Games that have interesting effects on Anti-Piracy?

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    Hi, basically I found one video about Easter eggs in games and I noticed he did mention some games that do silly or cruel things if they detect that the game is pirated, and that makes me wonder how do the games tell if it's pirated and what do they do in that scenario? Basically, I'll list games I know do this, it will also be useful if videos were provided. I claim no credit for any videos I provide, credit goes to the uploaders.

    Earthbound - The game spews out certain enemies in certain places, including enemies you can't find in those places on a legitimate cartridge, thus increasing the difficulty, when the player attempts to defeat the final boss, the game freezes, the player might think it's just a problem, but when he resets the game all his save files are erased.



    Mirror's Edge - The game slows you down at key jumps.

    Grand Theft Auto IV - The game would start up normally, but when progressing the camera begins to shake uncontrollably and cars will auto-accelerate while smoking.

    Game Dev Tycoon - This one's ironic, as you progress through the game your games would get pirated more and more often until you are forced into bankruptcy.

    The Sims 4 - Every time a Sim uses the toilet it starts to blur the whole screen.

    Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver - Not sure if this is a bug, during a trainer battle the game locks up, the music plays normally, but your Pokéball hot bar spins wildly.


    Sim City - Buildings Collapse.

    Spyro: Year of the dragon - The fairy will tell you your game is modified, and this game had Anti-Piracy measures everywhere, such as not being able to collect eggs to progress, as pirates fixed these issues, other issues came such as random crashing, game crashes when paused, and during the final boss fight your came would crash and there's a good chance it erases the save file. I've heard that the game even changes the menu language to German, and possibly scrolls through languages.


    Please bear with me if you know of other games or I'm missing something.
     
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    pokemon leaf green\firered if you pirate it, the guy from the boat will say "either buy the game or die"
    but maybe this was a prank\rumor from the rom dumper...
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  3. Coolperez8
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    Oh, I opened up AdvanceMap and both a Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen rom, and found that for some reason the guy isn't programmed to say that, so either that guy faked the image or hacked the game. Oh, and he impersonated DidYouKnowGaming from YouTube.
     
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    It might not be true and was added by some hacker who went and circulated the rom, but it's definitely not an impersonation, unless if DidYouKnowGaming "from YouTube" links to a fake website all the time.
     
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    Michael Jackson The Experience DS - plays vuvuzela over game music
    LovePlus+ - fondness resets to zero after loading savefile
    Command and Conquer: Generals - automatic losing after 5 minutes
    Crysis 3 - level 2 gives you a sniper riffle, if you pirated you get no ammo
    Fight Club - in level 2 you die after one hit
    Cross Days - ask for personal info (name, email, phone number etc), screenshots your desktop and posts it online
    Dark Souls - "Developer" enemy attacks and kills you
    Operation Flashpoint (Golden edition) - runs only once, then you have to reinstall
     
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    A DS LovePlus game bricks AK2i IIRC.

    EDIT: The Stanley Parable has one too. Forgot what it was but it basically tells you you're pirating and end the game within 5 mins.
     
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    I don't mind anti-piracy measures like these because they're actually hilarious. Love the Serious Sam one in particular.
     
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    I love this kind of anti-piracy. Oh, also, you forgot to mention that in addition to the vuvuzela, none of the beats you're supposed to tap show up.
     
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    I remember seeing a copy and pasted years back when I joined. Some rant about the Warez Fairy. I cant find it anymore, but it might have been about Spyro.
     
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    Megaman Operation Star Force or whatever it's called (remake of the first Battle Network game with some extras for DS, Japan only) made you fight a mettaur with every single step you take if pirated.
     
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    Settlers 3: trees wouldn't grow in the pirated version, and smelters produced piggies instead of iron ingots.
     
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    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates for DS would show a "Thanks for playing" moogle screen after about 20 minutes of playing.
     
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    See, I dont think thats it, I think it was some regular game (like spyro) but for some reason remember it being a Korean translation.
     
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    game dev tycoon: past some point, your company will crumble because of piracy
    black and white: kids don't grow up
    Batman arkham asylum: grappling hook not working
     
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    Red Alert 2 - All of your units and buildings instantly die/blow up at the start of the game.
     
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    Alan Wake - Pirate eye patch and loading screens are bit longer stating you should buy the games you like.
    And now I own legit Alan Wake at least 5 times already.
     
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    OT: I own at least 2 copies of AW. Did you get yours from Humble Bundles?