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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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53. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 25, 2012, 17:19 Dades
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 16:14:
I suspect in a year or two, should EA make an actual effort to improve Origin, a lot of the people who are now saying they'd never use it will, in fact, be using it. Similar to the way that a lot of people who wouldn't use early Steam (myself included) now prefer it. But that's contingent on EA not totally fucking this up, which is entirely possible.

Origin isn't a new thing, it's been around for quite a long time as the EA Download Manager. Since the rebranded release it hasn't been improved in anything other than minor fixes with no word from EA about when or if actual improvement will occur at all. Why put work into something when you can just ignore your largest competitor and try to siphon off its users?
 
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