It seems that Microsoft new dashboard may not be up to the task to prevent piracy as hackers have already found a way to play backup games on the new dashboard.
Shame, because regardless of your console of preference we all have one enemy, or even if you are a PC type of person, we hate the pirate.
yeah I agree. Microsoft may have a chance in the next console to prevent piracy. I don't think they can now.
I think the biggest problem is the DVD format.....pirates cracked that egg long before the 360 was released.....As you said next gen i think MS will take bigger steps to prevent it.
the most annoying thing is...they always find a way! their survival level is more a cockroach than a mouse! disgusting!
he might as well start hacking Mircosoft hardware.
So I take it you're not a fan of Jack Sparrow then?
All pirates do is screw the experience of gaming for the rest of us. They don't realize the more they screw with what they shouldn't companies will utilize more and more gamer unfriendly devices and tactics that only get in the way or a good thing.
Cat and Mouse.
No... keyboard and mouse.
Update was issued because of new disc format,not piracy.360 software sales prove that piracy is not a problem on 360(even publishers agree on that matter).
I love my 360 and gaming on the 360, but games like Alan Wake, which was pirated over 2 million times beg to differ. Microsoft did manage to ban over 1 million consoles back when MW2 came out though. This story is more theory then anything though.
Without piracy, hardware would have sold 10 millions or more less, so....
But you do not make your money off of hardware, well in the long run you will make a little. You make your money off of peripherals and games, so....
Yeah, it's a shame really .. Alan Wake deserved it. Other than games like the rehashed Call of Duty.
Let em... I love banhammer season especially Microsofts
Well Ive never heard of a flashed console that didnt get banned! No matter what version of the flash you run YOU WILL GET BANNED... EVENTUALLY, lets be realistic here, who here doesnt find it odd when half of your friends list never come online anymore to game? People get banned everyday, maybe not in huge doses like back in 2009, but they still get hammered non the less. ;)
One of my flashed consoles has been online for about 2 years....still unbanned.....It will possibly get banned eventually. But at this point I've gotten my moneys worth. It will probably rrod b4 it gets banned
And they say that hackers are not bad people... We are paying for all the money video game companies are spending in preventing piracy. On top of that game pirates make money out of selling illegal copies of the games while developers and publishers struggle to survive.
I've seen this happen unfortunately with console hardware, there is or was a large market for people to purchase pre modded consoles. But, most pirates are people in their own homes doing it for themselves. Or another large portion of them aren't even based in North America. I had a friend whose parents ran some kind of social services thing with children who couldn't stay with their parents for whatever reason. They bought a big batch of DS for the kids, but pirated all of the games to save money. When I asked if they knew what they were doing, their reason was they just didn't have the money to constantly be replacing lost games or just getting them games in general. Are they bad people too?
This is the point of the beta. Now ms knows another method that more likely than not will fail. They surely knew hackers would pick at the beta.
Too bad they can't softmod it like the Wii so I can play games off my network drive as well as emulators. That might be something!
Actually, I've been glancing on the xbox-scene forums and apparently the news about this dashboard may be the opposite. MS has now developed a method to re-flash firmware on the DVD drive via the upgrade process and the new dashboard has new levels of communications with it. I think the hackers are going to have a hard time with this one. Although I may be wrong due to all the technical jargon.
Did anyone really expect for piracy to disappear because of a new update? It will never happen. Each one of these revisions simply forces the pirates and hackers to start all over, and buys MS more time and sales from those hackers that get frustrated trying to keep up.
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