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Hackers claim to find Mac App Store loophole, pirating Angry Birds

Much like a gaggle of proud seamen, christening the bow of a shiny new ocean liner with a bottle of their most decadent champagne, the computer software pirating community has welcomed the Mac App Store into this world by reportedly discovering loopholes which allow them to plunder its wares for...

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Sims 3 pirated 180,000 times in four days

We certainly hope Electronic Arts built up some tough skin during the whole Spore piracy pandemic, as it looks like they'll be facing similar buccaneering with their upcoming plumbob-equipped title, Sims 3. According to media measurement group BigChampagne, the game was illegally download over...

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Survey: 93 percent of Dutch youngsters download illegally

Hey, Netherlandian young adults! Stop all the downloadin'! If a recent survey of 3,500 folks between the ages of 12 - 24 (issued by Dutch television program EénVandaag) is accurate, 93 percent of Dutch adolescents "download music, movies or games from the Internet," while only five percent...

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Nintendo and others file suit against flash cart sellers

Nintendo is finally taking aggressive action against piracy, as the company is suing five Japanese firms over flash cart equipment. The Big N is just one of many plaintiffs in the case, though, with fifty-three others joining in to aid the fight -- just a few companies that you may have heard of,...

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Bushnell: New encryption chip to effectively end PC gaming piracy

As much as we enjoy not paying for things, we here at Joystiq HQ are vehemently opposed to piracy. Partly because we think cheating music, film, and gaming companies out of their hard-earned recompense is a despicable act, but mostly because we don't like equating paltry key-cracking to the...

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Contra is awesome even when it's not quite Contra

If playing Contra III on the Virtual Console is too inauthentic an experience for you, then these versions of Contra would no doubt make you backflip to death. Youtube user iniche has compiled videos of Contra variants, from the official (Ocean Software's ports of Gryzor, a.k.a. Contra, for various...

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Joystiq hands-on: Plunder (XBLA/PSN/PC)

Certain Affinity is close to finishing Plunder, a downloadable real-time strategy, multiplayer pirate game. The Capcom-published title will be released in late Spring or early Summer for XBLA, PSN, and PCs. Pricing has yet to be announced. With inspiration from Settlers of Catan, Certain...

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Chinese Olympics web site accused of game piracy

China isn't exactly a stranger to video game piracy, but you'd think a major undertaking like the upcoming Beijing Olympics would be able to avoid association with this unseemly process. Not so according to Cadin Batrack, who noticed some extreme similarities between his 2006 flash game Snow Day and...

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Today in Joystiq: February 18, 2008

A mysterious, plundering RV that parked in front of Moscone North. When asked what they were searching for, the man with the ponytail only replied "Yar." Check out the highlights for today: GDC 08 Joystiq vs. GDC: We're here! Our GDC armaments: 2008 edition What do you want to see at GDC? GDC08:...

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ELSPA joins in fight against R4 copying device

We already know that Nintendo alone can't smash all the R4 devices that allow for easy downloading and piracy of DS games. But could the aid of Europe's ELSPA help Nintendo complete its total smashing plan? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped the European trade organization from lending its help...

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