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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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59. Re: Syndicate Solicits Pirates Feb 26, 2012, 13:54 eRe4s3r
 
Final line is this, if hundreds of people spent years making this game, they should feel VERY sad. This game is bad, no way around it. A mediocre shooter in an ocean of great shooters. Heck, its a tube game, you never even divert a meter from the intended line, stupid arcade boss fights, button mashing and glow so bright the church of the nuclear apocalypse would instantly make this their poster game.

Also from the let's play, this game seems to be go overboard with the random violence against unarmed civilians and never even comments on it. That is the lowest of the low. Cheap shock effect, 0 substance. A game to avoid, not just because its a bad game, but whoever wrote the story and game had absolutely no clue whatsoever. Makes me literally sick that games like these that glorify violence in such way are even funded by anyone. Particularly EA, who you'd think would have some brains to spot when a game crosses the border into the "tasteless and sick" region.

It's a good thing i watched a let's play, I'd have deleted it after playing an hour.
 
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