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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked?

VentureBeat has word that all or part of the PC edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is in the hands of pirates after being stolen from a warehouse. The explanation of what was taken is a little vague: "Evidently, pirated discs began to spread quickly after an employee at a shipping warehouse (run by a huge shipping company) in Fresno, Calif., stole one disc. Itís not clear how many full copies spread this way, as the disc that was stolen was apparently Disc 2 of a two-disk set for the PC. Security may have been too tight for the thief to steal the other disc."

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54. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked? Oct 30, 2011, 14:26 Dev
 
Ventura wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 07:54:
Comet wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 07:25:
What needs to happen is bring to the PC the same level of piracy control found on consoles.

I'm with you mate. It has to happen.

There'd be a way too
Can't happen as long as PC's are open. Keep in mind that consoles are filled with all sorts of anti piracy measures. Encrypted communications (so you can't tap in and read the signals with oscilloscopes), encrypted BIOS stuff, hashes so only official changes can be made to BIOS, etc. I've read a article or two about the xbox 360 anti piracy stuff, its interesting. I suggest you do the same.

Point is, PC's are NEVER going to be that way as long as they are open platforms. Even apple, which likes to have full control control over the platform (see iphone) hasn't done anything like that for their computers. Companies and people need to accept that.

Typically, the best companies can do is prevent pre-release piracy on PC (nowadays much of the pre-release leaks and piracy is on consoles), and that's IF they use something like valve did with HL2, such as keeping a couple final critical files out of the disks, and not letting them get downloaded until release day. They also have to be totally anal about controlling any review copies, etc.

The other thing they can try/hope for is no crack for a few days after release, but that is a million times harder, and usually requires something crazy like ubi's always on DRM, or starforce, which drives customers away.

Having even the most minor of copy protection slightly reduces casual piracy, where people copy disks for friends, but that's only if the friends don't know about cracks.

Having multiplayer be the main draw of the game such as with cd keys or something like steam accounts (or blizzard with star craft) is one great way to have a "carrot" instead of a "stick". People might pirate MW3 for the 3 hour single player campaign, but most who want to play it are going to want the multiplayer experience, and they will need to pay for that.

Other ways to have carrots are things like stardock does, lots of content updates for legit owners. Pirates can still play the game if they want to "demo" it, but its the unpatched one.

So as a result, IMHO, its far better to use carrot than stick, and have limited DRM such as steam. Most other measures are useless beyond screwing and annoying legitimate customers.

This comment was edited on Oct 30, 2011, 14:31.
 
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