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Ubisoft is known to have a strong stance against piracy with action now taken against illegal copies of the Nintendo DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience. Copied versions are programmed to set off blaring South African horns (vuvuzelas) making the music game unplayable.
This measure was captured by YouTube user ctkxtreme who says: “This is Ubisoft’s attempt at anti-piracy to the game. The game is an [Elite Beat Agents] clone, and there’s no notes playing, it freezes when it’s paused, and f***ing vuvuzela noises over the music.”
“The development team worked this feature in as a creative way to discourage any tampering with the retail version of the game,” Ubisoft told Wired.
Piracy on Nintendo's handheld is common because of the ease of attaining and playing copied games and the wide open nature of the hardware. These games can be coded by developers to check if the game is running on a legitimate cart.
This is probably one of the funnier anti-piracy measures we've seen. What do you think? Should more developers incorporate more anti-piracy solutions into games? Check it out below.
Hmm.. I thought the anti-piracy protection was the music in the game... j/k
I thought this was April 1st early until i saw the video... so they finally found a use for those things, good for them =D
Awesome idea. They should definitely keep that up on all games, across all systems. Do something that actually deters piraters, like this, and watch how much their profits increase. That way they can stop bitching about preowned sales.
I would take this over DRM ANY DAY! Put annoying static noises over your PC games so I can get back to playing games uninterrupted, please. I've spent way too much money on your games to continue this always connected crap.
Real gamers buy their games.
I bet ubisoft is just sitting back and laughing at this one but there should anti-piracy software for video games because $60 is a lot to pay for a new game when you can get a pirated copy for really cheap.
they should do that for cod vuvuzelas ftw!!!
Down with pirates!