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Friday, 03 December 2010 14:21

Vuvuzela turns into anti-piracy measure

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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A great method from an unlikely source
Apparently, illegitimate copies of Michel Jackson: The Experience for Nintendo DS feature unprecedented means of fighting pirates - vuvuzelas. In case you are not a football fan, vuvuzelas are South African “instruments” that made the experience of watching the World Cup resemble shoving your head into a beehive.

Reports from illegitimate MJ game copy owners suggest that when the illegal copy is detected, the game turns off important on-screen prompts. More importantly, it ruins the musical experience within the game by introducing constant buzzing that will surely introduce flashbacks with many users.

You might have already heard of, or even worse, experienced Ubisoft’s previous and somewhat Orwellian anti-piracy methods, but this latest one really suggests Ubisoft learned a valuable lesson. Dare we say it? Yeah we do, attaboy Ubisoft, that’s the way piracy’s meant to be fought.

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+12 #1 Blue Fear 2010-12-03 16:41
I wouldn't even play this on my DS
 
 
+11 #2 thomasg 2010-12-03 17:34
I'm surprised people even pirate this game, much less pay for it.
 
 
+8 #3 JAB Creations 2010-12-03 17:35
I read up to "Michel Jackson" and was like WTF does fact Hollywood crap have to do with awesome tech news? :sigh:
 
 
+13 #4 yourma2000 2010-12-03 17:40
Quoting Blue Fear:
I wouldn't even play this on my DS



Wouldn't play it at all
 
 
+12 #5 Elfa 2010-12-03 18:52
Ha, I bet Ubisoft is just covering up some bad bugs, lol.
 
 
+2 #6 Wolfdale 2010-12-06 14:21
and how long do you think it takes people to simply replace the vevuzela.wav by a empty.wav ....

remove or replace the actual sound source and the problem is ... still around... but not bothering anyone..
 

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