Square Enix hates us

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  1. Maikel Steneker
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    Source: http://www.ndomain.nl/text.php?id=9555

    Short summary / translation:
    Recently, Square Enix launched the Japanese version of Chrono Trigger. Before the game was even launched in the United States, hackers succeeded in hacking the game to work on flashcarts.
    Illegal software is pretty easy to get nowadays, and Square Enix knew about that. They built in a little peace of software to prevent the game from running certain parts of the game. They think that their software sales will become significantly lower now.
     
  2. Noitora

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    Normatt and co. are famous now I guess [​IMG]
     
  3. CockroachMan

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    Of course they hate, what was you expecting?
     
  4. granville

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    I don't mind being hated by a company who repackages an almost exact replica of a 13 year old game for $10 more than any other game of the same system.

    Was that too harsh? And for the record, I actually BOUGHT the original SNES game for $75 when it first released. Later got the PS1 game at Funcoland (now Gamestop) second hand for $20. That was before my piracy days. I just think that at least in regards to this game, I've spent enough.
     
  5. CockroachMan

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    I bought the SNES game when it was released too.. $75 USD. RPGs weren't very popular by that time.. was hard to find a store that had it.
     
  6. Killermech

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    It changes nothing. Those that intended to buy it in the first place, will most likely still buy it and those that were gonna pirate it are still pirating it.
    What they are really mad about is that they hired a super coder to implent these pirate check points for 20k and it got hacked in one day.
     
  7. da_head

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    Toronto, Canader!
     
  8. granville

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    I wonder if there's any such thing as "hacker insurance" for those companies who DO hire someone to code in copy protection and it's broken. Probably not as no coder would be foolish enough to offer a guarantee with us around! [​IMG]
     
  9. Toni Plutonij

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    I'm guessing that this is the case, more than then "loosing" the sales!
     
  10. Anakir

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    I honestly think that people should buy the game if they like it that much. Whether you have little money or not, just save up. Some companies try to satisfy customer's needs yet they still get stabbed in the back because of piracy.

    I buy whatever I like. It shouldn't be that hard.
     
  11. HBK

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    They must think that the pirate community are dumb. Truth is, even if you have the strongest/best anti-piracy check in a game or a piece of software, there's always gonna be someone who will be able to crack it.

    And that's what you get for implementing dumb piracy checks in CT, Square Enix. Hope you're happy. [​IMG]
     
  12. thedicemaster

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    they shouldn't complain.
    knowing the popularity of the game i'm quite certain it will still be one of the best selling DS games.
     
  13. Satangel

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    Let's hope so [​IMG]
    I would love to see some more Square Enix on the DS, yes even more then now.
     
  14. Sevael

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    I sure hope said coder doesn't put this on his/her resume. [​IMG]
     
  15. UltraMagnus

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    the basic fact is that pirates are pretty much always more intelligent than the anti pirates.
     
  16. xalphax

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    games (even 2nd hand) are too expensive and flashcarts are too cheap.
     
  17. Anakir

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    You can import it. It may cost a bit more, but it shows appreciation for their work. The fact that E versions getting released a lot later can't be helped, because that's how they've been releasing most of the games. They have a certain routine I guess, they can be blamed for that since they could always choose to release them all on the same day, but they don't. I guess its some kind of marketing strategy they have?
     
  18. Law

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    I guess it's because they have to translate it into 5 different languages because of all the European countries?

    Or perhaps it's because they think the games won't sell well here, since Europe is full of casual gaming fagets.
     
  19. hellohey

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    owned....
    i think squareenix tries too much on hacking prevention
     
  20. thedicemaster

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    a european release appears to be planned for next year.