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Syndicate Solicits Pirates

New Scientist has details on an interesting overture to software pirates in Syndicate that was found in Starbreeze's newly released first-person shooter by reddit's MikkelManDK. Apparently legit copies of the game include an .nfo file that would normally be found in a cracked copy with two simple instructions: "1) Insert disc 2) Play ;)". This apparently also offers pirates the chance to apply for jobs and asks them to consider the years spent by hundreds of people making the game before stealing it.

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9. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 24, 2012, 22:26 Lokust
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 22:00:

I would have liked to have tried this game. Shame about the origin shit.


This. If you aren't big enough to get your game on Steam then I can't be bothered to check out your game that's beneath my notice. And given the number of excellent indie developers on Steam selling their games for VERY reasonable prices, this EA company must be a tiny group of nobodies or something.
 
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