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

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  • slenderman slender
    slenderman slender 11 часов назад

    witcher 3 doesn't have any DRM

  • malcolm jones
    malcolm jones 16 часов назад

    Just sounds like hard mode for pirates.

  • Doobie Wan
    Doobie Wan 22 часа назад

    ahh yes, My Little Porny

    ★ JAMESOFCOURSE ★ День назад

    Do what The Witcher 3 did, make your game SO good that people want to buy it... I actually pirated that game to try it out because i had no idea what everyone was raving about, I then felt so bad about pirating it that I bought it, along with The Witcher 1 and 2

  • Reza Mehraein
    Reza Mehraein День назад

    Well... In Iran there is no place that you can buy games legally thanks to sanctions, and even if it were, our own government would censor almost everything because of religious matters or simply brand the game as illegal and be done with it. So we have absolutely no way to buy games legally (in a way that the developers receive the money). So we must download it. Pirate it actually. And when we do, the developers punish us by things like these. So basically I think we don't have the right to play video games because of the country we are born in.

  • Ben Shrubshall
    Ben Shrubshall 2 дня назад

    When we can't get something we want we work for it, but people do not steal, use, the when they are done pay for it, which is like paying for nothing.
    Piracy advertises a game, but also advertises piracy.
    If everyone bought the game, more can be bought, if everyone pirates it, there's no profit so no more games.
    Receiving a product without permission or paying for it is theft.
    Living for free means living off someone else's work, that's what parasites do.

  • Arakus24
    Arakus24 2 дня назад

    I love how pirates ask about the "technical errors" brought up in the games they pirated. Idiots. 😂😂😂

  • Salmontres
    Salmontres 2 дня назад +1

    argh, the seven seas be mighty mean

  • Dale Aikens
    Dale Aikens 3 дня назад

    My favorite is still alternate reality, the dungeon by datasoft. If you copied the disks, there was an error bit deliberately put into the program that would not copy. Thus when this bit failed to flag, you would load the game, get your char going and immediately encounter a group of FBI Agents that would pummel you with the long arm of the law... literally. That was the name of the weapon. If you happen to win, a new group immediately attacked, as if the agents took over the nearest entities and attacked (matrix?). Worst part? Save games were flagged as loaded and if you died (or power went out), when you went to reload the character, they were marked as lost, thus you paid a stat penalty to revive them.
    Side note: I am talking a game for the atari/commodore/8-bit IBM. So probably one of the first unique approaches to copyright solutions.

  • Trick-or-Santa
    Trick-or-Santa 3 дня назад

    The skullgirls one is kinda iffy. I was given the game for free as a beta tester a year before release (when there were only like 3-5 playables) and I got the message. I guess they want beta testers to buy the game as well haha.

  • slut wagon
    slut wagon 3 дня назад

    funny thing os for me i buy the game and lifts and cutscenes don't trigger or further the game so guess I'm a fucking retard in trusting a developers product huh

  • mouseno4
    mouseno4 3 дня назад

    A quick Google search can tell you WhatCulture Gaming, that 100% of all these games have been successfully pirated WITHOUT the DRM measures. Yes, the pink scorpion has been removed, Geralt actually does get Triss and you dont shoot chickens out of every gun. There is no DRM in existence that cannot be beaten. Even the ''uncrackable'' ended up being cracked. Of course, the only exception is online games as that online. You would have to crack the server...
    And before you start calling me a pirate, the only games on this list i have even played are Red Alert 2, Crysis and Witcher 2. All of which i can easily prove i own. And yes, my base did explode in Red Alert 2 DESPITE legally owning the game.

  • Salt McSalt
    Salt McSalt 4 дня назад

    Man, some of you are so strapped for cash, you can't afford $60 every so often? Maybe you should just be happy with what you have. If not, work for more. I have no problem spending $60 on a game. If it sucks, oh well. Maybe stop buying games from shit companies. You might be surprised at how well a lot of games are made.

  • Orex Ong
    Orex Ong 4 дня назад

    I kinda want to shoot chickens

  • DJ Sickey
    DJ Sickey 4 дня назад

    LMAO hahaha, this video is stupid and inaccurate 100%... Ive played mirror's edge and completed it pirated (fitgirl repack), game works fine. Other than that, i finished 63 single player pc games (pirated ofc) and NEVER being bothered by any of these anti cheat systems. Nice klickbait tho. Only 3 games i ever bought where the ones which i trully wanted to play for hundreds of hours: Mass Effect 3, Ark Survival Evolved and Black Desert Online, but after spending at least 50 hours on cracked versions/demos to see if its actually worth.

  • KageTrauma
    KageTrauma 4 дня назад

    The Witcher 2 lol

  • yeah sure
    yeah sure 5 дней назад

    I have a question: How does a game "know" you've pirated it?

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 5 дней назад

      yeah sure AGAIN, IT'S STILL NOT THEFT. Taken as literally as you do, the makers of the games used in this video could sue for unauthorized use of their games. Lets players would get sued for unauthorized use of their games, as you can watch the whole thing without paying a dime to the company that makes it.

    • yeah sure
      yeah sure 5 дней назад

      Danger Dash ... From Dictionary.com...
      noun, plural pi·ra·cies.
      practice of a pirate; robbery or illegal violence at sea.
      the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.:
      From google.com...
      the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.
      synonyms:freebooting, robbery at sea;
      "piracy on the high seas"
      a practice similar to piracy but in other contexts, especially hijacking.
      "air piracy"
      the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work.
      plural noun: piracies
      "software piracy"
      synonyms:illegal copying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, bootlegging
      "software piracy"
      Again, pirating is stealing. I literally have no idea how you cannot understand this.

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 5 дней назад

      yeah sure AGAIN, it's NOT stealing. You can look up the definition of piracy, and find out it's not theft. You can't even claim it as theft in a court of law. Farther more, piracy generates more potential customers for the current game and future games by that company. The Witcher III is a grand example of this.

    • yeah sure
      yeah sure 5 дней назад

      Danger Dash ... I'm not arguing that game developers and studios are blameless or that they don't engage in shady practices (ahem EA)--they do. I'm pointing out that if you work to create something, and people take it without your permission, or use it without your permission, or use it without compensating you---that = stealing regardless of whatever justifications you have set up in your head.

  • A Knight
    A Knight 5 дней назад

    preaty clever ideas to fuck with pirates, fortunetly they don’t realy work do they

  • Can Batili
    Can Batili 5 дней назад

    i have cracked copies of bops w2 and mw3 from oceanoffgames tbough other games from that website dont work

  • white fox
    white fox 5 дней назад

    whats the name of the girl in the beginning of the video with a pony head ?

  • Barry Mitchell
    Barry Mitchell 5 дней назад

    I don't think they have proper methods of verify pirated games yet (apart from getting the player to download something from the internet each time they play). Normally the developers release a pirate copy of the game themselves.

  • Ghalaghor McAllistor
    Ghalaghor McAllistor 6 дней назад

    Waifu fist fight simulator XD

  • pseudaeles
    pseudaeles 6 дней назад

    coub.com/view/y3qb7 only thing that went through my mind seeing this

  • Nikola Miklic
    Nikola Miklic 6 дней назад

    I pirated Serious sam 3 and didn't find pink scorpion :(

  • Detective Bohobe
    Detective Bohobe 6 дней назад +1

    As always, wonderful video WhatCulture!

  • Ero Manga Sensei
    Ero Manga Sensei 6 дней назад

    Actually i downloaded some of these games from gamer's torrent and non of it show any problems ... maybe they hacked even the measures xD

  • spiff2268
    spiff2268 7 дней назад

    Yeears ago I had a buddy who got a hold of a pirated game based on the Xanth novels. It was a point and click game, and since it was pirated you couldn't see the mouse pointer. We didn't get anywhere with it.

  • Chris Zimmer
    Chris Zimmer 7 дней назад

    Yea I bought arma2... i paid for a friggin beta game that sucked. Crew these companies. Oh buy my game for 60 bucks that isn't even finished.

  • lucutes /// SuperCell /// Other *
    lucutes /// SuperCell /// Other * 7 дней назад

    Fuck ur mom pirates will never die

  • Ingrid Ienczak
    Ingrid Ienczak 7 дней назад

    Hi guys ur are using my image without consent at the 12sec, please remove it

  • JoeDaJoe
    JoeDaJoe 8 дней назад

    I think a dev should make it so the screen fills up with pop-up ads ever 2 min and says “Were just getting our money back”

  • Tan Rew
    Tan Rew 8 дней назад

    what's better so pirates can't make a copy of your game? don't make a game....done...

  • Arcrombie
    Arcrombie 8 дней назад


  • Darius Mcmillian
    Darius Mcmillian 8 дней назад

    I can understand them doing this but at the same time think about the future. So let's say the game is popular has hell during it's time then 20 years later a new generation of gamers find out about this game and are like "damn I wanna try that" but like all games they eventually have production stopped. How are they supposed to get it. If not download a pirated version. Just to find that some content is fucked up. And if we go from this year 2018 where download versions are available in the psn store and stuff that's not guaranteed to last the time cuz there are many games I have just passed by in the store and take a peek at the destriction just to see under the thumbnail no purchase box and this is not a glitch or a temp bug. They actually take games off the store. So how can people play the game if they don't pirate. And I'm just talking about old games. Come up with a different solution to punish pirates cuz I love playing old gba and psp games and if the roms and iso were not available I would be tight cuz eBay and Amazon sellers sometime like to jack up prices. Like a Pokemon green version for example. Saw 1 online for over $100. Nah bruh ain't no one but a rich or weeb collector buying that.

  • Shinji Itoi
    Shinji Itoi 10 дней назад

    From emulating ancient games, I wonder how I should feel if the tables got turned with me making games, as I had some ideas of my own. :?
    I wonder how much money I'd still make off of pre-used or virtual console type games or stuff not even being sold anymore...
    I'd probably be irked for at least the first 5 years or so otherwise though if someone tried to steal my stuff, LOL. :p
    I'd like to see someone get trolled with a Happy Mask Salesman like response for piracy. XD

  • Enogur5
    Enogur5 11 дней назад

    all of this is bullshit and not true

  • ManiacKnight
    ManiacKnight 13 дней назад +2

    I have mirrors edge catalyst cracked and I can run??

    • WH250398
      WH250398 8 дней назад

      It was the original mirror's edge that had the slow running, not Catalyst.

    • Don't be stupid
      Don't be stupid 12 дней назад

      ManiacKnight yeah and you're also an idiot

  • Daniel Chris Ronan
    Daniel Chris Ronan 13 дней назад

    Can you pirate games for the current generation consoles? For some reason I just didn't think that was possible... I don't know too much about computers though...

  • Daniel Chris Ronan
    Daniel Chris Ronan 13 дней назад +1

    I've never pirated a game, closest i came was buying a used copy. I know what you're thinking, that's nowhere near the same thing and you're right! However I bring it up because when Xbox one was first announced Microsoft had planned on putting a fee into used games. Meaning if you borrowed a game from a friend or bought a used copy from the store after you installed said copy you will be ask to pay a fee to be able to play it... I am so glad they removed that feature!

  • cruel banana
    cruel banana 13 дней назад

    Everyone forgets that those who pirate games wouldn't pay money for them. If someone doesn't have spare money to buy games (like majority people from post-USSR f.e.), they either pirate or don't pay. Pirated copy is not a decrease in sales, you wouldn't sell it anyway.

  • Cool Dude
    Cool Dude 13 дней назад +1

    Dude some of us are poor. So we cant buy it.

  • Ahmad Sheikh
    Ahmad Sheikh 13 дней назад

    Where is the mgs2

  • Uryel99
    Uryel99 14 дней назад

    Sacred (the firstone) was also quite fun in its anti-piracy system. If you had pirated the game, each time you loaded an area, and that includes entering or exiting any building or cave, there was a chance the door would instead teleport you to a tropical island from which there was no way back. The workaround was to save EVERY TIME you were going through a door... And reloading if you ended on the island.
    That makes for a fine demo, and a pretty good incentive to actually purchase :)

  • Holliday
    Holliday 14 дней назад

    Cousin bought me a bootleg Halo 3 ODST once. I’d get half way through the storyline and reset me every time. Not sure if it was just a bad copy or Bungie actually punishing me

  • Rena Unnie
    Rena Unnie 14 дней назад

    that witcher 2 anti piracy is hilarious !

  • Joximus ART
    Joximus ART 14 дней назад

    Pirated both C:Warhead and ME and never had those problems... so yeah, didnt work dear devs

  • TheIlidius
    TheIlidius 15 дней назад

    I won't pay a fucking penny for something I don't have to. And while I know that this is not considered to be a "good" behavior, I still benefit it with no consequence at all.

  • Dewjean Eksimus
    Dewjean Eksimus 16 дней назад

    I love it when they put some javascript for every single exposition about games.

  • Superswiftspeed
    Superswiftspeed 16 дней назад +1

    And sometimes both...

  • Marshall Brown
    Marshall Brown 16 дней назад

    Thumbs down are pirates

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 5 дней назад

      Nah, just people that disagree with the words "anti-piracy" and "genius" being used in the same title.

  • matteste
    matteste 16 дней назад

    Anti Piracy and Genius should never be in the same sentence.

  • twohttpcre's rblx
    twohttpcre's rblx 16 дней назад +1

    You could remove it in a data file. (I DON'T pirate games)

  • Jesse Gibbons
    Jesse Gibbons 17 дней назад

    How do they tell if the game is stolen? Program and resource checksum?

  • Vi-king 0936
    Vi-king 0936 17 дней назад


  • L4s3rBrzn
    L4s3rBrzn 17 дней назад +1

    i pirate all games and im proud of it ;D

  • Harsh Rai
    Harsh Rai 17 дней назад

    I wqnt to tell this to everyone that there are many ways to remove these things which are shown.i have done this in witcher 2 😎😎😎😎

  • Neromanser
    Neromanser 17 дней назад

    I keep regretting games I buy, so pirating it and rewarding good game play is how I do.

  • silverisss
    silverisss 18 дней назад

    No idea what you're talking about. Crysis and Witcher 3 did not have any of those. I banged everything i could on Witcher 3 and got the bad ending tho

  • Snackbox
    Snackbox 18 дней назад

    How does the game tell that's it's pirated ?

  • Lado Barnovi
    Lado Barnovi 18 дней назад

    So... That explains why I could not finish Spyro

  • Rui Olavo
    Rui Olavo 19 дней назад

    i will continue to pirate any game that costs more than 100€. Like almost every single game there is, filled with DLC's to profit.
    I will buy a FULL game for the usual price of 60€, a thing that is also impossible today because they cost 70+ at launch.
    Only after i play the game, i will pay for it if they deserve it. Done it with Witcher 3 and Xcom 2, and plenty others. But if everyone acted like Cd Red Project, i would never pirate a game again. Guess what, they don't. They all act like EA.

    RVINDVNCE 19 дней назад

    Most of times I highly regret buying a game.
    Even if it's a good one, usually the protection makes it unplayable.
    And I have no sympathy for EA at all.

    RVINDVNCE 19 дней назад

    Decent developers don't need to do these tricks.
    If a game is worthy, most people will buy it sooner or later.
    This video glorifies mediocre developers and it's so annoying. Apart from Witcher, everything else is just trash.

  • RockDeviI
    RockDeviI 19 дней назад

    Hmm.. Kinda funny, I pirated half these games before eventually buying them to try them and never got any of these problems, as long as there's pirating there's gonna be anti-pirating measures and true pirates will find a way regardless of how hard devs try to avoid it :P

  • TheCormTube
    TheCormTube 19 дней назад

    I experienced the self destructing base on Red Alert 2 with my legit copy AND with the crack I used when I list the serial to my legit copy!

  • 101 owlman
    101 owlman 20 дней назад

    Usually people pirate stuff because it's too expensive.

  • TMachine97
    TMachine97 21 день назад

    I read that the devs of Batman Arkham Asylum made it so you couldn't glide if you'd pirated the game.

  • Lumine Bioangel
    Lumine Bioangel 21 день назад +4

    "Waifu fist-fight simulator" bruh, there are two men in that game. Four if you count the parasites Samson and Leviathan.

  • gabonator the terminator
    gabonator the terminator 23 дня назад

    have you ever tried playing a game when you are poor as fuck? piracy doesent seem so bad now does it.

  • Duncan Schaafsma
    Duncan Schaafsma 23 дня назад

    If developers can code in measures against piracy, why don't they just break the game entirely?

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 11 дней назад

      Then they'd just watch a video on it. They'd have no reason to buy it then. Most pirates become customers if the game is good, plus piracy spreads the game to countries where it's not sold or advertised. Anti-piracy is more so to keep people from getting it for free as soon as it comes out, so they can get max profit at launch.

  • Federico Romero
    Federico Romero 23 дня назад

    I'm giving this a like just because he refered to Geralt as G-Money

  • Woodman94
    Woodman94 23 дня назад

    Holy stock images.

  • harry potter
    harry potter 24 дня назад

    eh? I usually always buy my games but during a few months I was completely broke and I found Game Dev Tycoon. I was able to play it fully until I couldnt get move upgrades. So this is either false or they fix that part.

  • Ransom Seraph
    Ransom Seraph 24 дня назад

    Never been a pirate and never gonna pirate either.

  • Jean Fable
    Jean Fable 24 дня назад

    Piracy will never die. You cannot stop it.

  • onion rfo
    onion rfo 25 дней назад

    all of those "clever" anti cheat things actually wrecked the games for folks who shelled out on legit versions via online platforms at random points and made the games pretty awful whilst waiting for fixes to be released :P

  • RuneKatashima
    RuneKatashima 25 дней назад

    How do some of these games know you have a pirated copy and if they do, why even allow you to play the game at all?

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 11 дней назад

      They can't, normal paying customers get screwed over more then pirates, and end up pirating it to play. Piracy helps spread the game to areas of the world where it's wouldn't be all that well known, and most of those pirates become customers, if the game is good.

  • Nutter Natter
    Nutter Natter 25 дней назад

    I liked the anti-piracy measure in Batman: Arkham Asylum. It plays fine up to a point, then you'll need to make a serious glide from a ledge. The piracy protection made it so Batman couldn't extend his cape and glide. Someone posted on the WB forums about it and was told to actually buy the game.

  • quickandquiet
    quickandquiet 25 дней назад

    If anyone is broke and needs some games to play without pirating, check out these subreddits:
    There are a lot of crappy games on there, but sometimes you'll find a real gem. Lots of beta tests as well! If you're looking to boost levels to your steam account, some free games will have trading cards with them.
    Just thought this would be helpful to some. :-) I wish I knew about it sooner than I found out honestly.

  • DevastatorGaming
    DevastatorGaming 26 дней назад

    Getting Fallout 1 from steam crashes your game randomly. Pirated versions run smoother than butter.

  • Last Comment
    Last Comment 26 дней назад

    I am going to be honest with you, this is full of BS, I guess you need russian hackers to get copies that work as original , that way even Spyro can keep his gems, the east always had better people when it comes to doing illegal things , after all they are state sponsored computer engineers and coders

  • Fedor Gorbachev
    Fedor Gorbachev 28 дней назад +1

    And... the Darkwood developer released the complete game for free on tpb, which only additionally PR'd his game and gave him more sales.

  • MAC Productions
    MAC Productions Месяц назад

    ruclip.com/video/6fme9_NqJLU/видео.html subscribed! Thanks for posting ! This is also awesome check it out!

  • ljubisavljevic89
    ljubisavljevic89 Месяц назад

    Batman Arkham Asylum. Back in 2012 I think, I played it pirated and couldn't get through the gas chamber without a cape. Than a friend oppened my eyes when he showed me that there is something called Steam. Since then, I buy games and enjoy beating them even more. No cracks, no keys, no f-ing with any of that.

  • DarknessInRika
    DarknessInRika Месяц назад

    For spyro 3, when trying to play on an emulator, too, the game doesn't even show the title screen. It sucks, but I guess I just need to wait a few years before I'm able to go to the PlayStation store to buy it :/

  • light819
    light819 Месяц назад

    wait does that mean i cannot emulate spyro 3 i own a physical copy but i hate reconnecting all my old systems

  • XRPM Speedy701
    XRPM Speedy701 Месяц назад

    Comment section full of wanna-be lawyers and cheap asses trying to justify piracy and prove it to not be illegal or immoral.
    Bunch of idiots.

    • Danger Dash
      Danger Dash 11 дней назад

      There's was actually a study in the EU that showed that piracy had little to no negative effect on the game market. And most of those pirates ended up buying the games they downloaded.

  • wasap doc
    wasap doc Месяц назад

    I didn't even know that my games weren't original. I thought all games were original. I did buy them.

  • wasap doc
    wasap doc Месяц назад

    Spyro thing. ME. Wondered for years where are my eggs?!

  • Wing Wolf
    Wing Wolf Месяц назад

    I've bought Skullgirls.....I've bought Skullgirls six times.

  • MinecraftLovesMedi
    MinecraftLovesMedi Месяц назад +1

    In Arma 2, you can also turn into a bird if you wait longer.

  • Wayne Luthor
    Wayne Luthor Месяц назад

    Metallica sued me over Napster. I'm a *$&%^#@ O.G. Bobby Johnson Pirate! Funk Metallica!

  • Kamkam Kozkoz
    Kamkam Kozkoz Месяц назад

    wtf what about gta iv?

  • Seamon
    Seamon Месяц назад

    Pirated personal copy that works as it should = free good advertisement = more sales ( scientifically proven time and again despite the corporate propaganda and denial ).
    Pirated personal copy that is "trapped" = free bad advertisement and possibly lost sales.
    *Takes G-Man's voice from HL* : "Time to choose, Mr Developer."

  • Ella Blun
    Ella Blun Месяц назад

    now I'm even more glad i don't do vid games and only ever pirate movies, music, books and tv shows :P

  • simone boxler
    simone boxler Месяц назад +6

    So... A pirate copy of the witcher 2 is just full of brit girls?

    • Herman
      Herman 4 дня назад

      simone boxler ROOD

  • Matej Velican
    Matej Velican Месяц назад

    About Mirrors Edge: WTF? You actually CAN run in pirated version!

  • Nelis1992
    Nelis1992 Месяц назад

    I had a copy of Spyro 3. My saved games didnt got deleted randomly but some stuff did got reversed at random. Like i had to buy Spyro's friends from Moneybags over and over again. How ironic. And when i tried to Take down the final boss, it got rid of all my progress (not completely deleted my save).
    Some other stuff happened too which i couldnt understand at the time. I didnt realise i played a illegal version. I was 6 :)

  • Kaizo Audio
    Kaizo Audio Месяц назад

    Every time I see a list on this topic I just think of the people who provided the footage. I’m sure you guys didn’t pirate all of these games yourselves just for a list.

  • robin thoelen
    robin thoelen Месяц назад

    OMG, I love the game dev Tycoon one XD