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

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  • Rock Fan
    Rock Fan 45 минут назад +1

    I'm a pirate, I use Pirate Bay since 2016. I took only RTS games and some FPSs. To be honest I pretty much don't care about the developers, since I only ,, borrowed" from Microsoft, they won't see anything. Oh and this games from this video sucks!

  • D3athStalker
    D3athStalker 11 часов назад

    The mirror's edge one was a legit problem though and it only happened at that point of the game?
    They fixed it in a later patch. Of course, any crackers running at a version in which this wasn't fixed will get the problem. All they need to do is patch it.
    Source (last post after all the crap they gave to the poor guy): www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-linux-society-1000004/mirrors-edge-major-bug-26746383/f

  • Derp Derpington
    Derp Derpington День назад

    Command and conquer was the best game in my opinion

  • garrett Powell
    garrett Powell День назад

    ya well maybe if i didn't have to fork over my entire paycheck for the games and gaming systems i want i wouldn't pirate things. unfortunately for these gaming companies i have to eat so ya i'm jacking your shit every once in a while.

  • Tino Trivino
    Tino Trivino 2 дня назад

    Freeloading is not piracy. Piracy is when you steal and than sell it!

  • Daniel Mun
    Daniel Mun 2 дня назад

    All videos of this topic have the exact same content/games..weak. There has to be more examples or they're just making easy money on us fools for watching them

  • Stuart Baker
    Stuart Baker 2 дня назад

    the ppl who made game dev tycoon put out the cracked copies themselves lol

  • Jailam Myles
    Jailam Myles 3 дня назад +1

    porn to my little pony episode and sometimes both...
    ...so, my littly porny?

    im sorry

  • christian delia
    christian delia 3 дня назад

    God knows how many times I was so annoyed as a kid playing Spyro 3 and the game reseting. Now I know why. Thankfully there was way (intended or in the hacked copy, idk) where you could get 10x the amount of gems and egg on pickup so I could still access the bonus levels.

  • Alicia Roberson
    Alicia Roberson 3 дня назад

    I'm gonna pirate a game and send it to someone I hate ❤

  • AkiraPoland
    AkiraPoland 3 дня назад

    There should be more games like that punishing pirates.

  • Nuno Neto
    Nuno Neto 4 дня назад

    I don't care there are many games that makes us waste a lot money... especially now with this DLC and pre-order BS

  • SkyCardis
    SkyCardis 4 дня назад

    On the fence with this one.
    Back in the old days, games were completely done and ready on the shelves. No day 1 Patches, no bugs and glitches that will be fixed MONTHS later...Game companies have become lazy; unprofessional in terms of making sure they make a quality game on the first go around, and expecting people to buy the game $60-$80 for a buggy sometimes broken game. So in a sense they deserve to not be paid for their lack luster unpolished game. I seen many games make promises never kept (Mighty No. 9, or No Man Sky anyone?), games over hyped and turned out poorly, the same game released everywhere expecting the full price + any DLC with it when it should have just been a DLC for the last version? Pirating is wrong, but screwing over your buyers is much worse.
    Cheapen the game, or make sure its WORTH the money.

    I don't support Pirating, but I understand SOME aspects as to why it is done.
    Pirating an Indie Game in general is a dick move, since they don't have a large crew and large funds, if the game is good, hand them the funds, most Indie Developers don't ask much for their game and they make sure (in MOST CASES) its a good quality game.

    Sadly Pirating is the new Demo for many people because of issues listed above..

    MANTISxB 4 дня назад

    I remember finding out on my own how to bypass the scorpion. You could essentially clip into certain walls in the game and hop up and down for a while. If you had patience, and did it for 30ish minutes, the scorpion would try and ram the wall and attack you, and fall through the bottom of the map and disappear. I was a poor kid... but you tried SS Devs. I own them all now btw. Every one of them. Was a fun time sharing that info with my friends.

  • Adrian Christ
    Adrian Christ 6 дней назад

    The forum posts of people exposing themselves is priceless lol

    Although I think there's kind of a false dichotomy when people say piracy is directly taking money away from content creators. A lot people pirate games that they would never actually pay for only because they're free. Game devs aren't getting money in those scenarios either way.

  • Gergő Kerekes
    Gergő Kerekes 8 дней назад

    well well here we go again.
    I admit i pirated ALL my newer games. put down the pitchforks and the guns please. This started a few years ago when the magical word DEMO dissappeared from the dictionary(the contrary is rare blizzard with OW is the only i get from the top of my head), and companies started to get around refounds ahm no mans sky and watch dogs ring any bells? steam and his laughable refound system 2 hours wtf? look at GOG (not mentioning their amazing 1usd is not 1euro program) and their refounds+ you buy it and then install it,or give it to your brother whatever you paid for it it's yours no install limit constant internet connection etc.
     And there is another thing way worse than piracy, yeah illegaly used creditcards and the refounds that follow.
    a lot of devolopers said that it's better if the game is pirated rather than bought using shady methods.Why?
    They use insurance but while it covers piracy it does nothing aganist fraudelent purchases.

  • Snaake R
    Snaake R 8 дней назад

    Well, these copies with anti-piracy measures are almost every time uploaded by developers themselves. If you get your games from the same source, it will never happen.

  • WarGamer 42
    WarGamer 42 8 дней назад

    Batman Arkham Asylum

  • Vikana100 REVAMPED
    Vikana100 REVAMPED 9 дней назад

    Now... how do you tell if a game has been pirated in code? I mean, you can't predict the future. How do you tell the console to check whether the game is a legit copy or not?

  • Dax Kemuel
    Dax Kemuel 9 дней назад

    I cracked Crysis: Warhead and Mirror's Edge and it worked fine.

  • Timur Pirkhal
    Timur Pirkhal 10 дней назад

    Deleting the save on a final boss fight attempt? That's friggin' evil o_O

  • patrick kluin
    patrick kluin 10 дней назад

    xD well.... if you do the piracy right you wouldnt have these issues. i never had any issues with any game :D

  • Slifer549 _YT
    Slifer549 _YT 10 дней назад

    This games look like so much fun but I should probably pay for the games

  • Michael Foster
    Michael Foster 11 дней назад

    I might pirate crystals warhead just for the chickens

  • Jessica Cortes
    Jessica Cortes 11 дней назад

  • Inquisitor Ichijou
    Inquisitor Ichijou 11 дней назад

    I once played a game while drunk. I did a quest in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Killed the 3 big monsters I needed to clear the quest without getting knocked out even once.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 11 дней назад

    The best anti-piracy measure I've seem is NOT USING ANY DRM OR COPY PROTECTION AT ALL!!! And we know how much money StarDock and CD PROJEKT RED have made...

  • wasd
    wasd 11 дней назад

    who dat 0:12

  • GameGirl Love
    GameGirl Love 11 дней назад

    In Spyro 3 your lenguage can be randomly changed too
    Funny how this happend to my once and it changed it from english to spanish (I'm from Argentina)
    I bought it a year after. I just really didn't want to wait xD

  • avda Greenslade
    avda Greenslade 11 дней назад

    why do they all use nerdy white english guys as narrators i swear all of them sound like the same person?

  • donashcroft93
    donashcroft93 11 дней назад

    Piracy doesn't have as much of an effect as greedy devs will claim, pirate a game before you buy it it will save you paying money for shit games

  • Lee Mcmullen
    Lee Mcmullen 11 дней назад

    Nice thumbnail

  • Frost Byte
    Frost Byte 12 дней назад

    Never got any of these tho,only got the gta moving camera,thats all

  • Lucky Stiff
    Lucky Stiff 12 дней назад

    Everyone forgets about the non-functional cape glide from Arkham Asylum.

  • procc
    procc 12 дней назад

    Never saw this ballshyt in pirated games ^^

  • dha15402
    dha15402 12 дней назад

    A mate got a pirated version of Mirror's Edge and it didn't slow down momentum...
    I still gave them shit, especially when they said how good it was

  • SebaSlint
    SebaSlint 12 дней назад

    I wonder how they would do that, does the game attempt to connect with steam or is it in the coding in the game?

  • NotASpyReally
    NotASpyReally 12 дней назад

    "Why are people hacking? It's not fair" LOLsays you XD That was the best one.

    I sometimes pirate games, but I always buy them afterwards if I liked them. I did that for example with Undertale. Becuase, If you're going to buy a game, you wanna make sure that it's worth it and then you'd research about it and that would mean spoilers. So I played Undertale for the first time without knowing absolutely anything about it, and I'm glad I did. I bought it aftwerwards.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 12 дней назад

    By this deffinition, trying to counter a killer by killing everyone yourself instead would be "genius". Most of these measures have actually hurt legit buyers more than pirates overall. Pirates make patches to fix these issues and pirates don't PAY for the game. Normal players though often go weeks or months with out being able to play the game they PAID for until they change their hardware or the issue becomes widespread enough to be fixed by the devs.

    Honestly, you shouldn't have to say more than "game devs programed in game breaking issue to their game on purpose" to know these devs SHOULD go bankrupt since they are already there morally.

  • Erin the Angry
    Erin the Angry 12 дней назад

    I had some problem in mass effect 1 where if my guns ever overheated, they'd never cool down and be useless. I never found out if this is some sort of anti piracy measure. I think this was during the days of starforce or whatever horrible broken DRM system was in place that occasionally called home to verify. I didn't have proper internet, and usually no internet at all so I had to be DAMN sure I never overheated my guns and if I did, be damn good at melee. Which I killed the final boss with after overheating my damn guns. (or maybe he had an attack that did that? I forget). That was weird and I never ended up checking to see if it was some sort of anti piracy thing that fucked up. I lost all my physical copies of stuff when I was homeless but now I have the trilogy on origin. I should play those again some time. Pretty epic series.

  • Conus
    Conus 12 дней назад

    I pirated Ra2, both mirror edges, and witcher 2 and never got any of these anti-piracy measures.

  • ExtraSpicy Memeball
    ExtraSpicy Memeball 13 дней назад

    *distant yarr harrs and sea shanties*

  • Lobster with Mustard and Rice
    Lobster with Mustard and Rice 13 дней назад +1

    I will pirate a game if there is no demo. I won't spend 50 bucks on something I can't try out before.
    If I enjoy the game I'll buy it, if I don't I won't play it anyway.

  • ThatSneaky Neenja
    ThatSneaky Neenja 13 дней назад

    The C&C one is on C&C:Generals Zero Hour aswell, I can't play multiplayer or lan because of it. My copy is not pirated.

  • metro20339801
    metro20339801 13 дней назад

    Wow... what a bunch of bullshit. If u spend 3 years making a game, it means u have a job during 3 years. And u are not making the game for the fun. You are paid for that. If the game sells 10 copies or 10 million is kinda important for you, because the more u sell it... more money u can invest in your next sequel. But see, u consider wrong taking your game for free. But if i pay you for your game, that game will never be mine. Because i only get the right to use the game... but it is not mine even after paying for it. Lets face it... taking your game for free is the obvious way to go. Think about it. And while u think about it, consider buying my latest invention... Its called "Toilet Paper". But when u buy my "Toilet paper", it never going to be yours... u just pay for the right of wiping your ass with it. The good news is, u can always pre-order my "Toilet Paper", see if u do that u get to wipe your ass with it... 24 hours earlier. But in case u don't like my "Toilet Paper", don't worry. But soon, the only thing you have left to wipe your ass.... is your own game. Please tell me u understand. Don't worry take your time.

  • Faka 201
    Faka 201 13 дней назад

    Wait i used utorrent to get the witcher 2 enhanced edition.
    I had sex with a lot of prostitutes and still i saw their original hot faces.Not the grannies.Maybe i got lucky?

  • Entropy3ko
    Entropy3ko 13 дней назад

    Perfectly showing that Always Online DRM is BS and you can protect your games in smarter ways.

  • Soshi
    Soshi 13 дней назад

    Jokes on spyro 3... you can just enter a cheat for 120% and save using save states

  • Slacker 28
    Slacker 28 13 дней назад

    How does the game know it is pirated?

  • Kevin Galvan
    Kevin Galvan 13 дней назад

    I managed to download games and taken out those dumb restrictions.

  • mee091000
    mee091000 13 дней назад

    There is an interesting one for Army Men RTS. If you pirate the game. Your units will not speak at all while in game. Even the commander/special units. Which makes the experience unbelievably dull and from a competitive standpoint can put you at a disadvantage. Your units will not let you know they are being attacked.

  • Josh Hayes
    Josh Hayes 14 дней назад +1

    Except for the fact that most pirate copies protect themseleves so these measures dont work.

  • Zerebrat Eightyseven
    Zerebrat Eightyseven 14 дней назад

    good that i own a legal copy of crysis warhead

  • Rey Bam Bam Pow
    Rey Bam Bam Pow 14 дней назад

    I am surprised you don't have the Warcraft Teletubby Error on this.

  • Noah Goldberg
    Noah Goldberg 14 дней назад

    3:35 Great. Now I want to Play as Scorpion in Mortal Kombat...


  • M Almheiri
    M Almheiri 14 дней назад

    0:16 Pewdiepie?

  • Eoin Forrest
    Eoin Forrest 14 дней назад

    What i don't understand is what mechanisms would you use to actually detect if a game had been pirated or not, i mean a file is a file right how can you tell whether it's been payed for or not

      LOLDONGS 14 дней назад

      Because pirated games need a few files to be modified in order to run and this will change the checksum of the files. If there is something that is looking to see if those files were modified then it can tell if the game is pirated or not.

      That is a pretty basic way to tell if a game has been pirated.

  • Cameron Jalbert
    Cameron Jalbert 14 дней назад

    what if you like grannies in a sexual way?
    the pirates would still win

  • Cameron Jalbert
    Cameron Jalbert 14 дней назад

    crysis shooting chickens:
    (I'm not a pirate,I just wanted to add another fact about the poultry bullets)

  • Jotaro Kujo Star platinum
    Jotaro Kujo Star platinum 15 дней назад +1

    All i had to due was remove the stop:play for talos and bam full gamje so get gud lelelele

  • Celox
    Celox 15 дней назад

    Earthbound had the most harsh anti-piracy measure though. First it would tell you to get a legitimate copy of the game, then if you got past that the game would be extremely hard with enemies spawning everywhere, and if somehow you managed to reach the final boss it crashed and deleted your save file right before the fight.

  • Max Madmax
    Max Madmax 15 дней назад

    not being able to save would be the right way... like a demo you play straight, or start from the beginning
    cruel, but kinda fair.

  • Swole Pon Hiki
    Swole Pon Hiki 15 дней назад +1

    I don't agree with your sentiment on piracy at all.

    Ask yourself how playing a friend's copy of a game is different from playing somebody else's copy of the game. The only real difference is that people who got a pirated copy are more likely to buy the game. Many modern game torrents come with a message encouraging pirates to support the developers of a game if they like it, and a lot of people do. In a gaming environment rife with false-advertising and disappointing cash-grabs, piracy is the only real way to know if a game is going to be worth the price tag. Demos are pretty much a thing of the past.

    Also, there are plenty of ways to get around shitty DRM developers have put in the code. People aren't that incompetent.

    • Iz Ham
      Iz Ham 3 дня назад

      Because the scale is totally different. Your friend may own the game and lend them to you.but pirate released it to the internet and share it for free with thousands of other people. Steam and Origin have refund option and read the review from others before deciding to purchase. Sure the current gaming industry filled with false advertising and cash grab, so be smart. Do jump into the hype everything the dev release a decent trailer. When No Man Sky happened I thought gaming community learned their lesson but they pretty much fall with the same trick with For Honor too.

  • ZeldaMaster 1986
    ZeldaMaster 1986 15 дней назад

    What about ZakMcKraken

  • Nukedk
    Nukedk 15 дней назад +1

    So, can we now get a video about the times "Anti-piracy measures" fucked over the paying customers instead?
    like "Bioshocks >2 times installed, we block you" or EAs more of the same Always online retard-rom?

  • ZabójczyX Gamer
    ZabójczyX Gamer 15 дней назад

    if i would be a game developer i would just make a text ,, Did you pirated the game ? (Y/N)'' if he would really say the true then the next text appears ,, You said the true so for not lying you can play the game and get this 100 money bonus as every legal player do'' if he will lie then ''YOU WILL REGRET LYING !!!'' and then in some porn scene a jumpscare get's out and it gets skipped
    I don't think it is a bad way of punishing some i will reapeat *SOME* pirats

  • ItzLicorice ツ
    ItzLicorice ツ 15 дней назад

    I got terraria for free

  • David Meyer
    David Meyer 15 дней назад +2

    GTA 4: Drunk Camera

    • Arty212
      Arty212 День назад

      David Meyer Stranded deep drowning randomly

  • Daniel Lema
    Daniel Lema 15 дней назад

    Leave it to PC players to pirate games instead of buying them... "Master race" oh shut up you thieves.

  • Crazyness1994
    Crazyness1994 16 дней назад

    guess people found ways around this.. cause I got friend who pirated mirrors edge and didn't have any problems playing it and I did one pirate game dev and had no problems with that game either (did decide to buy it later just to support the devs)

  • SpookyDot
    SpookyDot 16 дней назад

    Earthbound should have been on here

  • David Hedrick
    David Hedrick 16 дней назад

    What I would do is make it so the game is completely unplayable if it's pirated. I mean not even get past the logos unplayable. Or mess up the logos to let them know it's pirated and then while they're in the game the settings for the game get messed with at random, then if they play it long enough the buttons get changed at random and every minute they change again.

  • Matthew Agnihotri
    Matthew Agnihotri 16 дней назад

    I really like the one for swat 4, where if you pirated all the enemies get the training of an entire military division and can pop you in the head from the other side of the map

  • Jim Troy
    Jim Troy 16 дней назад

    Yeah i was playing Mirror's Edge in an internet cafe and that is the level i was stuck for losing speed.
    Pretty interesting.

  • Viktoa
    Viktoa 16 дней назад

    Well then how come I have mirrors edge (cracked ver.) and I still have the ability to run normally without having any problems, bugs or crashes happen to me?

    • A Mask
      A Mask 10 дней назад


      Your profile picture fits the ignorance expressed by asking that question. If you cant piece the answer together via the information provided and common knowledge, you're a fucking idiot.

      The people who cracked the game for you removed the anti-piracy measures.

  • Fummelpojken
    Fummelpojken 16 дней назад

    i have played some of these game pirated, workt fine.

  • Amir Perreg
    Amir Perreg 16 дней назад

    In the old days people used to rent a great nes game like Mario 3 or Contra and use a screwdriver to open them since they didn't have security screws. They would do the same to a crappy game they owned like Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde or Ghostbusters. They would then take out the rom chips and swap them around and then return the crap game as the great game they rented. So someone would rent Castlevania 3 but would get Dr Jekyll instead.

  • Mr. Popo
    Mr. Popo 16 дней назад

    I like how he just slowly walks to the end of the ledge then just gets ticketed off

    • Mr. Popo
      Mr. Popo 16 дней назад


  • GuidoAnchovy B
    GuidoAnchovy B 16 дней назад +1

    only suckers still pay for modern games

  • Lolo-chan
    Lolo-chan 16 дней назад

    When I'm older, I'm going to make some games. And if people pirate, cheat, or hack my games, the character that they'll be playing will instantly black out (since nearly every character I've made is immortal) and there will be someone talking to another person, and it will say:

    Screen-san: Mommy, the player instantly died. What does that mean?

    Myself: That's because this person pirated/cheated in/hacked my game. They got what they deserved.

    Screen-san: Does that mean they have to buy the game/play by the rules?

    Myself: Yep. So buy it so that you can actually play it, pirate! (if you cheated/hacked my game, it will say, If you do this again, you'll only be able to confront cheaters/hackers online, cheater/hacker!)

  • dakota cental
    dakota cental 16 дней назад

    The Sims 4 pirated game is pretty cool too! When you have a pirated version of it, it shows up all pixelated and it's almost impossible to play.

  • Pedro Firmino
    Pedro Firmino 16 дней назад

    The witcher 3 devs failed on that, I didn' buy the game, played a pirate version and never saw something like that

  • Protical Gaming
    Protical Gaming 17 дней назад

    I pirated a copy of ever free to play game xD

  • Tempora158
    Tempora158 17 дней назад

    1:00 Skullgirls was never a copyrighted IP of Konami. They merely distributed the game and they haven't even done that for over three years.

  • Boba 64
    Boba 64 18 дней назад +1

    Loved mirrors edge

  • Verquinn
    Verquinn 18 дней назад

    well i guess im a terrible person for not giving multi millionaires my rent money

  • masterclif
    masterclif 19 дней назад

    3:35 happens when you do pay for it too.

  • Andrea
    Andrea 19 дней назад

    I remember that in arma and arma 2 if you pirated the game you became a bird and a message appeared saying "good birds don't fly away from this game, i have only my self to blame"

    The funny thing was that i have bought these two games in Gamestop, it was the shitty SecuRom software that was broken.

  • Karlo Debeljak
    Karlo Debeljak 19 дней назад

    Well can you really blame pirates,I mean I don`t agree that the developers don`t need to get the money but in some countries like Croatia something that costs 60$ is really a lot.

  • Minionmaster 14
    Minionmaster 14 20 дней назад

    and the sad thing is mirrors edge was FREE at one point thats how i got it... need to go redownload it... :P

  • Genx Gaming
    Genx Gaming 20 дней назад +1

    "From porn to my little pony or sometimes both"

  • stefan minato
    stefan minato 20 дней назад

    *cought* gta5 is 1/2 of my family money for a month

  • Anerz
    Anerz 21 день назад

    I would do an extreme jumpscare

  • OriginalCatfish
    OriginalCatfish 21 день назад

    I pirated Game Dev Tycoon to try and for it not being worth my bucks, but never got the issue. Guess I'm a great cracker then..

  • Nick Rff
    Nick Rff 21 день назад +1

    I pirated mirros edge when i was younger ( had no money shut up) but never had the problem off decreased speed

    • Nick Rff
      Nick Rff 21 день назад

      About witcher 2 now...i dont know... I bought it

    • Nick Rff
      Nick Rff 21 день назад

      Oh...and crysis warhead without chickens...seems like pirates arent complete idiots are they?

  • Safsoufa Games
    Safsoufa Games 21 день назад

    Some kids pirate so they don't have their parents pay for that and I'm ok with that... I don't really see a problem with pirating as there ain't alot of people that do it... Also there are games now like mirror's edge that do work... just sayin...

  • Simon
    Simon 22 дня назад

    "Member the 1990s? Member chipped Playstations?"
    "Oh, I member!"

  • leo jones
    leo jones 22 дня назад

    No Sims 4 ?

  • becool gaming
    becool gaming 22 дня назад

    😂😂cmon pirates are also evolving man I have coded some of the games to make it run cool now all these games will run perfectly

  • Ezio Auditore da Hungary
    Ezio Auditore da Hungary 22 дня назад

    "10 Biggest Dick Moves That Video Game Developers Did To Us"