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Author Topic: Game dev released a cracked copy of their game to catch people & teach a lesson  (Read 857 times)

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Found this funny. Game devs for Game Dev Tycoon intentionally released a cracked version intentionally flawed to teach pirates a lesson. One moron pirate complained that his virtual games were being pirated within a pirated game and didnt realize the game devs were giving him a taste of his own medicine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=108&v=h0U7XEG8djU

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Here's an article on the subject.
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It was interesting that:
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"The depressing results of its own game's day one piracy rates show that only 6.4% of people playing the game bought it legitimately."