The echoes of Xbox 360 piracy in projection on the UK law


With the release of Xbox One the problem of piracy was almost completely eradicated. The problem is now actual only for getting obsolete 360 version, the console where illegal copying is still flourishing. The state of affairs has revealed that the global problem can hardly be resolved even through the adoption of the toughest regulations.

The UK law system has no mercy when it comes piracy. This is not surprising in the event of Premier League television rights sales contracts estimated at 3+ billion pounds. In order to protect the interests of the broadcasters, the Premier League has been initiating mass sweeps aimed at removing illegal broadcasts (thus, e.g. in the season-2011/12 about 30 thousand online streaming sites have been blocked).

If all of these cases were solved in a peaceful way, the case of 24-year-old Gary Goodger from Reading ended in court. Since 2005, he was illegally broadcast to the whole world the Premier League by hosting a mini-home studio. A satellite station and nine computers and a bunch of decoders allowed him to intercept the signal of foreign broadcasters and broadcast the matches on his website. Premier League issue warnings several times, but Goodger kept on ignoring them.

In 2010 Goodger and his accomplices were arrested, and in summer of 2011 they were charged with copyright infringement. The investigation could not give an exact amount for which the pirates abound, limiting the wording that they allegedly earned tens of thousands of pounds. The trial was completed only in December of 2012, when Goodger and his companion were convicted by assigning them to six months imprisonment and payment of a fine.

A tough outcome against the background of 10,000 illegal copies of Xbox 360 games revealed in abandoned warehouse in Leeds in 2013 – the case ended with a 35,000 pounds fine.

This case has once again proved that the illegal broadcasting of matches of the English championship could face criminal prosecution. Premier League infrastructure requires large investments – football clubs acquire and develop talented players, matches are held on the modern stadiums and the investments in junior leagues are heavy. Pirate broadcasts attack the whole industry. There was another famous case of Anton Vickerman that ended with 4 years in prison for the author of a website aggregating tons of illegal content: movies, broadcasts, console and PC games.

The insufficient effectiveness of anti-piracy policies initiated by the government in comparison with the measures initiated by the media platforms and producers. Thus, the new unit of UK police, established in 2013 to fight internet piracy, requires over 2.5 million pounds for maintenance annually according to Solicitors Guru (one of the largest legal platforms aggregating a variety of areas of law, and intellectual property solicitors in particular). But with its establishment, according to TorrentFreak, the amount of internet piracy in the UK didn’t experience a significant decrease (-1.4% in comparison with the previous year, but the efforts of authors should be taken into account as well). You can feel the difference with an Xbox One example – Microsoft’s console has not been breached so far and taking into account a loyal policy of games exchanging, the piracy on the the last generation of consoles was completely eliminated (direct method is meant, excepting the cases of illegal account sales and etc.).

Why You Definitely Want To Play ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’!

Assassin’s Creed Unity

‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ is a video game set in a historical setting and background, and it falls squarely in the action and adventure genres of video games. This particular instalment is set set in Paris, France, set in the timeline during the French Revolution. Comparing this particular instalment to its predecessors, ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ easily has the most depth, and the most detailed layout that any Assassin’s Creed city has ever had. Continue reading “Why You Definitely Want To Play ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’!” »

Great Games Releasing For Your Gaming Pleasure In January 2015!

2014 was no doubt a rocking year for fabulous video game releases. But considering the rumours for games in 2015, this new year promises to be even more exciting for the gaming community. And one of the best things about video games in the year 2015 is that gaming fans no longer have to wait for the holidays for the new game release! In fact, according to the video game release schedules mentioned so far, video game enthusiasts might be able to enjoy their favourite and most anticipated new releases of video games practically every month! Looks like this entire year is going to be a series of monthly adventures for gamers. Way to go 2015!

In that spirit, we’ve put together some of the great new video games that are going to be releasing this very month of January 2015! Continue reading “Great Games Releasing For Your Gaming Pleasure In January 2015!” »

What’s The Story Behind Batman: Arkham Knight?


Batman: Arkham Knight is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated video game of 2015. (It is scheduled to be released in June 2015.) The series of video games so far has been a thrilling experience and fans everywhere can’t wait for more. This particular chapter of the video game trilogy is made even more enticing by the fact that it is the third in the series (a predicted trilogy so far), and hence, might be the final chapter in the series as well! Of course fans will be sad to see this series of video games end. But the anticipation and excitement that comes to any gaming fan at the wrapping up installment of a wonderful series is hard to snuff out. So we’ll worry about the rest of it after we get our hands on it! Continue reading “What’s The Story Behind Batman: Arkham Knight?” »

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Better than ‘Patriots’ and a Very Much Anticipated Game of 2015!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is a thrilling role playing, anti-terrorism video game with the hostage as the main center of focus! From the debut and sneak peeks, the environments of this game world are destructible, the hostage negotiations and extractions are heart-pumpingly intense, and the tactical co-operative play within the game is simply mind-blowing!

The E3 demo that was released in 2014 gave players a glimpse of soldiers having to break through wall and rooftops and practically any penetrable construction feature that might be penetrable. And the destructible environments in the game are part of each and every level, so players can be as “bash-happy” as they wish to be in this game. Continue reading “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Better than ‘Patriots’ and a Very Much Anticipated Game of 2015!” »

The Batmobile – Possibly the most Anticipated Feature of Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile

Since its announcement in 2014, Batman: Arkham Knight is quite possibly one of the most awaited video game of 2015. (It is scheduled to be released in June 2015.) But the most anticipated feature of this third installation of the video game trilogy is undoubtedly the Batmobile! For, from what little glimpse we’ve had of it (because no amount of sneak peaks and glimpses will be enough, and we won’t be satisfied until we can play it ourselves), one could opine that the Batmobile alone might be enough to ensure game sales as we really, really, really want to drive the beaut! (Even if it is virtual, we don’t really care. We’re gamers, after all!) Continue reading “The Batmobile – Possibly the most Anticipated Feature of Batman: Arkham Knight” »

Hostage Rescue: The Main Multiplayer Mode Priority in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

The counter terrorism, role playing game that is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow six: Siege seems to be action-packed and addicting enough for any gamer’s standards, judging from the game’s preview in the E3 conference in 2014. There’s plenty of fun mayhem to inflict, along with a boatload of strategy, tactics and weapons that the player can employ within the game. (For what gamer doesn’t like the excuse to break stuff? And that too with the added bonus of it being a tactical advantage and necessity in the game. Continue reading “Hostage Rescue: The Main Multiplayer Mode Priority in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege” »

Evolve – Be the Savior as Part of a Team or the Monster of Destruction!


‘Evolve’ is an upcoming video game that has been announced to be released in this following year of 2015 in the month of February. It is to be an online multiplayer, role playing, shooting game, where players can choose to be a part of a team to save humanity from monstrous wildlife in a hostile planet, or else be a single player that plays the evolving monster in this world and attempt to destroy the team of “saviors”. Continue reading “Evolve – Be the Savior as Part of a Team or the Monster of Destruction!” »

Batman: Arkham Knight – Life After Joker

Batman Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight is an upcoming action and adventure video game developed by Rocksteady that is set to be released in June in the year of 2015. It is, of course based on the superhero ‘Batman’ created by DC comics. This installation is set a year after the events of ‘Batma: Arkham City’, and follows the Batman’s story after the defeat of Joker. In a way it is like a new sequel or chapter to the Batman’s life story. This video game story is also set at a much later time in the Batman’s life. Hence, there will no doubt be changes to the game in terms of world settings, environments, gadgets, as well as the Batman’s own abilities. Continue reading “Batman: Arkham Knight – Life After Joker” »

Destruction to be a Paramount Theme in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, if the demo that was shown in 2014 is anything to go by, will be a fast-paced and action-packed battle fantasy game that will have gamers glued to their consoles in raptures. A primarily anti-terrorism game in theme, the gameplay was designed to be as realistic as possible and to last in short rounds that will span no more than a couple of minutes.

The main themes of this video game, from the E3 debut demo shown in 2014, seem to be based on the “destructibility” of the environments of the video game as well as on the “hostage rescue” premise of the game. Continue reading “Destruction to be a Paramount Theme in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege” »