mind — it also made the illicit enterprise of pirates just a little bit more difficult.

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Super Street Fighter IV skips PC release thanks to piracy

Sorry, PC gaming Hadouken enthusiasts — if you ever want a chance to play Capcom’s updated version of the latest Street Fighter , you’re going to have to do so on a console or in an arcade . In a recent interview with 4Gamer.net (via Gamasutra ), producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed that while the PC version of Street Fighter IV was a big seller worldwide, the publisher has no plans to put the new and improved Super iteration on home computers due to the platform’s high rate of piracy.

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Super-Smart Game Pirate Sells His Wares At A Mall [Ruh Roh]

Ordinarily, when folks monetize their game piracy, they use Craigslist or some other indirect means of making a sale. I’ve never heard of a pirate peddling his stuff in a shopping mall, as a Canadian man is accused of doing. More »

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Australian court halts PSJailbreak sales … to anyone but Sony

Now that we’ve determined that the PSJailbreak dongle is real … the question of its authenticity has abruptly been made moot. The Australian Federal Court has temporarily enjoined retailers from selling or distributing the devices

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Microsoft fires off salvo of Halo: Reach pirating permabans

If you were one of the ne’er-do-wells who thought downloading a leaked copy of Halo: Reach and then playing it online was a really, really great idea, you might have received a stern email from Microsoft like the one recently dug up by MaxConsole . The document informs these red-handed pirates that “your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play.” Xbox Live Director of Policy and Executioner Stephen Toulouse commented on the bans on Twitter , explaining “as with all unauthorized play on Xbox LIVE, anyone playing any unauthorized title runs the risk of account permaban and console.” In short, you do the crime, you pay the time

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Halo: Reach snagged early from Microsoft’s servers

Continuing in the sad tradition of Halo 2 and 3 before it, Halo: Reach has apparently been leaked. Modders at Game-Tut.com found a way to trick Microsoft’s servers, which are currently hosting the full game download . The download is intended for select media and only accessible with a code — well, until Game-Tut apparently cracked that security measure.

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