Developers are always looking at new ways to protect the games they make, and also make sure that they don’t lose money while pirates and hackers steal their game and much of their hard work. As gaming has evolved over the years, so has the DRM methods to try and make the pirates’ lives difficult.
Developers from the smaller to the big companies have come up with some of the most innovative and amusing methods to really deter pirates from cracking their games. From the crazy to the inventive, to the outright insane, here are some of the most creative ways developers tried to stop people from stealing their games.
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Note: List is in random order
The developers of Dirt Showdown made sure that if the player has pirated their game, they would know about it outright. For example, the game substitutes random in-game words with “pirate”. Gamers who wanted to pirate the Showdown debated whether it was worth getting humiliated on the track by a computer player named “Yarrr Avast.”