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Warning for beta user that pirates beta copies of your game!

05-17-2010, 05:08 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 283
Warning for beta user that pirates beta copies of your game!

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to warn you for the user Eriq Piphus aka Erique555!

He is an admin of ********** and he leaked Push Panic to that site.

Do NOT let him into your beta programs, as he will pirate your beta!

Check his twitter account: http://twitter.com/wwwidwaneocom

He recently tweeted:

'WE GOT MANY BETAS Fruit Ninja v1.2, DrNanoX, Push Panic, Super QuickHook, Deadly Dungeon, Ultimate Alphabet, Pocket Creatures To Review'

His info:

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Hello, my name is Erique555! I am not sure if im too late, but i would like to be a beta tester for Push Panic.

TouchArcade User: Erique555
OS Version: 3.1.2
Device Type: Ipod Touch 3g 8gb
Beta Testing XP: I have currently tested Zenonia2, Fruit Ninja, DrNanoX, Beast Flyers, and Pocket Creatures.
I am 17

My UDID: 27814784501f343d4271feb56e93f3eecd2453ef
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UPDATE:

kissrocknroll + Dexter420 are also friends of Eriq and active on TA! They also crack and leak beta's!!

Our new game has just been released: Hyper Breaker Turbo
Developer of Push Panic & iGangster
For the latest updates follow me @ twitter

Last edited by VTX; 05-26-2010 at 04:10 AM.
05-17-2010, 06:34 AM
#2
Wow, what an as§$%$&hole. Thanks for the warning-- You should take legal actions against him.

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05-17-2010, 06:36 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,143
Thanks! Was wondering if that was possible. I see my game was pirated two days after hitting the store. Guess I should be flattered.

If somebody asks me if they can help test, my standard answer is "no". I like to pick em out myself.
05-17-2010, 06:36 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Future777 View Post
Wow, what an as§$%$&hole. Thanks for the warning-- You should take legal actions against him.
Or perhaps send him a beta of something...bad
05-17-2010, 07:11 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 610
At one time we considered using beta testers here, then we heard of testers leaking out betas. The risk just out ways for testing any games we do. It's far easier picking close friends and family members.

It would be pretty hard to sue a 17 year old - been a minor and all. These people have no regard to what damage this does. Why do you think developers don't write games on the PC now...
05-17-2010, 07:16 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 610
Edit.

Last edited by TrueAxis; 05-17-2010 at 07:18 AM. Reason: Been to harsh in my views...
05-17-2010, 08:43 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueAxis View Post
Why do you think developers don't write games on the PC now...
Why? *genuine question, if it's gonna bee too long / out of topic, please pm me as I'm interested to hear your opinion

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05-17-2010, 08:51 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 279
With that UDID and knowing he was jailbroken, you could have had some real fun :-)

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05-17-2010, 10:21 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by schplurg View Post
Thanks! Was wondering if that was possible. I see my game was pirated two days after hitting the store. Guess I should be flattered.
Lol.... trust me you'll stop being flattered when you see it appear on LITERALLY the 500th website. Its sad really... N.Y.Zombies is a moderately successful game (if even that), and I STILL -- over a month after release -- get 5-10 new Google alerts a day with new websites pirating our game.
05-17-2010, 10:21 AM
#10
Wow, that's pretty rotten. Even so, he won't be able to get away with it much longer - he'll have to wait until it's released like all the other punks