London police takes down Blackcat-Games

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  1. BurningDesire
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    For those who do not know, Blackcat-games was one of the biggest, oldest, and best sites for finding game torrents. It appears that the City of London Police has taken the site down for now, and has seized the domain, but not the server. It is unknown what will happen to the site at this time.
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    Dang...that's a horrible loss. I hope someone has a backup of the Torrents...there were a lot of cool things on that site.
     
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    Don't use domains from copyright-friendly regions.
     
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    To be 100% honest, I've actually never heard of Blackcat Games. I get my vidya torrents from a private torrent site.
     
  5. DeoNaught

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    Ive never heard of these sites, If I did I thought they were fake, I only use that *another* site
     
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    I forgot
    BCG is a private torrent site ;)

    Shame, I used to use them every now and again to grab some of the more rare stuff.
     
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    Torrent sites get taken down left and right in the name of copyright protection, but malware distributing sites using copyrighted content to advertise themselves are left for the people to police on their own. Why, exactly?
     
  8. Tomato Hentai

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    Because distributing copyrighted content is more important than luring people in with copyrighted content and infecting them with malware, apparently.
     
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    if you look at the sponsors, they are (almost) all about music.
    Nowhere it's related to games.
     
  10. Flame

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    WAIT!

    i didn't finish my downloading my download.

    wait a minute i live in London.

    *takes out harddrive out*

    *puts it in the microwave*


    RIP in peaces hard drive.
     
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    According to a mod on reddit, a "verified source" has claimed the following:

     
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    R.I.P
     
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  13. Cyan

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    since 2013?
    how long did it took them to decide they wanted to raid it?
    they didn't have enough proof that the torrent were illegal?
     
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    I'm not sure how London PD operates, but if it's anything like American police, they have to file a warrant, do a lot of paperwork, and have higher-ups verify that they can seize property.
     
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    Nice too see the british pornographic phonographic industry doing their job.
     
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  17. BurningDesire
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    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You can't link those sites

    Edit: Exclamation points and 3s - ur good - well maybe not who knows
     
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  18. Tomato Hentai

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    No, but the two of them don't have as many games as they could, and I prefer torrenting over downloading off of sites like MEGA where possible.
     
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    damn it!
    it was active this morning when i was searching, i bookmarked some wii u games... :(

    i have been using it for years, super power user etc... scary stuff.
     
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    cant u use webarchive to load the site
     
  21. Harsky

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    Blackcat Games were SUPER strict when it comes to maintaining seeding ratio. I remember getting games a day after they were released but couldn't maintain the upload ratio due to crappy upload speed so I lost my account a week later.

    Still surprised they're around until this.
     
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