piracy

Soulja Boy

Uh, Is Soulja Boy Selling Cheap Emulation Boxes? A Waypoint Investigation

We're serious.
Patrick Klepek
12.5.18
open thread

Do Let's Plays and Streams Keep You From Buying Single-Player Games?

Hand-wringing over streaming culture sounds a lot like the hand-wringing over piracy.
Patrick Klepek
6.21.18
piracy

The PC's Best Anti-Piracy Technology Appears to be Defeated

With 'Total War: Warhammer II' cracked in less than 24 hours, it calls into question why publishers would continue to use Denuvo.
Patrick Klepek
9.29.17
piracy

Indie Dev Releases Torrent of Their Own Game For Folks Who Can't Afford It

After hearing from a player who refunded because they didn't have the money, the 'Darkwood' developers got creative.
Patrick Klepek
8.25.17
piracy

The Cryptic Riddles That Predict What Game Will Get Pirated Next

Every few weeks, piracy followers are sent into a tizzy, when a new puzzle arrives.
Patrick Klepek
4.17.17
piracy

Despite Hacking Efforts, ‘Just Cause 3’ Remains Uncracked One Year Later

Piracy has always been widespread on the PC, but there’s reason to think that’s changing.
Patrick Klepek
12.1.16
Saudi Arabia

How Games, Piracy, and Religion Come Together in Saudi Arabia

How one player found solace—from religious discrimination and growing pains—in less-than-legal games.
Hussain Almahr
11.10.16
Denuvo

For A Brief Moment, Hackers Beat PC Gaming's Best Anti-Piracy Tech

It's been nearly impossible to pirate some of PC gaming's biggest releases lately, but that's not stopping hackers from trying.
Patrick Klepek
8.8.16