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Probably not a good idea to pirate The Sims 4...


Over at Player Attack they've discovered that illegally downloaded versions of The Sims 4 have a nifty anti-piracy feature. 


"Pirated versions also apply the pixel censor cloud to naked Sims... but then doesn't remove it once they've put their clothes back on. Instead, the cloud expands and grows, until the entire game screen is permanently blurred and blocked out."

Even more amusing is that players who pirated the game and discovered this issue have been posting for help on The Sims 4 forums. Only to be shamed as a pirate.

Edited On 05 Sep, 2014

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JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
No doubt someone will find away around it
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I love stuff like this. Serious Sam did I with an unkillable enemy who stalks you throughout the game (Makes me want to pirate a copy)
Colin (News Writer)'s avatar
Colin (News Writer) 2 years ago
I remember the first Operation Flashpoint used to degrade the more you played a pirated copy. :D
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 2 years ago
Yeah I like when companies come up with quirky ways to combat pirates.
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 2 years ago
There's a game where you run a game producing company out of your basement, then as you expand you can buy office space and upgrade etc etc. If you pirated the game, once you reach a certain size every game you make just gets pirated and makes giant losses each and every time. People were complaining on the game developer's forums about how they can't make any money because their games keep getting pirated. The irony was oh so delicious.
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 2 years ago
Game Dev Tycoon, that was the game in question
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 2 years ago
http://www.greenheartgames.com/2013/04/29/what-happens-when-pirates-play-a-game-development-simulator-and-then-go-bankrupt-because-of-piracy/
RTLF's avatar
RTLF 2 years ago
hahaha absolutely brilliant :D
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PHILIP 2 years ago
"Gods" on the Amiga 500 back in the 90's - You could copy the game no problem but as you progressed the difficulty became impossible to beat making it unplayable. And one of the Spyro games on the Ps1 - You got right to the end of the game and it said you have a modded console ! and you could'nt complete it as the development company had corrupted the game so not enough gems/jewels on the levels to finish it. Very clever :-)
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 2 years ago
supposedly if you play a pirated Version of Dragon Quest V on the DS it just loops the intro continously and wont let you play and Final Fantasy CC on DS lets you play for 20 mins and then comes up with a message of "Thanks for playing" then ends the game.
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PHILIP 2 years ago
Classic way of beating pirates :-)
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
The Game Dev Tycoon was teh best as the people complaining were basically showing up as the 'Yeah, I pirate games' type. So no matter what they said, you knew for a fact that they were the ones screwing about.
Wooder's avatar
Wooder 2 years ago
Has anyone tried, this maybe a way of scaring ppl
~=ShaVerZ=~'s avatar
~=ShaVerZ=~ 2 years ago
The best way to beat Pirates is to lower prices, FACT!
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NathanW18 2 years ago
REKT! Nice job, EA.

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