More Reviews
REVIEWS Fallout Shelter Review
Bethesda's strategic vault simulator is fun and nostalgic, but will the publisher get fallout for the micro-transaction advantage?

Batman: Arkham Knight Review
Rocksteady concludes its Batman trilogy with Scarecrow, the mysterious Arkham Knight, and a whole lot of Batmobile.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Faf Preview
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight has a long name, but don't make fun of it. It can kick your ass.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Lost Dimension
Release date: 07/28/15


LATEST FEATURES Top 10 Gaming Panels at Comic-Con 2015
Featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Halo 5: Guardians, and whatever Blizzard is developing in secret.

The 10 Best Games to Play This Summer When You're Bored
This hot Summer has plenty of hot games.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP whytenoiz ~~        When I was eleven years old, it was a very good year, and I can remember my daily routine vividly. These were the years before I owned a Sony Playstation, and I used to venture to my friends house - everyday after school - to watch him play through Final...

GAMING NEWS

Here Are The ESA's Five Biggest Video Game Pirates Busted In 2012

Posted on Tuesday, May 28 @ 13:00:00 Eastern by

While the Entertainment Software Association plays a massive role in the video game industry, running E3, lobbying on behalf of gamers and game makers, and generally organizing everyone to further gaming's impact. The group also helps to track and bring pirates to justice.

In the ESA's annual report, this anti-piracy enforcement is split into several categories, but in the lead is Major U.S. Enforcement Actions, detailing five instances of pirates brought to justice in America. The moral of this story is not to advertise your Xbox 360 modding business on Craiglist, obviously.
  1. January 11th, 2012 - Darien, IL police arrested a seller of pirated games in that city, seizing 100 pirated games and six computers equipped with disc-burners.
  2. February 23rd, 2012 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided two retail locations under the banner of Fuzion Games in Huntington Park, CA. 750 pirated Wii and Xbox 360 games, 15-20 hard drives containing thousands of pirated game files, several computers, and more than 50 modded game consoles were seized.
  3. April 18th, 2012 - An individual selling pirated games and console-modding services via Craiglist was arrested by New York State Police in Queens, New York. The police seized modded game consoles and game copiers, as well as 195 pirated Xbox 360 games. Computers with 800 different pirated Wii and 360 game files were also seized.
  4. May 10th, 2012 - Los Angeles County Sheriff's arrested an individual selling pirated Xbox 360 games via Craigslist in Lakewood, CA. A computer with two hard drives, 20 pirated Xbox 360 games, and nine modded game consoles were seized.
  5. October 26th, 2012 - An individual selling pirated Wii games and console-modding services via Craigslist was arrested in San Antonio, TX by that city's police department. 20 computers, hard drives, and other memory devices were seized.
The ESA also made key enforcement moves against video game pirates in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea, but none of those incidents involved the popular internet classifieds board. Remember folks, stick to missed connections.

[ESA Annual Report (PDF)]
Tags:   ESA, Piracy
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution