Creating a cover for your upcoming video game isn’t as easy as it looks. Unless it utilises the chin down, eyes up approach (Best for job interviews). And then you get the video game covers of software pirates. You’ve seen them before, at flea markets and at the robots. Hastily printed covers, sometimes the wrong one, in washed colours and cheap paper. And then you get the video game pirate covers of Syrian Games, which takes terribad to a new level.
Nintendo, the firm that isnâ€™t the least bit shy of throwing everything including the kitchen sink at pirates have shocked us all by admitting that poor game sales cannot simply be put down to piracy.
According to Nintendoâ€™s CEO, Satoru Iwata
â€œI do not think we should attribute bad software sales solely to piracyâ€
There has been a bit said recently about the current Xbox 360 banwave but the first figures are now starting to appear from entirely unverified sources.
According to Pinoycosplay there have already been 600 000 Xbox 360â€™s banned in the states during this banwave with instructions from above that they need to reach 1 000 000 before Christmas.
Apparently a lot of these newly banned idiots then phone into the Microsoft call centre as they didnâ€™t realise they were breaching the terms and conditions that they agreed to.
Itâ€™s quite scary to think that there are that many people pirating 360 titles in the states and what with every pirate under the sun bragging that they will never be caught I can only image the true figure is a lot higher than that.
So have you spotted any local cheats who have been banned recently? Time to name and shame I think.
In an interesting marketing strategy the Trials HD developer, RedLynx, decided to seed their own game on a couple of popular torrent sites.
The game they uploaded was fully functional apart from one key feature which were the leaderboards. The idea being that people would become addicted to the game and then go out and buy the version with the leaderboards to compare to their friends.
Unfortunately there are no stats to show whether this idea worked or not but I have more than a little bit of scepticism that it did.
Dear Pirate, I hope you are happy.
The Forza 3 demo has been released and now all of the real fans of the racing series get to sit and see people like you playing the game while they sit and wait for a game that they have been eager to get their hands on since it's announcement at E3.
Not only do they need to deal with the fact that you are playing the game before them but also that they are willing to fork out the full amount for a game that you are playing for free. I wonder sometimes if you people even appreciate the games you play anymore.
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"make no mistake, piracy pisses me off"He then goes on to say what most pirates refuse to admit.