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Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

 

The game piracy group 3DM has suspended their operations and will no longer be cracking single player games in 2016. The group claims that they are doing this to assess the impact on genuine game sales, though it is likely the group are still having issues cracking modern DRM technologies.  

 

     We just had an internal meeting. Starting at the Chinese New Year, 3DM will not crack any single-player games

  

The leader of this game cracking group, who is known as "Bird Sister", has already claimed that is anti-tampering/DRM technologies continue to become more complex cracking them may become impossible within 2 years, with recent games like Just Cause 3 still being uncracked by the group.  

Below is a quote from last month regarding the difficulty the group faced attempting to crack Just Cause 3, a game that is still secure from and unpirated due to the game's Denuvo anti-tampering tech. 

 

          I still believe that this game can be compromised. But according to current trends in the development of encryption technology, in two years time I’m afraid there will be no free games to          play in the world.

 

Game Piracy group suspends operations to measure impact on game sales

 

  

We at OC3D do not condone the piracy of games and believe that as long as piracy protection software does not harm the performance or the ability for legitimate users to play their games that DRM is a good thing.

Though let's hope that developers do not get overly aggressive with DRM in the near future, as past cases like Assassins Creed 2 and countless other PC games have shown us that punishing legitimate users in order to disable piracy is a great way to lose sales.

 

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08-02-2016, 07:45:44

AlienALX
If you read my Denuvo thread you will see some one from 3DM give his opinion on how he thinks it works, plus how hard it is to crack.

It can obviously be cracked, but the time and effort needed simply isn't worth it. So they may have made this statement to keep the egg off their faces.

As Denuvo advances it gets tougher and tougher to crack.

There is no concrete way of seeing how it affects sales, either. Most of the information available online regarding the amounts of games is not correct.

The only people who could officially state how many sales they have made is the publishers, and they usually don't.

That said Denuvo must be working because it's being used more and more, and if something made no difference why would you pay for it?

I looked at some sales figures the other day for Fifa 15 and it has sold far less than Fifa 13, which was cracked. I find that interesting.

I feel that if some one was not going to buy the game any way they won't because they can't steal it. They'll just steal something else. It's that mindset you cannot change. Go over to Skidrow's site and read through the comments on ROTTR. It's clear that if you make something impossible to steal that it won't generate more sales just because people have to pay for it. They simply won't, as they never intended to in the first place.

For example over the years there are certain games that I have only played because I could steal them. Quite simply? they did not interest me or make me want to buy them. If I stole something and liked it? I usually always bought it because then I could get access to online play and so on. If I had never stolen Fallout 3 I would never have played it, because it was an RPG and I really am not a fan of RPGs. Once I stole it and fell in love with it though? I've now bought about five copies of it in various guises.Quote

08-02-2016, 16:51:21

jimma47
Strange how we justify things to ourselves. I never pirate games, often pirate movies (which I usually buy if they're good) and always pirate TV series.

I don't have enough time to play the games I already own but I'll have to think about the reasons I don't take games. Is it the value? They're usually worth a lot more. Or is it some kind of loyalty to an industry that has continually burned me and ripped me off with absolute rubbish. Who knows.Quote

08-02-2016, 17:22:35

ImprovizoR
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
Strange how we justify things to ourselves. I never pirate games, often pirate movies (which I usually buy if they're good) and always pirate TV series.

I don't have enough time to play the games I already own but I'll have to think about the reasons I don't take games. Is it the value? They're usually worth a lot more. Or is it some kind of loyalty to an industry that has continually burned me and ripped me off with absolute rubbish. Who knows.
It's pride and sense of belonging probably. You care about gaming more than movies and TV shows. You like being a part of gaming culture and community. Then there's pride in having a great Steam library and all those achievements. Pirates don't get that. Unless they pirate some games and buy others. But usually they just play games and dispose of them once they're done. They basically treat them the way you probably treat TV shows.Quote
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