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Ubisoft Fights Piracy With Blaring Vuvuzelas

by Annette Gonzalez on Dec 07, 2010 at 07:15 AM

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.