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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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26. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 25, 2012, 01:27 Aero
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 01:18:
Creston wrote on Feb 25,
Creston [/quote:

Who is she? My sister? I kid, but oddly my sister is in exactly the same spot right now for Sims 3. She picked it up off origin after I warned her not to...still waiting two weeks now. I think she was swearing something about hitting them in small claims come monday if they hadn't given her the product she paid for. Luckily she lives in Quebec.

Probably be a lot easier and more effective to just repudiate the transaction on her credit card. If EA tried to object for some reason, it would be their responsibility to prove they delivered the product, which they haven't. Can't speak to Canada though, and must admit I've only ever had to do this with physical products. I'm not sure what if any difference that makes.
 
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