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Ironically, Thief Gets Leaked and Heavily Pirated Before Release – Steam Protection too Easy

WCCF: Thief was leaked and cracked before release, resulting in heavy piracy even before it debuted. The Console version leaked 5 days before release. Though there have been instances of Thief being unlocked, the PC variant was leaked and cracked yesterday. The question arises once again about the great DRM debate.

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codelyoko883d ago

Console version was leaked 5 days before release. Lol. GOG.com movement ftw. Witchers 3 ftw. #DRMFree

Eamon883d ago

Kinda ironic, considering the title of this game

SteamPowered883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

You can get almost any game ever on TPB with cracks. Unless the game goes Always Online like Diablo 3, there will always be a way around it.
Personally, even though it is cheaper and easier to hit Pirate Bay, Steam has turned me from my wicked ways. Their hassle-free delivery and cheap games have pretty much got me to drop anchor on my pirating ways. Steam isnt perfect, but it turned me onto a legitimate path.

LocutusEstBorg883d ago

Diablo 3 was cracked ages ago for offline play.

codelyoko883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

Yup, Heck sim city 2013 was always online too, a random genius tween (not reloaded or the cracking scene) cracked the game lol.

LocutusEstBorg883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

Steam is not DRM. Steam is not anti-crack protection. Steam is a way for you to easily switch on a PC and play your games anywhere. It's a pro-consumer feature for legitimate players.

codelyoko883d ago (Edited 883d ago )

Nah, Steam Protection is a form of DRM. There are two versions of retail games, one is the steam variant one is your normal retail. The steam variant has Steam Protection (TM? ) as its DRM which is infinitely easy to crack then the normal one. It involves providing a modified dll and steam api.

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