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Nintendo tackling pirates again (with the aid of consumer snitches)

Police officers often employ the aid of criminal informants, a kind of double agent that works behind enemy lines to get all of the dirt on the lowlifes breaking the rules. That's the new strategy for Nintendo and the 54 other companies that have again jointly filed suit in a Tokyo District Court...

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Sony Asia president discusses repercussions of piracy

During GC Asia's Sony keynote, SCE Asia president Tetsuhiko Yasuda delivered a keynote on piracy and how it's affecting his region. Piracy has always been a big deal in Asia, but Yasuda says it's getting to the point where it's deterring the gradual development of the Asian games industry. Yasuda...

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Eidos intentionally glitches Batman: Arkham Asylum pirates

Well, this is just hysterical. Posting on the Batman: Arkham Asylum PC forums, user "Cheshirec_the_cat" complained that Batman's glide wasn't working in a certain section of the game, leading to his death by poisonous gas. Before long, Eidos moderator Keir informed him that he had actually...

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Valve: We don't really worry about piracy

Though piracy -- the hearty, swashbuckling kind -- is currently running rampant on Steam, Valve boss Gabe Newell is unconcerned by the contemptible scourge of the C:\. "We don't really worry about piracy," he told Good Game in a lengthy E3 interview. Newell pointed to "misconceptions in the...

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Report: Brazil is a 'haven' for video game piracy

The Escapist's Pedro Franco recently wrote up an interesting article about Brazil's recent transformation into a "pirated goods heaven," particularly for illicitly acquired video games. According to Franco, Brazil was once a thriving market for games, until the mid-1990s brought about outrageously...

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Dave Perry's piracy solution: Be better than free

It's a well known fact that, though we stop at piracy, we love free stuff. But Acclaim's Dave Perry has opened our eyes today with a concept he thinks could be the one thing that could beat the pirates for good: "Better than free." Basically, he says that the industry needs to set a price bar so...

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Nintendo asks for help against biggest piracy offenders

How do you know when your corporation might have become just a touch too rich and powerful? Well, calling out entire countries should set off a few warning bells. Nintendo has just sent out a release detailing exactly which countries it's got a bone to pick with and why. The company's beef is...

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