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Piracy.

10-11-2009, 04:09 PM
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Piracy.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/new...hp?story=25597

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Originally Posted by NGComo
iPhone game piracy is a big issue, with 50%-90% piracy estimated in the first week of release on Ngmoco games.
I feel wasted.

Last edited by c0re; 06-11-2013 at 07:31 AM.
10-11-2009, 04:11 PM
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Ngmoco should just figure out a way to prevent it like Gameloft did...

10-11-2009, 04:12 PM
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How did Gameloft manage to prevent piracy ?
10-11-2009, 04:28 PM
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How did Gameloft manage to prevent piracy ?
Yeah, how did Gameloft prevent piracy?
Has anyone managed to prevent it?

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10-11-2009, 04:37 PM
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Yeah, how did Gameloft prevent piracy?
Has anyone managed to prevent it?
flying dino managed to prevent it. a lot of people with jailbroken idevices were complaining about not being able to connect to the server. im jailbroken and it works every time. guess why the jailbroken people couldn't connect to the servers. *hint* they were using cracked versions.

im not 100% sure on this, but apparently some devs make the game unplayable if it is cracked.

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10-11-2009, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by c0re View Post
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/new...hp?story=25597





Good job, kids.
Be proud, you're just slowly destroying chances to see great games on your device.

A bit of respect would be too much to ask ?

I feel wasted.
well, the people pirating are probably in 3rd world countries
10-11-2009, 04:43 PM
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flying dino managed to prevent it. a lot of people with jailbroken idevices were complaining about not being able to connect to the server. im jailbroken and it works every time. guess why the jailbroken people couldn't connect to the servers. *hint* they were using cracked versions.

im not 100% sure on this, but apparently some devs make the game unplayable if it is cracked.
That's actually what I will be personnaly forced to use too, if I don't want to find myself unable to pay my own food because of piracy.

But that's not safe as well, as there is always a way to crack a digital content.

Whatever devs will find to prevent pirates from treating them like nothingness, it will always be a serious problem.

This is sad. Really sad.

Last edited by c0re; 10-11-2009 at 04:48 PM.
10-11-2009, 04:46 PM
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well, the people pirating are probably in 3rd world countries
I don't think so

We had a wide variety of numbers here in France, as the government was preparing a (bad) offensive against piracy during the first 2009 quarter.
Nearly 40% of internet users are regularly downloading hacked content.
10-11-2009, 04:51 PM
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I don't think so

We had a wide variety of numbers here in France, as the government was preparing a (bad) offensive against piracy during the first 2009 quarter.
Nearly 40% of internet users are regularly downloading hacked content.
yeah, but mostly people using limewire and other torrent clients to download music, movies, and PC games
10-11-2009, 04:53 PM
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That's actually what I will be personnaly forced to use too, if I don't want to find myself unable to pay my own food because of piracy.

But that's not safe as well, as there is always a way to crack a digital content.

Whatever devs will find to prevent pirates from treating them like nothingness, it will always be a serious problem.

This is sad. Really sad.
Unfortunately, piracy will always be around. Somehow, the only company that has been able to PWN piracy is Sony. There is no known current way to pirate ps3 games, probably because the fact that the games are in blu-ray format. But on 360 and Wii, there are tons of people who install mod chips and download free games like nothing.