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Encryption Chip Will End Piracy, Says Atari Founder...

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  1. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell claimed that a stealth encryption chip called a TPM that is going on the motherboards of most of the computers that are coming out now, will "absolutely stop piracy of [PC] gameplay.

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    He clearly has more confidence than I do of stopping Piracy.

    themagician
     
  2. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    Damn

    I would think there prolly going to come out with something that overrides that chip though.

    Sorta like that chip that made the iphone 'unlocked' on the previous versions.

    Or like mods for xbox and other consoles. There is always something.
     
  3. Vivica

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    Yes, of course it will. Just like the encryption on DVD's was unbreakable and and they couldn't be copied. Oh, wait a minute, they CAN be copied. Besides I wouldn't BUY a mobo that had such a chip on it.
     
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    Just stating the claim that it will "absolutely stop piracy of [PC] gameplay" pretty much guaranteed that it will not, as 1000s of hackers will now dream of being the first person to break the chip...
     
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    Once again I am amazed at the thoughts of major business
    leaders in America today in the tech sector.

    Let's face it folks: You aren't going to stop piracy.

    Face it, stop spending a ton of dough to solve a problem
    that is not solvable. The problem is the techs that are
    working on these things many times are "hackers" in the
    online underworld to pay their bills and put their kids through
    college.

    Zeprokon
     
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    One day... Problem is, big business think they can stop anything with the right amount of cash thrown at it... There are way too many smarter hackers out there than businesses will employ
     
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    You won't have a choice when all mobos have them.
     
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    this is stupid and a waste of money. nothing is hack proof. its just some things can be hacked with ease while others take alot more skill and work. its only a matter of time until you see mod chips being sold on the internet to override this piracy chip...my dad always says locks and security systems are made for honest people. meaning if an honest person sees a locked door or security system, they respect it. but hackers and thieves will always find a way around any security system no matter what.
     
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    I loved Atari as a Kid.
    I have seen its stellar rise and fiery crash.

    My advice to the < 30 year old crowd, Atari is not where you want to be looking for the path technology will follow beyond a year or so.
     
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    Atari founder, HA HA!!

    I loved Atari too but that was 30 years ago! Has he been working on this Chip for 30 years!

    What's next? That we find out he collaborated with the founders of ColecoVison and Intellivision to bring us this protection!

    HA HA
     
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    Just as you said if someone says something can't be hacked and will stop piracy in its tracks then the people who like to hack and crack things will see that as a personal challenge to be the first to find a workaround. Next thing you know there's a program that spoofs the unique id of that hardware.
     
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    Omg.. ColecoVision... the memories :D It's funny the amount of people I talk to that are my age that have never even heard of it. Was my first video game system ;)
     
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    They can never stop piracy....MWAHAHA
     
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    Piracy... just embrace it!!!
     
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    it wont be in a pc that i build

    saddest part is that atari is taking this for the team (that they warm the bench for, and even more so when this drops)
     
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    I had ColecoVision. My favorite games were Pitfall, Smurf Rescue In Gargamel's Castle, Q*Bert, Frogger and Donkey Kong.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GpptJusOjM

     
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    Ford just announced yesterday that they will be putting a speed governor in all 2012 and beyond automobiles that will restrict speeds to 70 MPH :D
     
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    hardware restrictions require hardware solutions.
    if it comes to market, its not going to be any different than mod chips for consoles.
    or maybe a usb stick that inhibits it or something.
     
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    Oh my god.. watching that made mention of a game that I spent A LOT of time playing when I was really young.. the colecovision game: Venture

    LOL!

    Here's a video of it i found on youtube so everyone can check out it's amazing graphics and action! (and bring back memories for those that played this game!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6tqNibcAC4

    Now I've got to see if there's a video that shows the ending! hah!