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Bushnell: Hardware-Based TPM Encryption Will End PC Game Piracy

Discussion in 'Articles' started by x3sphere, May 23, 2008.

  1. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member

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    Speaking at Wedbush Morgan's annual Management Access Conference held in New York, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell stated his belief that the hardware-based TPM encryption chip, which is currently shipping out on a selective number of recent motherboard models, will effectively end the threat of piracy of video game software on PC.[blockquote2]There is a stealth encryption chip called a TPM that is going on the motherboards of most of the computers that are coming out now

    What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world - which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords - which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem.[/blockquote2]Uncrackable, eh? Right... right, we've heard that how many times before? Please, don't challenge the internet, Bushnell.

    Encryption chip will end piracy, open markets, says Bushnell [GI.biz]
  2. B2K24

    B2K24 New Member

    great news, so a year from now when they can't blame piracy for there lackluster sales, what excuse will they come up with next?
  3. YoKo

    YoKo New Member

    They will fight each other then :D
    And also, i forgot to mention, they always have M$oft to blame :)
  4. Kwipper

    Kwipper Member

    ummm.. no not really cause we'll just NOT buy the models that have that chip on it. Then the motherboard makers will see that those motherboards won't sell and will stop making them with the chip.

    And if that doesn't work, then someone will easily crack or disable the chip entorely.
  5. Mentality

    Mentality New Member

    <p>Where there's a will there's a way, the chip is hardware, hardware can be exploited and the chip will be exploited, probably in such a way that it will even make it easier, since if it is left for the chip to verify wheather the game is legit or not, then modifying the chips flash to think every game is legit or simply turning it off or hardware modding by-passing it, will save alot of time, probably even allowing the games to go online legitimatly. Won't happen right away but it will be beat.</p>

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