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Why don't all companies do this? If I ran a company I'd do the same thing. With hacks, I'd release a hack that's free and very publicized and leave one thing open that only person who dl'd the hack would have, and ban all of those people. Good in two ways

-Ban majority of hackers
-Looks good for company
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I don't know what's funnier. That there are like only 35 pages of google hits that are actually related to this. Which is about 350 hits which google reports 287 thousand hits leaving you in completely irrelevant land after 1/10 of 1 percent. Or that it's affected some 30,000 dollars worth of revenue and likey generated some 80,000 dollars worth of google electricity usage. It's already in the know your meme base and the reference to it for 4chan.org has a "Block all 4chan.org" button.

And clicking on search results past page one takes you to websites that have absofreakinglutely nothing about it.

But some of the links are funny. When you click them it show's a this account has been suspended or this account has been banned screen.
For one of the 10 most played games on steam i find this very disturbing. Because it makes all those steam hardware surveys seem like the irrelevant ghost town that they are.
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Originally Posted by hotcarl View Post
when i actually did buy hl2 and source, i couldn't even launch gmod without crashing
but my pirated version worked beautifully
wat.
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post #104 of 143
This Bans Legit Users too, so its fail


Crysis Warhead had a cooler "Anti Piracy Measure", but a newer crack fixed that
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post #105 of 143
Score 1 for the dark! =D
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post #106 of 143
Batman Arkham Asylum had a game bug like this, that only affected pirated copies of the game.

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/r...-bug-20090911/
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post #107 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbrilliantq View Post
Batman Arkham Asylum had a game bug like this, that only affected pirated copies of the game.

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/r...-bug-20090911/
GTA 4, Dead Space 1 and 2, and others have similar glitches to Batman as well but those were just glitches.

Those don't help the developer pick out who pirated the game and ban them like this does because their STEAM ID is apart of the error they receive. So anyone who doesn't realize those numbers are their ID - they're caught red handed.
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This is awesome. I don't see why someone would pirate a game that only costs $10 and has absolutely unlimited replay value...
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post #109 of 143
Best
Anti-piracy
Ever

I bet there will be a run on Garry's Mod sales now that people will have to pay to continue with their mods. Or at least you would have to be a real jerkoff to pirate it after you are that into the game.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/17/11 at 4:14pm
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post #110 of 143
I'm just curious as to why a majority of you have a problem with pirating stupid video games, but not music (which is killing the music industry). I feel as much -- if not more -- sympathy for the people getting caught with pirated Steam games simply because the gaming industry doesn't need the extra money in their fat, greedy pockets...unlike the music industry, which with all the pirating, is being led to a future of Justin Bieber type "musicians".
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