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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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48. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 25, 2012, 13:33 RollinThundr
nin wrote on Feb 25, 2012, 12:30:
People just complain for the sake of complaining and because this is EA's one.

There were plenty of complaints about steam back in the day. And now it's EA's turn. If they have an unproven track record (and they certainty do), and provide shitty service (as people here have mentioned how they paid for games and not got them for 48 hours+) they get called on it. If people can't handle that, they shouldn't read the thread.

I think you hear more of it because there's alot of gamers who hate EA just for the sake of them being the largest video game publisher in the world.

Where as Valve always had their stable of defenders even when Steam first hit the scene. EA doesn't have that luxury.

It's in the same vein as Biodrones as I like to call Bioware fanbois, who defend day 1 DLC and blame EA completely for Bioware essentially deciding to sell out and take the turn into being a slightly above mediocre dev with huge marketing budgets and rushed titles.

I look at Origin as just another digital distribution platform even with the outcries that it's going to scan your system and sell your banking info to some prince in Nigeria or whatever other ridiculous claims people want to make again just due to it being EA.

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