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Were YOU planning on downloading a pirated copy of The Sims 4? If you were then a) you are a terrible human being and b) you’re going to have a bad time. Developers and publishers have become increasingly creative when it comes to combatting piracy, and The Sims 4 has now added to that ever-growing collection of neat ideas.

In The Sims franchise, the moment your digital people get naked, they get a little pixelated blob over them. The moment they’re once again decent, that pixel overlay disappears – unless you’re a filthy pirate. Anyone who has downloaded a torrented version of the game will find a sneaky little addition that’s exclusive to that version: those pixels that appear over naked Sims will never disappear. In fact, they’ll continue to expand until the entire screen is pixelated and blurred out.

Naturally, pirates the world over went to the game’s forums to look for answers for this “bug”. EA then said that they have no intention to help anyone who has pirated the game, and they suggest buying a proper copy instead. Take THAT, you scurvy, barnacle felching scumbags.

Via: Joystiq

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