The amazing video game art of Syrian Games – No, really
Feb12

The amazing video game art of Syrian Games – No, really

It’s pretty easy these days to spot a pirated video game. But the sheer awfulness of these illegal video game covers, are magical.

Piracy not to blame for poor game sales
Oct11

Piracy not to blame for poor game sales

Nintendo, the firm that isn’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 Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata “I do not think we should attribute bad software sales solely to piracy” He then goes on to state “Even with piracy, as long as we can create products which can attract attention...
Local Pirates and Cheats – Something to get worked up about
Nov13

Local Pirates and Cheats – Something to get worked up about

Yesterday I posted up an incorrect accusation against one of our esteemed local members and have rightly been blasted for it, I am taking that post down to ensure that his name isn’t slighted by weird Google searches but please feel free to continue to insult me in this post instead. I think what yesterday proved quite convincingly is that the local community really cares about the honesty and integrity of the gamers around them...
600K Xbox 360 banned in the last week – 400K more to go
Nov11

600K Xbox 360 banned in the last week – 400K more to go

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 360’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...
Trials HD developer spread their own game on torrents
Nov09

Trials HD developer spread their own game on torrents

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...
Sigh – Forza 3 Leaked – The Real Fans Have To Wait And Pay
Oct13

Sigh – Forza 3 Leaked – The Real Fans Have To Wait And Pay

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...
The Lazygamer Podcast – Episode 007 : MI Digital Be Gone
Jul01

The Lazygamer Podcast – Episode 007 : MI Digital Be Gone

MI Digital shuts down, Blizzard makes a lot of gamers really angry and we experience serious issues with our sci-fi language translatorizor device that we bought from the internet. MI Digital Shuts Down Transformers 2 Multiplayer, Cross-Genre Games and Pirate Leg Thieves South African Pirate Gets Shut Down Backwards Compatibility Finally Coming Back To The PS3 Uncharted Makes Its Way To Hollywood. But Who Will Play The Lead? Blizzard...
Piracy = Theft – Stop trying to fool yourself
May12

Piracy = Theft – Stop trying to fool yourself

The recently released Demigod boss has come out and given us his personal view on pirates and I agree with the man 100%. According to Brad Wardell “Demigod is heavily pirated” and “make no mistake, piracy pisses me off” He then goes on to say what most pirates refuse to admit. “If you’re playing a pirated copy right now, if you’re one of those people on Hamachi or GameRanger playing a pirated...
Local Pirates Already Playing Gears of War 2
Oct24

Local Pirates Already Playing Gears of War 2

Not too long ago, we reported that Gears of War 2 had been leaked and was already available for download on the internet. A tip has come in today, telling us that a local, with the incredibly elegant gamertag: Balsak66 was already spotted playing Gears of War 2 last night while connected to Xbox Live. A damn shame that some members of our local gaming community are supporting piracy and for all we know there are more although some of them may have actually made some sort of effort to hide their crime. Piracy really is starting to become a serious problem in the console gaming industry and if we support it then we are going to slowly kill off the very thing that we all have in common, games. More after the jump. Come on guys, be a man (or woman) and do the right thing. Wait the wait and fork out the cash for the game that so many of us have been waiting for for such a long time. PC gaming is already suffering with Crytek announcing that they will no longer be creating games exclusively for PC as well as Epic Games announcing that they will not be releasing a port of Gears of War 2. Gaming has just become the new “Hollywood” and already so many people are making such an active effort to destroy it by pirating games.

Driver gets caught with 100 copies of Gears of War 2/Fable 2
Oct22

Driver gets caught with 100 copies of Gears of War 2/Fable 2

Rthief.gifodney Gray, a driver for a security firm that makes, packages and distributes game discs, was stopped by detectives for an apparent mountain of driving offenses after they saw him leaving his room with a red carpet bag. You can guess from the title what they found. Not only that but when they searched his room, they found even more. Destructoid reports that: “Rodney Gray was pulled over by detectives after they spotted him leaving his room with a red carpet bag. Gray ironically worked in security for Technicolor, a firm which packages, produces, stores and distributes game discs. When the reckless roadster was stopped, he was found with 31 of these discs in his bag. The cops went back to Gray’s room, where they found more games and DVDs that had been liberated from Technicolor, including copies of Gears of War 2 and Fable 2. The would-be criminal kingpin quickly broke down and admitted that he’d been going nicking from work and was selling the discs on.” Naughty, naughty Rodney, your little money making scheme on the side finally blew up in his face. Does anyone else think that the security division may need to hire some security?