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U.S. storms homes to snag gaming pirates

Federal customs agents Wednesday raided more than 30 businesses and homes, looking for devices that let pirated video games play on Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360, and Nintendo's Wii.

The alleged sale and distribution of illegal modification chips and copyright circumvention devices for the popular consoles and others included 32 search warrants in 16 states, said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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mrv3214001d ago

Can I ask a question how many people still seriously pirate on the PS2... most PS2 games are casual and how many casual owners can tell the difference between RAM and TWOFISH? Yeah sure LOADS of people npirate but most of them wouldn't have bought the game. It's like with sims 3 yeah sure loads pirated but most of them wouldn't have bought the game.

no_more_trolling4001d ago

they didnt go after the pirates. they went after the guys who sell the illegal modchips

XXXRATED4001d ago

sad part is the chips are not programmed so they are not able to circumvent anything until the pirate who buys it installs the firmware. so the feds got alot of nothing for all that work i would plea not guilty and tell them to blow me and then counter sue to get my stuff back and get a billion dollars to fix my ruined life.