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LGR - History of DRM & Copy Protection in Computer Games

LGR - History of DRM & Copy Protection in Computer Games

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An overview of copy protection and DRM schemes used in computer gaming, covering the most notable and interesting methods from the late 70's on up through today! ● Please consider helping support LGR on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/LazyGameReviews



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Sega Saturn CD - Cracked after 20 years

Update Feb 2017 - you can now support this amazing guy via patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prof_abrasive A detailed look into Dr Abrasive's lab and what it to

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LGR Oddware - Datasonix Pereos Cassette Backup System

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Oddware: "Copy protected" audio CDs & installing the Sony rootkit

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LGR - The 1997 DVD-ROM Upgrade Experience

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LGR - Arcade Game Copy Protection & DRM

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LGR Oddware - Magneto-optical WORM Disc Drive

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LGR Oddware - ProHance Power Mouse 100

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