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Marney1
Call of Duty: Black Ops tops the list.


PC
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (4,270,000) (Nov. 2010)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (3,960,000) (Mar. 2010)
  • Mafia 2 (3,550,000) (Aug. 2010)

Wii
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,470,000) (May. 2010)
  • Wii Party (1,220,000) (Oct. 2010)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns (920,000) (Nov. 2010)

Xbox 360
  • Dante’s Inferno (1,280,000) (Feb. 2010)
  • Alan Wake (1,140,000) (May. 2010)
  • Red Dead Redemption (1.060,000) (May. 2010)
TreeFitty
Damn, RDR made it up there as #3. *doesn't mention lack of PS3 table*
Heartless
At risk of sounding noobish: Is it that easy to pirate for console?
TreeFitty
Apparently the Xbox (and everything else MS puts out) gets cracked open not too long after release. My roommate told me Black Ops was cracked in a couple days. I didn't know the Wii was a victim too and figured there would be some sort of PS3 mention.

So I guess it is relatively easy depending which one.
Heartless
I may or may not have bought games in Singapore like everyone else, but I didn't think you could download straight to the system.
Qdeathstar
I'm pretty sure you have to mod your xbox 360 and never connect to Xbox Live.
DuPz0r
Not a surprise really. With success you gotta expect piracy too.
demon
So people are still pirating games? But I'm sure it's better than in the old days when 95% of games were pirated on some platforms.


QUOTE (Mental Istid @ Dec 29 2010, 11:21 PM) *
At risk of sounding noobish: Is it that easy to pirate for console?

Hah, I was thinking the same.
Massacre
What do you mean "still?" You thought they stopped? Piracy is more widespread now than ever.
demon
Back in the 80s "everyone" had a ton of games, and hardly anyone had ever seen an original. I know piracy still exist, but I don't think it's that bad any more. I think most people today at least bought some of the games they got.

Piracy are much less common now if you take into account how many people own a gaming system now compared with the 80s.

And I didn't know it was easy to pirate console games. Maybe partly because I never really thought of it. But all consoles now use optical discs as media, pirating cartridges must have been much harder...
Massacre
Compared the the total number of gamers, the number of them who have pirated games is obviously low. But the total number of pirated games at any point in the last five years outnumbers the amount in any previous year (excluding 2011, of course).
demon
That's right. Statistics can be misleading, depending on the points of view.
Heartless
In the last five years, I've bought two games. Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
Massacre
I can't say the same. I've bought dozens of games. Never had a pirated game, but I have several pirated movies people gave me.
TreeFitty
^that^

I know people with pirated games. Usually if they like it, they buy it anyway.
Massacre
I rarely go out and buy a random game, anyway. Everything I buy is from a good developer and a series I'm familiar with. I took my chances with Fable, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect, and it payed off. Just Cause 2 and Borderlands? Meh.

Basically, I could have gotten all these games for free, and I wouldn't have lost anything on the bad games. But, I also wouldn't have been supporting the developers of the good games, and aside from Marijuana legalization, the gaming industry is one of the few things that I actually give a shit about.

*Sincere moment*
demon
QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 3 2011, 08:37 AM) *
I rarely go out and buy a random game, anyway. Everything I buy is from a good developer and a series I'm familiar with. I took my chances with Fable, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect, and it payed off. Just Cause 2 and Borderlands? Meh.

Basically, I could have gotten all these games for free, and I wouldn't have lost anything on the bad games. But, I also wouldn't have been supporting the developers of the good games, and aside from Marijuana legalization, the gaming industry is one of the few things that I actually give a shit about.

*Sincere moment*

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JuicEmatic
youve gotta mod your wii/ps3/360 to be able to play downloaded and burnt games. and with the 360 you cant go online with a modded xbox or your live account gets banned and you have to buy a new xbox

that said, i believe you can pull the disk drive out of the 360, mod it and then buy a replacement disk drive that HASNT been modified and then just switch between the drives depending on whether you want to play a burnt game or online

i havent actually seen it in action, but i hear you can do this
DuPz0r
The only games I've ever pirated our on psp. I've never pirated a pc game even though it's the easiest to pirate. I just don't see the point. If you really like a game, you pay for it, it's just fair.
demon
It would be cool if some pirate group announced the list for 2011 now. tongue.gif



QUOTE (JuicEmatic @ Jan 17 2011, 11:41 PM) *
youve gotta mod your wii/ps3/360 to be able to play downloaded and burnt games. and with the 360 you cant go online with a modded xbox or your live account gets banned and you have to buy a new xbox

that said, i believe you can pull the disk drive out of the 360, mod it and then buy a replacement disk drive that HASNT been modified and then just switch between the drives depending on whether you want to play a burnt game or online

i havent actually seen it in action, but i hear you can do this

I wonder how they can detect if the xbox is modded or not. Shouldn't it be possible to mod it in a more clever and stealthy way?

How does this work out with PS3 and their network? Is it safer to do it with a PS3?



QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Jan 18 2011, 12:15 AM) *
The only games I've ever pirated our on psp. I've never pirated a pc game even though it's the easiest to pirate. I just don't see the point. If you really like a game, you pay for it, it's just fair.

I agree of course, but kids don't see it our way. I think most pirates are minors.

bOnEs
doesn't surprise me at all that black ops was the top pirated game... it was, afterall, the top selling game in 2010... with great sales comes great piracy... imagine what their overall numbers would of been if there wasn't a piracy problem...

i agree with all of you on piracy... while i love the golden age of piracy (colonial days), i don't like the piracy that runs rampant in media... it all started with that fucking napster... the music industry went through a dramatic shift when that happened... the movie industry is starting to feel a similar fate with the price of DVD's and blu-rays these days... and video games are approaching that same fate as well...

it's truly sad that people can't support things they love by purchasing them... they have to steal it... now granted, i stole some music back in the day but, i hardly ever do it anymore... i have a few dozen movies on my hard drive but, i only downloaded maybe 5 of them... someone at work downloads them all the time and i'll get a copy if it's a movie i'd like to see... and i don't even want to mess up my PS3 with trying these hacks... i spent too much money on the system and games to fuck all that up once sony figures out the hack and bricks those systems...

the only thing i pirate is porn because quite frankly, sex videos aren't worth money at all, especially considering that once you've seen it a couple times, you never watch it again... it's a waste of money for pleasure you could probably get for free if you applied yourself better...
JuicEmatic
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 18 2011, 11:40 PM) *
I wonder how they can detect if the xbox is modded or not. Shouldn't it be possible to mod it in a more clever and stealthy way?

How does this work out with PS3 and their network? Is it safer to do it with a PS3?


my understanding is that the software/firmware on the xbox can tell whether or not stock parts are installed, though i have no idea HOW it can tell.
theres probably a circuit on official xbox parts that communicates with the motherboard/whatever else to confirm that it is stock standard and unmodified.

the only working clever and stealthy way is to use 2 disk drives. it may not be subtle or pretty but at least it works.

ive got no idea how it works with ps3's but im pretty sure it involves flashing the firmware to a hacked version. im not sure if hacked firmware can be used for online games.
im not sure about a lot of it, having never done it. googling a step by step tutorial would probly be the best way to find exactly how to flash firmware, install mod chips and play burnt games. not that i endorse any of this smile.gif
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