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Radec
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(05-25-2014, 12:26 PM)
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One of the most seeded copies of Watch Dogs available online is reported to also install a Bitcoin mining virus on the computer of its victims. Blue Screen crashes, additional power consumption, and an overall unstable computer await those unlucky pirates that couldnít wait for release day or didnít want to spend the cash for a legit copy of Watch Dogs.



http://www.gamecrastinate.com/gaming...nds-computers/


Ploid 3.0
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(05-25-2014, 12:27 PM)
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Brilliant!! All pirates/crackers(?) need to do this.
SJRB
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(05-25-2014, 12:27 PM)
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Incredible, hahaha.
GeoGonzo
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(05-25-2014, 12:27 PM)
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That's kind of funny.
YianGaruga
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(05-25-2014, 12:27 PM)
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Has there been more evidence supporting this? I've only seen the 4chan post which the article is also citing.
SuicidalSteve
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(05-25-2014, 12:28 PM)
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Do it....hilarious!
Whitechocolatekrispies
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(05-25-2014, 12:28 PM)
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Who said this was a virus? Maybe its Ubisoft's way of making piracy profitable?
plainr_
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(05-25-2014, 12:28 PM)
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That sweet sweet irony.
JaseC
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(05-25-2014, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by YianGaruga

Has there been more evidence supporting this? I've only seen the 4chan post which the article is also citing.

Download the release and find out for yourself. ;)
level44
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(05-25-2014, 12:29 PM)
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Bit coin?
BibiMaghoo
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(05-25-2014, 12:29 PM)
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Buy cheap buy twice? haha
Durante
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(05-25-2014, 12:29 PM)
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That's doubly entertaining because of the theme of Watch_Dogs.
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(05-25-2014, 12:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whitechocolatekrispies

Who said this was a virus? Maybe its Ubisoft's way of making piracy profitable?

Mine 2 Play?
NotLiquid
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Why Bitcoin though
iMax
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Shame it wasn't dogecoin, really. The memes write themselves.
Ploid 3.0
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whitechocolatekrispies

Who said this was a virus? Maybe its Ubisoft's way of making piracy profitable?

Oh man, that would be something, how would this work though? Run the game without Uplay and you activate the virus? A bit of a risky thing for a company to do.
Spineker
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whitechocolatekrispies

Who said this was a virus? Maybe its Ubisoft's way of making piracy profitable?

That would actually be rather ingenious.
KHlover
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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That's actually pretty brilliant. At least it's not a virus, so that's a plus for the dirty pirates.
YianGaruga
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(05-25-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by JaseC

Download the release and find out for yourself. ;)

You're not getting my Bitcoins that easily!
Bronetta
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
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Its a PR move. Aisha where you at?
number332
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
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that's funny lol

....also, suuuper ironic that my first official post on the gaf is about something pirated, considering i quit that stuff a couple years back lol
DocSeuss
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
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A friend of mine downloaded a different torrent and has reported no problems. I'm not that interested myself--apparently you gotta have Uplay running to get it to work, and after Uplay screwed up Assassin's Creed IV for me, I'd hate to do something that could in any way jeopardize my saves. Besides, like, dat stuff's not exactly legal.

REALLY curious about the performance issues people are mentioning. If I run my litecoin mining stuff, it harms my performance in a big way. Surely they'd notice a deterioration in gaming performance as well?
Asd202
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
I would still take it over Uplay.
Tertullian
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
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Thank goodness. It's always good when parasites who harm our hobby get punished in some small way.
Steverulez
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(05-25-2014, 12:31 PM)
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The guy seems outraged... seems to have missed the fact that he pirated a game which is illegal...!

Genius btw.
CureVylash
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(05-25-2014, 12:32 PM)
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Beautiful
number332
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(05-25-2014, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Asd202

I would still take it over Uplay.

probably has better online support :/
tuna_love
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(05-25-2014, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by number332

that's funny lol

....also, suuuper ironic that my first official post on the gaf is about something pirated, considering i quit that stuff a couple years back lol

How is that ironic?
Chucker
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(05-25-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Excellent. Another poster at another board I frequent said this in his "review".

"- Graphics optimizations are shit. I don't have the best rig but it's pretty decent to the point that I can play The Witcher 2 at close to high settings. My computer was having difficulty running this at medium settings."

I really hope he got that particular seed, since it's obvious he's playing on PC and is not playing a legit release.
number332
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(05-25-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by tuna_love

How is that ironic?

how is it not?
Savitar
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(05-25-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Pirates forced into mining.

Some kind of irony about that..
Spineker
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(05-25-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by number332

that's funny lol

....also, suuuper ironic that my first official post on the gaf is about something pirated, considering i quit that stuff a couple years back lol

You talk about piracy as if it's some rare thing.
JaseC
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(05-25-2014, 12:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by YianGaruga

You're not getting my Bitcoins that easily!

D'oh! Hoisted by my own petard!
StalkerUKCG
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(05-25-2014, 12:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by number332

how is it not?

Look up irony
bodyboarder
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(05-25-2014, 12:34 PM)
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Funny stuff.
PodcastFips
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(05-25-2014, 12:35 PM)
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This is brilliant!
number332
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(05-25-2014, 12:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by StalkerUKCG

Look up irony

done........still curious how it's not ironic lol
Jimmyfenix
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(05-25-2014, 12:35 PM)
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Haha that is pretty cool.
Symax
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(05-25-2014, 12:35 PM)
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This is only a rumor. Apparently some people downloaded the torrent from the wrong source.It's all their own fault if they don't know how internet works.
eXe
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(05-25-2014, 12:36 PM)
even the pirated version has exclusive content.
Currygan
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(05-25-2014, 12:37 PM)
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but where can i find this feature in the graph?
Radec
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(05-25-2014, 12:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by eXe

even the pirated version has exclusive content.

Amazing.
Principate
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(05-25-2014, 12:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by eXe

even the pirated version has exclusive content.

Ok that got me :lol
iNvid02
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(05-25-2014, 12:37 PM)
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Jonathan morin's revenge
TheD
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(05-25-2014, 12:38 PM)
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People do this all the time, the only thing of note is that some are shocked that they do (like the person that wrote the article).
Last edited by TheD; 05-25-2014 at 12:41 PM.
DrM
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(05-25-2014, 12:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by eXe

even the pirated version has exclusive content.

Fantastic :D
Patently Right
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(05-25-2014, 12:38 PM)

Originally Posted by YianGaruga

Has there been more evidence supporting this? I've only seen the 4chan post which the article is also citing.

Friend told me about this yesterday and I dug up this link on google prior to the media posting articles: http://www.herdprotect.com/winlogin....cb49d10f7.aspx

Not much history beyond that entry (or I'm looking in the wrong places). Besides, this news is a fair warning to people who blindly download executables and run them without precautions.
Caesar III
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(05-25-2014, 12:38 PM)
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That's just great ;)
KHlover
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(05-25-2014, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Steverulez

The guy seems outraged... seems to have missed the fact that he pirated a game which is illegal...!

Genius btw.

Pirates are some of the most entitled assholes out there. Visit GBAtemp some time if you want to see whiny, deluded pirates trying to justify their theft in their natural habitat.

Unfortunately I have to visit it pretty often since the site is also a good source for general Nintendo homebrew and hacking news, but the majority of the users are pirates :(

Originally Posted by eXe

even the pirated version has exclusive content.

Good job man, keep it up :D
Bomber Bob
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(05-25-2014, 12:40 PM)
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Lol!

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