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'Just pirate it,' Hotline Miami 2 dev tells Australian fan

While most developers are staunch opponents of piracy, Hotline Miami 2 designer Jonatan Söderström recently encouraged one Australian fan to pirate the game if censors keep it from his local retailers. Following the Australian Classification Board's recent decision to withhold a rating...

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Monument Valley made $5.8 million, over 80 percent on iOS

Monument Valley developer Ustwo earned $5,858,625 from sales for the game as of this past Monday, as highlighted in a fancy infographic breaking down the puzzle game's earnings. Of that revenue, 81.7 percent was earned on iOS, compared to 13.9 percent on Android (where it was released about a month...

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Monument Valley dev: 5% of Android players paid to play

Monument Valley developer Ustwo revealed that only five percent of the game's installs on Android are "paid for." It divulged "interesting data" about the game in recent tweets, clarifying that a "small number" of the other 95 percent of installs were legitimate. Additionally, the data does not acc...

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The Talos Principle traps pirates in an elevator

Claustrophobic pirates, beware: Anyone who illegally downloads The Talos Principle will be trapped in an elevator early in the game, with no way to progress. Developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital tweeted links to a NeoGAF thread featuring a screencap of a post titled "Elevator doesn't wo...

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Nintendo delists homebrew-enabling 3DS game in Japan

Nintendo has removed AQ Interactive's Nintendo 3DS puzzler Cubic Ninja from Japan's eShop (the only region in which it saw a digital release) after details regarding an in-game exploit were revealed earlier this week. The exploit, which requires a modified save file and a copy of Cubic Ninja, re...

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EA's anti-piracy efforts douse Sims 4 in thick pixel coating

Thanks to hidden anti-piracy measures, those who pirate The Sims 4 will find themselves staring at a pixelated mess instead of the colorful, virtual life simulation, reports Player Attack. The blurring appears harmless enough at first. When a Sim steps into the shower or otherwise disrobes, the ...

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Skullgirls player accidentally admits piracy to creators

Well, this is embarrassing. Twitter user "Dan Hibiki" recently asked Lab Zero Games about a curious message they received while playing the PC version of all-female 2D fighter Skullgirls ... only to be informed by its creators that the text only appears for people who pirated the game. Whoops. B...

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Over 7,000 stolen Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys revoked

Valve has removed Sniper Elite 3 from the Steam libraries of a large number of players who purchased stolen keys from unlicensed vendors, developer Rebellion reports. A total of 7,050 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys were stolen and given to resellers, who then passed them on to unknowing buyers. Neith...

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Archaic firmware allows hackers to crack 3DS region lock

A new trick allows 3DS owners to negate the region lock Nintendo has installed in the handheld - assuming they haven't updated their 3DS' system software in months. The crux of this hack relies on old 3DS firmware, specifically firmware revisions 4.1 to 4.5. Those firmware numbers are at least n...

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Dev diary looks at Morrowind's rebirth as massive Skyrim mod

The above footage offers a look behind the scenes of The Elder Scrolls: Skywind, an ambitious modification project for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim that hopes to recreate the world of Morrowind in a more modern engine. Though still far from complete, those impatient souls who just can't wait to...

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