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Study: Positive correlation between piracy and game review scores

Pirates may be dirty, pillaging fiends, but they have high standards, according to a study from Copenhagen Business School and University of Waterloo. The study tracked 173 new games on BitTorrent over a three-month release period, finding 127 of these were downloaded by 12.7 million unique...

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Sid Meier's Pirates! sails onto iPad

Sid Meier's Pirates! has found another platform to plunder, sailing onto iPad for $6.99. The game includes the classic minigames from the original PC title, with some like "bombardment" (pictured) from the Wii version. The casual-core game also features the ability to "Piratize" your own...

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Leak Alert: Gears of War 3 emerges on torrent sites [Updated]

An unfinished developer build of Gears of War 3 has been leaked online, according to NeoGAF and supported by YouTube footage, including the above video showing a "Beta" Gears of War 3 loading screen and campaign footage. The leak is a JTAG version of Gears 3, meaning it will only play on...

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Risen 2: Dark Waters teaser is all about pirates, see

Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to present to you the latest trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. What? Oh, sorry! In actuality, it's the teaser for Risen 2: Dark Waters -- a pirate-y action-RPG that looks to have a fair bit of flair, if this CG footage is anything to go by....

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CD Projekt fighting Witcher 2 piracy with threat of fine

CD Projekt is worried about piracy -- specifically, as it concerns the developer's upcoming, adult-oriented RPG, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings -- and understandably so. As a single-player-only PC title, The Witcher 2 is awfully ripe for pirating. However, the Polish developer is hoping to...

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'Sid Meier's Pirates!' plundering on Wii this autumn

Sid Meier's Pirates! will set sail this fall on Wii, keelhauling two new minigames for the console. Developed by 2K China, this latest port of the evergreen title features "streamlined controls" for the Wiimote, along with everything else that made this casual-core title a success for every...

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'Sid Meier's Pirates!' rated for Wii by ESRB

Sid Meier's Pirates!, a game that sails the line between casual and core, has been given an ESRB rating for the Wii. Pirates! has had a long career since setting out for adventure in 2004, finding new booty across PC, Xbox, PSP and Mac. The game was rated E 10+, so parents be warned: there's "some...

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Rust Buccaneers arr coming to PSN this year

Finnish developer Pixolane expects to make its PS3 debut later this year with its first game, Rust Buccaneers. The PlayStation Network title is an arcade-style shooter featuring modern-day pirates. Just like pirates have done throughout history, though, players will raid cargo and passenger ships,...

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Pirates Plundarrr sailing Wii-ward this April

click to plund-arrr the gall-arrr-yMajesco followed up its announcement of Attack of the Movies 3D with another multiplayer Wii experience, this time with a much sillier title: Pirates Plund-arrr. Three r's. If it were two r's, it would be the planet that the Thundercats' enemies come from....

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Pirates of the Caribbean, Water coming to LittleBigPlanet Dec. 22

As rumored last week, LittleBigPlanet will receive a massive chunk of DLC just before Christmas -- the "Pirates of the Caribbean Premium Level Kit." This pack includes the highly anticipated Water update, along with the tools Sackboy will need to navigate said fluids (scuba tanks, air ducts and the...

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