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Confirmed: Nintendo DSi to Battle Piracy with Firmware Updates

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287w ago - Nintendo's UK boss David Yarnton has confirmed that the DSi has a number of enhancements with regards to its security.

One of the main ways that Nintendo will try and battle piracy on the system is through firmware updates, in similar fashion to what Sony attempts to do with the PSP.

Nintendo also revealed that the system is region locked due to differences in age ratings for certain games.

To quote: Yarnton also went on to discuss the firm's ongoing efforts to battle the threat posed to gaming from piracy, and the measures Nintendo has taken to combat it:





"The DSi has a number of enhancements to built-in security. There's firmware that we can upgrade, to try and keep one step ahead at all times. Hopefully that will protect not only our Intellectual Property but also our publishers, who put a lot of time and investment into developing games."
 

Is Microsoft's New Step to Prevent XBox 360 Piracy Enough?

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287w ago - Earlier today it was reported that Resident Evil 5 for Microsoft's XBox 360 Console was leaked online.

That being said, it has been pretty smooth sailing for modders of Micosofts next-gen console. Maybe its been a little too easy for them!

With the forthcoming release of MLB 2K9 and Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X, Microsoft has thrown the modding community a little bit of a curveball.

Microsoft has implemented a new way in which they create discs, maybe a way to stop piracy or just a way to get the New Xbox Experience to people that dont have internet access? In these 2 new releases, Microsoft has added a portion of the disc dedicated with the NXE update which is throwing off the the way 360 modders are able to play discs.

There have previously only been 2 types of PFI and Video partitions, and now they have discovered a new "3rd Wave" video partition on the discs.

The way these new discs are made, they are said to only boot up on systems that were modded with firmware before the developers of the hacked firmware discovered how to stealth the backup discs.

So, users with modded systems that want to play these games are forced to downgrade their hacked firmware...
 

Capcom Delays Street Fighter IV on PC Due to Piracy Concerns

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288w ago - While the PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the long awaited release of Street Fighter IV, the PC gaming community fell victim to Capcom's anti-piracy strategy.

Capcom believes they can reduce piracy on the PC by releasing the PC version of the game months after the console. This policy has failed as it would seem.

Entering "Street Fighter IV" into a torrent search engine results in numerous images of the 360's Street Fighter IV disc with thousands of downloads already completed. To add insult to injury, some of these copies went up online before the game's launch date!

Even though the anti-piracy tactic has failed, it seems like PC gamers must endure the wait a little while longer. If Best Buy's Pre Order page is correct that wait ends May 15th. For Capcom's sake they better hope that the hype of the game lasts till that point.

I for one am interested. I wonder if they high piracy rate of the XBox 360 version of the game will result in a change in Capcom's policy on piracy? It should be obvious to them now that their piracy concerns should extend beyond the PC versions of their games.

Beyond all the piracy the game seem to be selling very well. On the first day of its release it was sold out in Japan. In the USA the Collectors edition of the game was...
 

NDS Pirate Interview: Sailing the Seas of Nintendo DS Piracy

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294w ago - As part of an article investigating Nintendo DS piracy, an NDS pirate was interviewed to ask him his thoughts on the whole affair.

He commented that as he has access to so many games, he only plays them for five minutes before loading up something else and essentially enjoys gaming LESS.

For any pirates out there, has easy access to game also ruined your appetite for serious gaming?

To quote: Of course, these viewpoints fail to counter the fact that video game piracy is fundamentally wrong.

Games may cost a lot of money but they also cost a lot to produce, and when you pirate a game you might otherwise have purchased you're essentially robbing the publisher and developer of potential reward for their hard work. Just because it's easy to do doesn't make it any less illegal or immoral.

It's also fair to say that when you acquire things with little to no effort you fail to truly appreciate them. During our investigation we spoke to a gamer who readily admitted that he pirated DS games. Surprisingly, rather than feeling like a kid in a candy store, he revealed that such a wealth of choice ironically resulted in him enjoying his hobby less.

"Because I have access to so many games I only play them for maybe five minutes before loading up something else," commented...
 

Video Game Piracy: The Widening Problem and How to Stop It

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299w ago - iTWire of Australia thinks they have found the best way to limit video game piracy. Upon checking the top sellers list, they found it was dominated by Wii games such as Mario Kart, Wii Fit and Wii Play... all of which come with some kind of peripheral.

So they feel that as the games require the hardware, then people are less inclined to pirate the games. Moreover, special editions can still make a difference with nice little gifts inside such as key rings, extra content discs, etc.

To quote: See a trend? Sure the top three are games for the Wii, but more importantly, four of the top 5 have some sort of peripheral hardware associated with the game. This trend continues when you break it down across platforms - at least at the console level.

Guitar Hero: World Tour and its associated microphone, guitar and drum peripherals hold down two of the top ten Nintendo Wii sales chart positions, features in both PS2 and PS3 top ten and along with the Karaoke game, Lips (and its microphones) also appears in the Xbox 360 top ten.

Nintendo have released a bundled pack with Animal Crossing for the Wii, with the Wii Speak peripheral. I think they have cottoned on to it, avoid game piracy by packaging your software with a new piece of hardware, whether the game actually needs it or not.
 
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