Square Enix and other game giants all demand cash from pirates

After it was revealed that games developer CD Projekt had been sending cash settlement letters to Internet users based on flimsy IP address-based anti-piracy evidence, this week the company decided to end their campaign. Today TorrentFreak reveals the names of many other famous games companies conducting almost identical operations – “Send us cash settlements,” they tell their targets, “…or else…”

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Ranma12259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

Guess these gamers dont think SE deserve money for the mediocre console games they make these days.

So they are encouraging those who intend to buy it to pirate it.

I would prefer if they did it another way, like boycotting their mediocre games.


-Mika-2259d ago

I don't know what your problem is but the the recent ff games are great. Me and alot of other people think so. The complaints you have about ff13 have always been in past ff titles. I have no idea why you so-called fans are complaining about it now but you really have to just stop.

kevnb2259d ago

not many liked 13, it was pretty bad.

tmoss7262259d ago

You could play the entire game pretty much just pushing A. I didn't find it exciting....

PCE2259d ago

The recent FF games just suck. They're mindless corridors with a mediocre story, annoying characters, dumbed down battle system, and music that isn't memorable. None of these are in the PS1 era games. Even FFVIII with its shortcomings is still a better game. Square-Enix just can't seem to make a good game anymore. Sad.

ronin4life2259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

How is that any different from earlier ff games?
You move through menus and hit "a".
@red dead
Now, like I said earlier, I don't play ff so I didn't know much about the latest ones and their specific issues.
Although it doesn't change my above reply, it does put how people feel about the games into clearer focus.

-Mika-2259d ago

@ kevnb

I disagree. I thought it was a great game.

@ tmoss726

Ok and you can say the same for every other ff game. Your post is a perfect example of people just hating on the game for no reason.

RedDead2259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

quoting myself...

"Linearity wasn't specifically the problem. Most people just put that point in place of the actual problem, which is the feeling that you have no point. For example, in linear shooters, you must move, because you do not want to get hit, it's part of the gameplay. In Final fantasies, you move around searching for the next way to go, talk to people, puzzles, secret area's, go play FF7 again you'll see the big difference. FFXiii, tell what the point in movement was? So you could walk to the next battle 10 meters in front of the last. That's the difference between FF and FFXIII. FFX was a mix of this and the older ones, but it got away with it because it had breaks from battles. And towns(temple's with puzzles) and people to talk to and blitzball for when you want a break. "

"do I really have to repeat what was wrong with FFXiii? You had two ****ing command for 3 hours into to the game, Auto battle and attack, auto battle resulting in attack. THe battle system was terribly boring until it unlocked 1 chapter before Pulse. There was no breaks from battling. All you did was battle the same battle with 'libra, auto battle and paradigm shift' for 20 hours. The story and characters sucked badly are were Cheesy and annoying(Snow and NORA, "we're so cool, heroes to the end" **** YOU SNOW!), the music was decent but still below just about every FF. The main enemy was an absolute disgrace.

Lets talk minigames. 2, 30 seconds, ride a robot and bash enemies. Second one, chase a mini chocobo around a garden so a cutscene could play of it hiding again. Seriously! WTF was that?

Seriously, appalling game design.

I just don't understand how anyone can see some good in this game. Fair enough decent ending. That's all I could give it/ What I do think is that it had alot of potential. But it just turned so mainstream to appeal to Western audiance. Why? Their inspiration was COD for gods sake, the idea of being on a linear path contantly under pressure from enemies. It does NOT suit an RPG. God, I really hated this game"

That's my opinion of it anyhow. They may aswell taken out movement outside battles for the first 20 hours.

Also Ronin4life. S-e Have nothing to do with Dragon quest

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gamingdroid2259d ago

***I would prefer if they did it another way, like boycotting their mediocre games.***

I agree, but got to admit it is very tempting to say "F u" and then pirate it. It would be instant gratification.


I think what we need is sort of a Wikipedia of rap sheet complete with sources of company misconduct.

You know, hold companies more accountable....

We do that with people, and companies are treated as individual entities. Practicality aside, why not do that with them too?

GraveLord2259d ago

Wow another Square Enix hate comment from Ranma1!

Oh and you're even spamming your wordpress blog! GTFO attention troll spammer.

Ranma12259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

Normally when a company makes poo games, and makes losses (like SE did a couple months ago), the management gets changed.

I am still wondering why that hasnt happened at SE, shareholders hate losses !!!

And i am still wondering why Yoichi Wada hasnt yet been assassinated by a Ninja. Or commited Hara Kiri for the shame he brought on the FF series...with FF13 and 14

ronin4life2259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

That last part of your comment is flat out racist.
Ok, "disagree", how is it *not* racist?

SandwichHammock2259d ago


1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2.a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3.hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

One should not have to explain to you after you read the definition. You are simply wrong on your assertion that the comment is racist. As Franky put it...relax.

ronin4life2259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

Who is franky?
I'm not going to blow my top over this, but it is insensitive. Especially since Japan has such a horrible problem with suicide in recent years.
Also, Japan and Japanese did more throughout history than kill each other with ninja and commit suicide. This comment is showcasing a stereotype, which is kind of racist. Especially when it is targeted at a person.

I will admit my previous comment was a bit garish and confrontational. I should have spoken clearer and less aggressively. I apologize.

NYC_Gamer2259d ago

they should make another Brave Fencer Musashi.

jetlian2259d ago

that was my $%#^ I think that was my first jrpg

Valorous_Entity2259d ago

Screw SE, they are lucky their are people left that even bother pirating their recently awful games.

ronin4life2259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

They can't be so bad if people are willing to steal them....
Personally, I have never much liked ff. But I'm not calling the series shit just because I don't like it.
And I'm also not outright denying the flaws in recent entries ether, "disagrees".

Spitonyourgrave2259d ago

Figures you thought it was a good game, it was a game made for casuals and chicks ....

Capt-FuzzyPants2259d ago

If you're talking about 13 I don't know how it was for casuals. Casual games usually don't take 50-60 hours to beat. They are also something that you can kind of breeze through. 13 was difficult in some parts and you had to tweek the paradigms a lot. It also had a pretty involved story so you couldn't really just pick it up and play it and know what's going on.

And what makes a game a girls game? I'm pretty sure if a girl plays games they play the same games as guys usually.

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