Software piracy is a big issue around the world. Compared to software industry, the world of game industry is probably a bit safer. But here and there pirates are bringing out innovative ideas to crack the games. The methods available to play pirated games are too risky and it may result in legal issues. However, consoles are now come under the sight of pirates.
Recently a gadget from a Chinese manufacturer has been introduced to the market. It’s named R4 and available in many online stores including Amazon.com.
“There has always been an undercurrent of piracy in the console market, but it’s more of a hardcore pursuit,” says Tim Ingham, the online editor of gaming magazine, MCV. “You usually need to ‘mod’ a console to really take advantage – which invalidates the warranty and can easily go wrong. It usually involves some kind of hardware modification, soldering and more.”
Unsurprisingly, the game industry looses £3 billion per year, while Nintendo says it lost £560m last year.