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DJ Max portable Devs stops development of DJ MAX BlackSquare because of piracy

Fuu

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Damn...

But were the DJ Max games turning a profit? Although I don't think that's the issue here, it seems they just got really pissed about the game being pirated.
 

Easy_D

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Their reasoning is "Let's screw the people who want to buy the game over and give people a bigger reason to pirate it"

Good going guys :lol. Can't be too fun for the fans :|
 

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Sad that PSP is at that point... It's my favorite hand held system by far, but the lack of new software and the piracy problem are pretty damning.
 

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DJMP3 is out already?! I need to get it.

If the games are profitable, this is a stupid move. If not, then I can understand why they'd cancel the next edition. Then again, if they were not profitable, I can't imagine why they'd greenlight 4 unique versions, and 2 revisions.
 

Fuu

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bryehn said:
Move it to consoles?
MadFuzzy said:
Do it as a downloadable PSP title for PSN?
An ilegal copy would still exist on the internet.

Edit: Beaten by Durante.

Mejilan said:
DJMP3 is out already?! I need to get it.

If the games are profitable, this is a stupid move. If not, then I can understand why they'd cancel the next edition. Then again, if they were not profitable, I can't imagine why they'd greenlight 4 unique versions, and 2 revisions.
That's what I don't get. If you're making money with a game even with some people pirating, is it really a good decision to stop producing it and make no money at all? It hurts the fans more than it hurts the pirates.
 

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"Damn these pirates are cutting into our profits badly. Anyone have a plan?!!"

"Well what if we don't make any profit at all Boss, then they can't steal it."

"Win!!!"
 
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Aw snap
Well it looks like they found the one 100% effective anti-drm tool :D

It sucks for them I suppose because I assume they wanted "gamers" to be upset at the pirates but if this thread is any indication gamers are just going to be mad at the company
 
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HamPster PamPster said:
Well it looks like they found the one 100% effective anti-drm tool :D

It sucks for them I suppose because I assume they wanted "gamers" to be upset at the pirates but if this thread is any indication gamers are just going to be mad at the company
anyone who has been around knows that this tactic never works to pull sympathy in your favor.

people just see it as the angry kid taking their ball and going home because someone gave him a hard foul and he wants his free throws, but everyone else says toughen up and play on, the foul wasn't that bad.

a few people will agree, but most will be like "whatever... why are you punishing me for what somene else did?!?"
 

Fuu

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HamPster PamPster said:
It sucks for them I suppose because I assume they wanted "gamers" to be upset at the pirates but if this thread is any indication gamers are just going to be mad at the company
More like disappointed. And even if gamers got mad at the pirates, what would that resolve?

bryehn said:
Not even close to the amount of PSP ISOs though, even as a Wii game or a PS2 one.
There is a ISO on the internet for every Wii and PS2 game. Also DS and 360. The PS3 is for now the only current gen one that's immune to this.

bryehn said:
A PSN release or PS3 disc edition would be the best way for them to go really
For no piracy, yes.
 
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Alaluef said:
More like disappointed. And even if gamers got mad at the pirates, what would that resolve?


There is a ISO on the internet for every Wii and PS2 game. Also DS and 360. The PS3 is for now the only current gen one that's immune to this.


For no piracy, yes.
pretty sure there's isos on the internet for every PS3 game too... it's just that they can't be played :lol :lol :lol
 

zoku88

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Wow, they must've been pretty angry.

But they said,, "until the piracy problem is resolved", does that mean better anti-piracy things or just until ppl stop pirating?
Hcoregamer00 said:
So basically you want all PSP development halted?

:lol
And every non-PS3 game :p
 

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I wish it would be a wake-up call to Sony to get their shit together on PSP and tighten that shit up. No one doubts that piracy exists on nearly every console (save maybe PS3) but I also think most wouldn't argue that its worse on PSP than any other console (except maybe PC).
 

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bryehn said:
Not even close to the amount of PSP ISOs though, even as a Wii game or a PS2 one.

A PSN release or PS3 disc edition would be the best way for them to go really
There are PS3 disc ISOs on the internet, Pirates are just still trying to figure out how to get them to boot.

Also, you can extract a bookable version of an ISO from PSN releases.
 

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LOL... wow, what a stupid kneejerk reaction from the devs. Guarantees I won't buy the Clazziquai version, either (and I love DJMP), as this punishes legit buyers.
 

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ghibli99 said:
LOL... wow, what a stupid kneejerk reaction from the devs. Guarantees I won't buy the Clazziquai version, either (and I love DJMP), as this punishes legit buyers.
Aren't you punishing yourself even more by not buying Classiquai? :p
 

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Man, the day my copy of Clazziquai ships and then this. I'm not super surprised, even though it's very drastic, I always expected a game company to have a tantrum like this. It's media, it will get pirated. I was really excited for this too.
 

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Ruprit said:
Man, the day my copy of Clazziquai ships and then this. I'm not super surprised, even though it's very drastic, I always expected a game company to have a tantrum like this. It's media, it will get pirated. I was really excited for this too.

well, their reaction shouldn't sway you, my copy shipped as well and i'm looking forward to it.
 

Ruprit

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LiK said:
well, their reaction shouldn't sway you, my copy shipped as well and i'm looking forward to it.

Not at all, I'm still pumped for Clazziquai. Whenever the devs decide to make another DJ MAX, I will buy that also. It's just sad that people pirate media and it's sad that a company would take such measures.
 

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GitarooMan said:
I wish it would be a wake-up call to Sony to get their shit together on PSP and tighten that shit up. No one doubts that piracy exists on nearly every console (save maybe PS3) but I also think most wouldn't argue that its worse on PSP than any other console (except maybe PC).

They have no means. Going after pirates online in different nations is near impossible, and there's not really much means of securing the PSP that won't jeopardize the system. Hackers can already pull every bit of code out of firmware updates, so Sony's stuck trying to fight this impossible battle while at the same time enraging the semi-legit homebrew community (which seems to incite hackers, who are then exploited by pirates...)

M3wThr33 said:
PSP PSN titles are all pirated now.

Really? I hadn't seen anything about the encryption being broken, only that PS1 games can be shelled. Is it really that bad that downloadable product can be de-keyed and posted by pirates?