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Pirating The Sims 4 gives pirates a pixelated mess

Piracy is not good for this industry and there are consequences for pirating The Sims 4 which are quite amusing.

With The Sims 4 not having a simultaneous release, impressions from gamers being very mixed, and real reviews not being available until after release, some gamers have taken to seeking out pirate versions of the game.

Piracy is a real problem in the world of videogames so when there are in-game consequences for pirating a game the results can be quite amusing. Anyone who has pirated The Sims 4 will have noticed that when a Sim goes to the bathroom or takes a shower the screen turns all pixelated. It also stays pixelated when the action is complete and all of a sudden the game turns into The Sims does Minecraft.

Pirate the game and this is what you get…

What’s even more amusing is that pirates have been posting on forums, including the official forums, inquiring about “the bug”. Oh dear.

There’s no doubt The Sims 4 will be heavily pirated because of concerns over removed features and the lack of reviews but that’s still no excuse to pirate a game. If players have any concerns about a game’s quality just wait for trusted reviews to appear before actually buying the game.

Finally, don’t forget to vote in our poll if you’ve been playing or are considering purchasing the game. We want to know what you think of the game so far.



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Comments

  • Sinem

    How can I fix it? Or I have to wait update?

  • Ralph

    Fix it by renaming the .par file to The.Sims.4.Launcher.par

  • Mark

    Considering the recent events in gaming journalism, I think I will entitle myself to a review copy from the big devs like EA. If they want to only give review copies out to blogs who will give them high praise then I don’t have sympathy for the people who want to try it out and find out it’s just shit.