10 Anti-Piracy Measures In Video Games That Were Total Genius

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  • Ferlius93
    Ferlius93 Час назад

    Before accusing people who play pirate game copies, try to think that not every country's standards are the same and in some (mainly east Europe) spending money on a game is quite an effort :)

  • petko spiridonov
    petko spiridonov 2 часа назад

    well i argue whit those developers actions because if they are as they do always make their games expensive which i consider to be more than 10 dollars then they do deserve to be pirated i mean are they trying to become millionairs ? NO i think that what a smart and good human would do is get just enough not ammas a fortune so and hey why do games even have prices ? there is a good way things can go if HIGH quality games are made and are free like why does everything else but air cost money ? this is shit communism is what we need also to those of you who do not know tehre was never TRUE communism on this world communism is basicly everything is free and everything is shared and everyone works so this means that this is about as close to a perfect society as i would like us to get at the elast but we can go even further

  • TheBigFatMelon
    TheBigFatMelon 3 часа назад


  • TheIllio
    TheIllio 5 часов назад

    BlueByte did a funny thing with Settlers 3. If you had a cracked version iron smelters would produce pigs instead of iron bars, which made the production of weapons impossible, ultimately making you unable to expand and win the game.

  • Gol D. Roger
    Gol D. Roger 9 часов назад

    Trust me one day world war 3 will begin and core reason will be scarce gaming resources due to loot box system.. so countries will fight for money to buy lootboxes

  • HankJ666
    HankJ666 11 часов назад +1

    Reading the comments I can see 90% of the people are worthless poor pieces of trash

  • Andrew Palmer
    Andrew Palmer 15 часов назад

    I bought Skyrim on Steam but couldn't play it at launch because it was delayed by a month in the country I live in, so I downloaded a pirate version so I could play along with everyone else. About 20 hours into the game I noticed I was getting wrecked by fire and people were attacking me for no obvious reason. It later became clear I was turning into a vampire, and it made the game way less fun. I initially thought that this was an anti-piracy measure to troll people playing cracked versions of the game, but later found it was actually just a feature of the game and I had been bitten by a vampire in one of the dungeons without noticing. I found the cure for vampirism, but then got turned into a werewolf in some other game event... (just for the record, werewolf > vampire)

  • Metagross31
    Metagross31 День назад

    I like how in Pokémon Black and White you didn't get any experience when playing on a cracked ROM

  • Tsuki Akurei
    Tsuki Akurei День назад

    The Piracy = lost sales is a false equivalency that's been proven to not be the case. Most people who pirate games can't afford or are for some reason unable to buy the games in the first place [region locked, banned, etc]. A very very small minority of pirates do so to 'stick it to the man' or who just plain refuse to pay for them, but in a gross majority of cases, if a person has the money and means to purchase a game legitimately, stats show they do. If a game is somehow unable to be pirated, would-be-pirates don't suddenly buy them, they just move on.

  • Photon Wolfsky
    Photon Wolfsky День назад

    "From porn to My Little Pony episodes, or sometimes both"
    When and where did you have access to my phone gallery....

  • sensen9900
    sensen9900 День назад

    Well they Call it Piracy but most time its thanks to all that copied Versions that a Game gets Famous and bought by so many People.

  • Savannah Grace
    Savannah Grace 2 дня назад

    How will they know if it's pirated???

  • Faint Karma
    Faint Karma 2 дня назад

    It's not piracy. It's illegal copying and/or distribution.

  • Barry Chen
    Barry Chen 2 дня назад

    Ok, I want to pirate Serious Sam 3 now

  • ObsessivelyObsessed
    ObsessivelyObsessed 2 дня назад

    The other thing game dev does is if you bought the game they thank you whenever you load up the game

  • Hetzer Hasser
    Hetzer Hasser 3 дня назад

    Maybe if devs would consider scaling prices for regions, I would actually consider buying a game. As it is, games are the worst thing you can waste your money on in my country. 60 dollars for a 4 hour forgettable experience is an absolute ripoff. Not to mention that 60 dollars where I live, is quite a lot....So spending that on a crappy game, or hell even a good game, is not worth it. Thank god we have really good pirating servers here, and can get most products, free of anti-piracy glitches

  • Kathleen Glaser
    Kathleen Glaser 3 дня назад

    Your accent is wonderful.

  • Doug So Retro
    Doug So Retro 3 дня назад

    1:29 They ought to give Dan a break. He probably can barely afford the PC he's playing it on.

    REDAPR 3 дня назад

    I used to get games with 1 dollar on Xbox 360.

  • Abdelrahman Mekky
    Abdelrahman Mekky 3 дня назад

    I'd buy games but a 50$ game equals 800 in my country's currency.. it's just extremely expensive for a game..
    So I'm left with 2 choices.. never play a video game ever again or go for cracked versions.. I'm guilty of it ...but if the developers made special price for poor reigons I'm sure cracking will become alot less found.. i hope they do that in the future if they want to fight piracy

  • Abdelrahman Mekky
    Abdelrahman Mekky 3 дня назад

    Well the mirrors edge one didn't work lol.. i downloaded one and it was fine

  • wasd
    wasd 4 дня назад

    0:12 whos dat girl?

  • Reojoe
    Reojoe 4 дня назад

    far cry 4's FOV option not appearing for pirates was neat. i didn't pirate it, but i heard about it on a different video

  • I'm not Superman. I'm Mansuper.
    I'm not Superman. I'm Mansuper. 4 дня назад +1

    In the thumbnail, girl looks ready to ride a face

  • frenchfrey65
    frenchfrey65 5 дней назад

    2 more examples for ya, certain pokemon games that are pirated won't let you progress after you've met with the professor, you can't even pick your starter pokemon as the game knows you're pirating and thus blocks all access to the rest of the game. The other example, from personal experience, was Megaman X4, I don't have a PSX, and finding a game like this would be next to impossible, and finding the collection wouldn't be easy either for the PS2, so i tried to download it as a rom. Sadly after you beat any boss, X won't celebrate the kill, you'll hear the boss startup theme again, and Sigma saying something in Japanese, the game will basically freeze and halt all your progress. It sucks because I haven't played X4 in years and like I said, finding a copy these days is next to impossible.

  • GoldHaloWings
    GoldHaloWings 6 дней назад

    Piracy evolves cannonballs, swords and ships *BUT* sharing means caring.
    *WE* Share! Because *WE* Care!
    Don't anyone tell you the opposite, is a *propaganda* and I choose not to be a part of it.

  • Resumed Dexterity
    Resumed Dexterity 6 дней назад

    wheres earthbound?

    the cracked version of that game literally made the game way harder than it should of been and DELETED your save file when you try to fight the last boss and wasted dozens of hours of your time

  • Resumed Dexterity
    Resumed Dexterity 6 дней назад

    remember those idiots who pirated pokemon sun and moon before its release data mined it THEN TRIED TO CONNECT TO THE ONLINE SERVERS WITH THE PIRATED GAME its pretty ironic how they pirated sun and moon only to have to spend even more money on a new 3ds

    some people are really fucking stupid

  • Pac0 Master
    Pac0 Master 6 дней назад

    Game dev Tycoon used an interesting strategy
    To ensure people actually download the "pirated" version,
    they themselves put their game on the Piratebay and other Torrent sites on release, so it was going to be the most downloaded copy.
    They've also added a stats recording to the game so they'll know approximately how many downloaded it from there.
    I think they have a whole forum post dedicated to that on their website.

  • pkslider725
    pkslider725 7 дней назад

    I was pessimistic about watching this video (Thanks for that, WatchMojo), but then I remembered "Oh, wait, this guy's got jokes!".

  • Jush 1
    Jush 1 7 дней назад

    if gta 4s drubk screen isnt in this...

  • takeapieandrun
    takeapieandrun 8 дней назад

    I pirated Crysis Warhead back when I was a teenager with no money (I buy all my games legit now) and I never had any chickens :(

  • Graham Kennedy
    Graham Kennedy 8 дней назад

    Man, I clicked on this expecting to see ways to defend ships at sea against Somalians with AK-47s. So disappointed..

  • Chris Manager
    Chris Manager 8 дней назад

    Did he just say "invent-ery". Tit

  • Aaron Alquiza
    Aaron Alquiza 8 дней назад

    the crysis warhead one didn't occur for me, and i pirated it.

  • TheLordGodric
    TheLordGodric 8 дней назад

    Weird i played Arma 2 and Witcher 2 in a gameclub and they were working just fine and as intended, didn't even knew there were these kind of punishments for playing a illegaly copy until now.

  • RedOne
    RedOne 9 дней назад

    I've pirated many of these games, and never got any of these problems..... you can try, but piracy will never stop, we'll always find a way.

  • Jared Grumney
    Jared Grumney 9 дней назад

    How can the game tell the difference between a purchased and pirated copy?

  • Goldfish
    Goldfish 11 дней назад

    The best anti-piracy measure is reasonable pricing. Steam sales, Humble Bundle etc simply existing have done more to do away with piracy than any built-in "fuck you" that they ever came up with.

  • Ryan Lunderville
    Ryan Lunderville 11 дней назад


  • John McTavish
    John McTavish 12 дней назад

    Who is that pornstar? Please? xD

  • xClockx1
    xClockx1 12 дней назад

    + GTA 4 with drunk camera and quickly damage cars

  • Norbert Racs
    Norbert Racs 12 дней назад

    When Crysis Warhead came out and was extremely expensive, I pirated it and it didn't have chicken bullets at all.

  • Jaden Mercer
    Jaden Mercer 12 дней назад

    pirating rules

  • Daniel Virden
    Daniel Virden 12 дней назад

    Would love to hear you talk about how they detect the difference between legal and illegal copies? I always assumed pirates just nabbed a copy at gamestop, then copy and pasted onto whatever online file server they prefer

  • Harvey Trolly
    Harvey Trolly 12 дней назад

    In Settler 3 iron smelters would produce only pigs, residences wouldn't produce new settlers.

    UBI DRM 12 дней назад

    OUT! Youre just another spy that got disarmed.

  • Rohith K Sajeev
    Rohith K Sajeev 13 дней назад +1

    Fucking shit.. Now I know what happened to those eggs in my Spyro 3..

  • Master K
    Master K 13 дней назад

    Stop worrying about the devs punishments/pirating shit & get you some money! The fact that anyone knows about ANY of these is an L within itself! With your broke asses lol. Only game I have to "pirate" is San Andreas, an that's cause the steam release is edited junk with a lot of cut content vs the Original release

  • Jimmy Kitkat
    Jimmy Kitkat 13 дней назад

    I pay for my ps4 games, but if I ever would want to play on pc, TBH I would pirate absolutely everything.

  • That UAV Pilot
    That UAV Pilot 14 дней назад


  • Stinkus Dinkus
    Stinkus Dinkus 14 дней назад

    Reminder that pirating games is ok WHEEEEN it comes to shitty devs like Phil Fish steal their games all you like but buy games with devs like the ones who made Hat in time and Neir automata

  • Daniel Roman
    Daniel Roman 14 дней назад

    What was the point of the first 50 seconds?

  • Soulsphere001
    Soulsphere001 14 дней назад +1

    The Steam client.

  • trashyalphys
    trashyalphys 14 дней назад

    daaaaaamn, i didn't know my childhood game had such huge consequences for pirates!! you go, insomniac!!

  • trashyalphys
    trashyalphys 14 дней назад

    0:41 wha... what happened to bentley...?

  • Chris Musix
    Chris Musix 14 дней назад

    Give me a break. The game industry is like a heroin dealer: they want you hooked before they rake you over the coals for your very soul.

  • AWDTH1111
    AWDTH1111 14 дней назад

    Sims 4 will gradually become completely pixelated if the copy is illegal.

    • AWDTH1111
      AWDTH1111 8 дней назад

      Well lucky you

    • 1223333nbahal
      1223333nbahal 8 дней назад

      AWDTH1111 I pirated it, and nothing close to that happened.

  • Dandy Apple
    Dandy Apple 14 дней назад

    Lot of folks whining to pay up a bit to support game devs. 50 - 80 bucks for a game that has more than 60 hours of gameplay? That's like spending .85 cents on a one hour movie at the theatre...

  • Malak Ahmed Muhib
    Malak Ahmed Muhib 15 дней назад

    I love the bg music, just don't know what it is. Please help

  • Moha Moha
    Moha Moha 15 дней назад

    you can't blame me when 1$ equals like 18 of my country currency here. shit is too expensive for me to buy even if I wanted.

  • Matthew Walsh
    Matthew Walsh 15 дней назад

    Car mechanic simulator 2015 will set your money to 0 when you try and buy parts.

  • Voodikod
    Voodikod 15 дней назад

    that scorpion is red...

  • Xuan Xuas
    Xuan Xuas 15 дней назад

    Oh yeah, evil pirates that take away money from developers. Well, why not? I'm not going to pay for a game that wasn't made for my operating system. So fuck 'em. They're not losing money since I wouldn't have bought the game in the first place.

  • Grunf Grunt
    Grunf Grunt 15 дней назад

    Can confirm #1 , Spyro on PS1.

  • potshot2
    potshot2 15 дней назад

    This whole video is implying that developers know exactly who steals their product and who pays for it. Vid is so inaccurate it could be considered propaganda.

  • Winner Weirdo
    Winner Weirdo 15 дней назад

    Surprised that EarthBound didn't make it on the list.

  • Popcorn Chicken
    Popcorn Chicken 15 дней назад

    How fucking retarded are you to pirate a copy suffering from this and furthermore report it to the developers? LMAO! How do people have these impossibly low IQ's? It's unbelievable.

  • The69DJ
    The69DJ 15 дней назад

    like half of these are so obscure the only way I'd know to play them would be illegal download.

  • makienxhemmiktar
    makienxhemmiktar 15 дней назад

    Metal Gear Solid: "the frequency is at the back of the box".......

  • ZadokNiya
    ZadokNiya 15 дней назад

    we need this to happen to you tubers who rip off other you tubers

  • austin welch
    austin welch 16 дней назад

    only game i ever "pirated" was rocksmith 2014.. and the funny thing is, i actually bought the game first, them found out the only way to get half decent songs was to buy them individually for a god awful price. making the game a HUGE money hole.

  • firecrow 797
    firecrow 797 16 дней назад

    when this guy talks about getting drunk in arma 2 its pretty obvious this guy has never had a drink

  • TearOfGalaxy
    TearOfGalaxy 16 дней назад

    Counter-piracy measures of Red Alert and Crysis Warhead do not work. You must be a total greenhand to anything about computer in order to trigger these measures and make them work.

  • M4SS Ganja_Gamer
    M4SS Ganja_Gamer 16 дней назад

    Devs should stop trying to charge so much for games and people won't pirate them greedy bastards you get what you give..... maybe you won't be so greedy next time and they won;'t get cracked :)

  • Piyalak Nuchim
    Piyalak Nuchim 16 дней назад

    ็How could you ignore the drunk drive in GTAIV

  • jimmy shark
    jimmy shark 16 дней назад

    Lol this is bullshit thou xD funny but bullshit cause if you download a game you usually get´s the paid verson cracked and redy to go

  • iHazCojones
    iHazCojones 16 дней назад

    had a pirated version of RA2 and nothing happend and i had it in 2015 so no option to buy :S

  • Jonsson95
    Jonsson95 17 дней назад

    6. when i pirated serious sam 3 that didnt happen to me everything worked fine. (i hhave bought it on steam i pirated it to xbox360 so i could play it when i was in army and i didnt want to pay twice for same game)

  • data explunged
    data explunged 17 дней назад

    I won't spend money for some shitty single player game like Skullgirls ;))

  • Romek Schellekens
    Romek Schellekens 17 дней назад

    I've pirated games for years, some of them are on the list, i never encountered any of the counter measures.
    The crackers are still smarter than the developers. That said, the games i play most are games i bought from steam, and they are worth my money. If i pirate a game it's simply because it's not worth the money.

  • Aninda Nahiyan
    Aninda Nahiyan 17 дней назад

    Best part is, Pirates worked their way around it in days.

  • Yato Sensei
    Yato Sensei 17 дней назад

    Pfff pirates are dodging these easily all copies of the game are good and running :D

  • Stephen C
    Stephen C 17 дней назад

    Spyro 3's function didn't just affect pirates though. I had a chipped PS1 way back when and bought all my games (I actually did.), I used it to play import games I'd have sent to me such as Xenogears which wasn't released in Australia. I remember Spyro 3 doing that to me near the end of the game, deleting my save, though it was a legit copy. Mongrels! O_O

  • largol33t1
    largol33t1 17 дней назад

    Mirror's Edge's punishment is hilarious and ingenious. It definitely would bring the pirate a "death sentence" because you cannot make it through the game if you can't jump to the next building.

  • Kingy251
    Kingy251 17 дней назад

    But I pirat... I mean, a friend of mine pirated Spyro 3 and had no problems whatsoever :(

  • Sir Caco
    Sir Caco 17 дней назад

    Don't even get me started on Spyro 3. I was given the game as a little kid, so I had no idea what piracy even was. On top of that, I didn't know much English, so Zoe's warning went unnoticed. I played through the ENTIRE game, never facing any problems with dragon egg removal or crashes or really anything of the sort, aaaannd then I got my save file deleted during the last boss fight. I never understood what had happened until a few years back, and I'm 23 now. Obviously I understand and I think it's a fitting punishment for pirates, but I didn't know any better as a child so it got me real bummed back then.

  • Noriko Ibraimo
    Noriko Ibraimo 17 дней назад

    Glad to see devs do somethin about piracy. wish they would be more aggressive though

  • Dragonslaya2000
    Dragonslaya2000 17 дней назад

    lol they should have the ultimate anti-pirate measure, completely wipes the hard drive. No one will ever pirate it xD

  • richard crumpton
    richard crumpton 17 дней назад

    then thay could do a free month thing on ps store or it dos it to its gayy tham maker fuck them selvs

  • Dennis Scher
    Dennis Scher 17 дней назад

    kinda funny how EA and Dice punish people for piracy... like adding micro transactions and random loot into single player games to force you in buying stuff, in addition to give you short or pathetic stores in full priced Games is not piracy.... their games aren't worth it to crack... you'll spend so much time to look for the ckracks just to see this disappointment... i'll be better off spend an other 100€ for the full collection of Guild Wars 1, which is only alive thanks to a small player base and bots at the moment....

  • Earthboundmike
    Earthboundmike 17 дней назад

    So you don't mention Earthbound, probably the first example of this? Where spawns were drastically up, and if you did actually fight your way through, the game would crash at the last boss. Also are these genius? This is just another form of DRM, which, as proven by CC2 that you can in fact fuck up the legit player experience with DRM.

  • kilmindaro3
    kilmindaro3 17 дней назад

    I had a pirated spyro 3 when I was a kid. I still have nightmares about it.

  • Qas Perr
    Qas Perr 17 дней назад

    Good. Its too bad they don't put a hardware melting virus in the code that permanently disables whatever you run it on.

  • Clark Meyer
    Clark Meyer 17 дней назад

    I would sympathize with these developers if it wasn't for the fact that they charge a fucking arm and a leg for a game and then find more ways to make you pay more. now that ps4 has joined xbox in charging people to use internet features on a multiplayer dominated gaming platform it really makes you lose respect for these greedy people. Its much better playing indie games these days on steam. not to mention they are not cracked as much as games from bigger companies like EA. Ive completely given up on new age games these days. I dont know and dont even want to know what the newest cod is because its all a money making scheme. its not made by people that are passionate about the work they do.

    JULEMANDEN99 18 дней назад

    tbh im a filthy pirate cuz of 1 reason demos almost dont exist anymore, so to figure if the games are my cup of tea i pirate them then if its my kind of games i buy them fx terratech, dust an elysian tale witcher 2 and 3 and skyrim and alot of other games and if i dont like them they will be deletet, but hey that just my reason to pirate games, just make moore demos so shitheads like me can figure if your games is worth paying for.

  • PhunkBustA
    PhunkBustA 18 дней назад

    good luck getting a legal copy of crysis running these days
    without replacing files from unreliable sources
    the pirated copy i got from a market years ago still works fine, loldrmlol

  • damian007567
    damian007567 18 дней назад

    0:08 i wonder how many guys write their games with a javascript slider/carousel ;)

  • Caseytify
    Caseytify 18 дней назад

    But how do they differentiate between legal copies and pirated copies? False positives concern me.

  • Brandon Wandrie
    Brandon Wandrie 18 дней назад

    oh that's why with a REAL red alert 2 cd it did that.