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Anti-Piracy Chip?

Encryption chip will end piracy, open markets, says Bushnell on GamesIndustry.biz quotes Atari founder Nolan Bushnell saying a new encryption chip being installed on new computer motherboards holds the key to eradicating piracy of PC games:

"What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world - which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords - which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem."

Bushnell thinks that piracy of movies and music, however, is probably unstoppable because "if you can watch it and you can hear it, you can copy it."

"Games are a different thing, because games are so integrated with the code. The TPM will, in fact, absolutely stop piracy of gameplay.

"As soon as the installed base of the TPM hardware chip gets large enough, we will start to see revenues coming from Asia and India at a time when before it didn't make sense."

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96. ... May 28, 2008, 08:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
With all the ridiculous hype, unreliable reviews and misleading or nonexistent demos, the only real way to find out if a game is worth buying is to play it first.
Gee, a purchase that involves an element of risk. Shock horror! The answer is to find review sites you trust, take into account hype, read forums and avoid games without demos. If you come across a misleading demo then that's an indication you should avoid that publisher or be more wary.

Just because you CAN pirate doesn't mean you should. Again I'm just hearing excuses. If you don't buy most games you pirate then that's stealing entertainment you should have paid for; if you do buy most games you pirate then you might as well just buy them in the first place.

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