Watch Dogs Torrent Comes with Bitcoin Malware

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zigzaggar

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Makes me wonder if it would be a good idea for game companies to provide a free copy of their game with mining software, maybe a week after retail release. Once the software has mined enough money it would disable itself, or keep going, but preferably not. People would get free games and companies would make money off of them.

It would be better than most DRM at least. According to the figures in the article it would take about 65 days of playing the game 4 hours a day to make 60$(you should check my math, I make no guarantees).
 

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Or people could just mine, sell the bitcoins and buy the game normally. Also, Nvidia cards don't mine for crap. It would be an AMD only affair.
 

wurkfur

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Cityuser, head over to Hardocp. AMD performance was actually superior in certain situations. Stop spouting nonsense. AMD dropped new drivers TODAY.
 

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Makes me wonder if it would be a good idea for game companies to provide a free copy of their game with mining software, maybe a week after retail release. Once the software has mined enough money it would disable itself, or keep going, but preferably not. People would get free games and companies would make money off of them.

It would be better than most DRM at least. According to the figures in the article it would take about 65 days of playing the game 4 hours a day to make 60$(you should check my math, I make no guarantees).
I couldn't figure out how to edit so I just quoted instead.
I now realize I made a mistake, the 65 days is assuming 4 hours a day with nothing but the mining software running, but if it were like the malware it would only run at 25% so it would take closer to 260 days to make the 60$. And to complicate things more, the malware looks as though it was only affecting the CPU, but if the GPU was also used then the time to mine 60$ would be decreased.
 

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You can edit your commends in the forum it self. Just click the ' 's
See this image

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Those quotes don't appear for me. The only quotes are for quoting other people. I tried on Firefox( w/ w/o ad-block) and on chrome.
I remember hearing that comments could be changed in the forums so I had looked, but couldn't find them.

Thanks though.
 

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Or another idea instead of not downloading a random Watch Dogs torrent, is to download on that is from a known good group and has positive comments with confirmation of no malware.
 

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Serves the people who downloaded the game right. I hope it destroys thier pcs from overworking them. If you can afford to build a $1,000+ gaming pc, you can afford to buy the games too. Pirating games just raises the cost of the games for everyone else.

As for the commenter with the AMD conspiracy theory, this comment will be removed if I try to describe how stupid you are.
 

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eh, im on the last few missions of watchdogs. ran without a hitch on my old hardware. on ultra details/vsync/AA/AO. on 14.4 drivers no less.

the cpu use was pretty high, 70 to 100 percent. gpu ran at 100 but i never dipped below 30fps and sometimes saw 60.

totally playable experience for me. ive heard others have had problems with better hardware though, so who knows.
 

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"to buy new games through legitimate channels, but video game pirates often have entire laundry lists of arguments against such a practice."

All scene groups state in their nfo-s and in their installers: "Support the game developers, if you like the game - Buy IT!"
 

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This article is not accurate an i7 3770 is only capable of 5.2 mh/s at that rate with current difficulty not using gpu it would take over a year if your your lucky.
Cpu mining even gpu mining is not profitable for bitcoin other crypo currency maybe.
5.2 mh/s = 0.00000761 BTC a month.
 

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I stopped downloading .exe's ages ago. Chance of crap is just to high. For me, it's worth it to buy from Steam and know that I'm get a legit good copy. My ex felt otherwise and couldn't understand why she had such problems with windows all the time.
 
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