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BitTorrent Responds To Game Of Thrones Piracy Claim. 'Literally Impossible' To Download Illegally
File-sharing company BitTorrent has said it "doesn't host infringing content," following reports that the season finale of Game of Thrones was the most popular illegal torrent ever.
Blocking Pirate Websites Does Not Stop Online Piracy
Research conducted by Boston Northeastern University has determined various anti-piracy strategies, including censorship and blockades, are not effective in stopping the downloading of pirated content.
Crysis 2 Ends 2011 As Most Pirated Game
For game developers and publishers alike, earning recognition for their game through topping an end of year category (whether Game of the Year, Best FPS or Best RPG) is a prize that money can't buy. And then there are those that no company wants to win – namely 'The Most Pirated Game Of 2011'.
According to TorrentFreak, this year's crown went to the PC version of EA and Crytek's behemoth Crysis 2 which was downloaded approximately 3,920,000 times between its release in March 2011 and the end of the year.
Slipknot members establish film production company
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a the Clown) are set to lift the veil on a new production company, Living Breathing Films, at the Sundance Film Festival next week.
This eclecticist outfit, ran by self-admitted movie buffs (Corey bought $10,000 worth of DVDs when Slipknot began to make money) seems to be aiming straight down the same vein as the band they originate from. "Our movies are going to be psychological. They’re going to affect you. When The Exorcist came out people got up and left after 15 minutes and that turns us on," Crahan told Rolling Stone. "If I haven’t got someone to leave in five minutes for at least one of my films then I’m not doing my job."
'The Last Of Us' Is Being Made Into A Live-Action Movie
Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is being turned into a live-action movie by Sony subsidiary Screen Gems. It's easy to get excited about this classic being put to film, but many reservations are held based upon the quality of previous video game adaptations.