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Mega Launch Date Announced, Already Getting Millions of Hits

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Some traffic from U.S. authorities.

Despite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom being warned by the U.S. government not to launch his successor to the now-defunct file-sharing site, he has announced a release date for the new service, as well as launching a holding page that has already received a substantial amount of traffic, apparently.

Dotcom said the holding page which is hosted at Me.ga was already enjoying "millions" of hits. Mega itself will launch on January 20, 2013 -- exactly one year after his arrest by New Zealand authorities that was managed by the United States government.

A considerable percentage of the the visits Mega's holding page was receiving derived from U.S. authorities. "All FBI agents pressing reload hahaha... We see their IP addresses. LOL!!!" he tweeted.

"In the past, securely storing and transferring confidential information required the installation of dedicated software," said a message on Mega's holding page. "The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly. You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us."

Dotcom said in an interview with Reuters that content owners such as film studios may receive direct access to users' uploaded files "if they agree not to make us responsible for actions of users".

Mega's servers, expectantly, will not be hosted within the United States. The holding page urges more investors to inject their cash into the service. "We have raised sufficient funds to cover the launch, but we would like to provide Mega free of charge for as long as possible."


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    echondo , November 1, 2012 10:43 PM
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.


    There is a LOT more piracy on consoles than on PC, at least in my eyes. All you have to do is find the .iso or image of the game disc, crack your DVD drive in your xbox with a simple program, and load the game up. You can play online with the game as well, Halo 4 is already pirated and being played as we speak for the past week and Halo 4 isn't released until Nov. 6th.

    You obviously have NO IDEA what you're talking about.
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    accolite , November 1, 2012 9:36 PM
    Quote:
    You realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?


    Dont speak of what you know nothing of!!!

    To assume you would of made money off of something that was pirated is just a excuse or should I say to blame for poor products not selling well because of their lack ofquality.
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    acadia11 , November 1, 2012 9:11 PM
    I hope it's a pirate haven, shoe can flip off the studios.
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    acadia11 , November 1, 2012 9:11 PM
    I hope it's a pirate haven, shoe can flip off the studios.
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 9:26 PM
    I have never used Megaupload. I found the ads to be intrusive and downright unsafe, worse than those generic porn sites if I do say so. Sure you can get adblock but with ads like that then what does that say about security. I 1000 times prefer mediafire.
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 9:35 PM
    Let's pirate some music. Oh no devs are going to shift to consoles.

    I mean, who the heck download games thru DDL and games aren't the only thing that can be pirated?
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    accolite , November 1, 2012 9:36 PM
    Quote:
    You realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?


    Dont speak of what you know nothing of!!!

    To assume you would of made money off of something that was pirated is just a excuse or should I say to blame for poor products not selling well because of their lack ofquality.
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    Dangi , November 1, 2012 9:49 PM
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.


    Yeah, and there is no piracy on consoles right ??

    Also do you know that Hollywood was created so that the movie produces didn't have to pay Edison the right to use his pattents on recording movement ??

    And the position of Dot.com is obvious because RIAA and company don't use common sense and sue the provider, as if people sued car companies for all the run overs there are. Or you sue the knife company for every person that is stabbed by one of their knifes.

    Common sense is the least common of all the senses
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 10:21 PM
    Games that DONT get milked and are of poor quality, who can you blame for wanting to "Pirate" it.

    If you want to blame anyone, blame the masses of iditic nimrods who buy these crappy, poor quality F (Fail quality) games, music, and movies. If Dipshits keep buying low quality goods, they will continue to produce it (Look at mcdonalds, and all the other Crappy food products aswell)
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    echondo , November 1, 2012 10:43 PM
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.


    There is a LOT more piracy on consoles than on PC, at least in my eyes. All you have to do is find the .iso or image of the game disc, crack your DVD drive in your xbox with a simple program, and load the game up. You can play online with the game as well, Halo 4 is already pirated and being played as we speak for the past week and Halo 4 isn't released until Nov. 6th.

    You obviously have NO IDEA what you're talking about.
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    alidan , November 1, 2012 11:06 PM
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.


    no, they are moveing to consoles because its easier to program for 1 than it is to program for everything.

    piracy is a convenent excuse, not a fact.

    piracy has been there from day one, and places that use to rent software also had floppy discs to sell to.

    echondoThere is a LOT more piracy on consoles than on PC, at least in my eyes. All you have to do is find the .iso or image of the game disc, crack your DVD drive in your xbox with a simple program, and load the game up. You can play online with the game as well, Halo 4 is already pirated and being played as we speak for the past week and Halo 4 isn't released until Nov. 6th.You obviously have NO IDEA what you're talking about.


    nah, piracy on consoles is harder, more involved, and a lower % than the pc, but you are right, with the 360 you can play online if you use the right things, something you cant to on a pc unless the game has been cracked 100%

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    JOSHSKORN , November 1, 2012 11:38 PM
    paniniYou realise piracy is one of the main reasons devs are shifting to consoles, right?Even if it's a big company losing money to piracy, the actual devs will get hurt even more since their success depends on how much money the game made them.If nobody pirated Skyrim we would definitely be seeing more DLC by now.

    You're an idiot. You can hack a PS3 or XBOX 360 to play burned copies. Your "theory" about why devs don't make PC games doesn't hold up.
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    vigorvermin , November 2, 2012 2:11 AM
    accoliteDont speak of what you know nothing of!!!To assume you would of made money off of something that was pirated is just a excuse or should I say to blame for poor products not selling well because of their lack ofquality.


    maybe that's true for bigger companies, but piracy would destroy a company like mine with only a couple thousand purchases a year in a niche market. You can look at a lot of small businesses like this with software tools like mine that people pirate and it's truly crippling them.

    Piracy is bad, period. It may not hurt big business as much as they whine about it, but it destroys small ones.
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    madjimms , November 2, 2012 2:25 AM
    vigorverminmaybe that's true for bigger companies, but piracy would destroy a company like mine with only a couple thousand purchases a year in a niche market. You can look at a lot of small businesses like this with software tools like mine that people pirate and it's truly crippling them. Piracy is bad, period. It may not hurt big business as much as they whine about it, but it destroys small ones.

    Looks like I won't be buying anything from your company...
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    Anonymous , November 2, 2012 7:22 AM
    It's ok, his company is horseshit. Thats why we havn't heard of it before.

    Keep selling girlscout cookies. We don't care.
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    tomfreak , November 2, 2012 7:34 AM
    I am not sure why he wanna put the focus on NZ, may be he should put on the whole world instead.
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    bin1127 , November 2, 2012 1:34 PM
    accoliteDont speak of what you know nothing of!!!To assume you would of made money off of something that was pirated is just a excuse or should I say to blame for poor products not selling well because of their lack ofquality.


    There is that. But still different from saying it's right to steal.
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    dark_lord69 , November 2, 2012 1:41 PM
    Fair prices reduce piracy. Developers are charging too much for games.
    And how much do you want to bet that the games for the new consoles will be $69.99 each.
    I think even $59.99 is too high, so for me to buy it, the game must be top quality A+ rating. Excellent reviews from critics keep you from waisting your money. Also, wait for the game to age and become a best seller before you buy the game I've paid $20 each for some of the best games and the games aren't any different I just didn't play them when everyone else was.

    I think Torchlight and Torchlight 2 are priced much more fairly and likely enjoy a lower rate of piracy due to the fair pricing. (don't get me wrong, I KNOW they are being pirated)
    Another example are some of the deals on Steam. Those game packs can offer lots of games at a great price.

    I don't think people nessisarily want to pirate a game but do you really want to risk buying Duke Nukem Forever at a full price? Probably not...
    Poor quality games (I believe) are more likely to experience a higher piracy rate.

    I have friends that used to pirate stuff non-stop. Now we've all got jobs and just buy the games we want we are just more careful about picking the best ones.
    As for movies we use Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and rentals from XBox, vudu, redbox and PS3 so no need to pirate there...
    For music we use ivave.com (dirt cheap, high quality MP3's)

    Risk is at 0 when you don't pirate.
    I encourage you all to use cheap alternatives instead of piracy.
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    dauntekong , November 2, 2012 2:38 PM
    Movies... pirated
    PC Games/Software... pirated
    Game Consoles... pirated

    Face it, anything digital is pirated.

    Yo Ho Yo Ho, a pirates life for ME!
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    cats_Paw , November 5, 2012 7:38 AM
    Stop this Drama. There is no way to Explain to a uninformed person why and how piracy works.
    Its like trying to explain to your dog that he can ue the toilet. And Those who blame Poor quality games on piracy, there are still many great games coming out every year, they are just from small studios, with small budget, and no means to advertise their products. This is where searching for them yourself comes in.

    If you want to bitch about how bad the world is, be my guest, but i like to spend that time more in looking for good games (Amnesia, Witcher 2, Tribes Ascend are some examples for me).

    If people want to buy call of duty number 200, medal of honor "WarCreatureFighter" and other stuff like that, its their money, so be my guest, but please, dont try to tell us (PC gamers) where our problem is if you are not a PC gamer as well. Its like a biologist talking about quantum mecanics...

    We are supposed to be helping each other here guys, not trying to prove who is smarter.
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    cats_Paw , November 5, 2012 7:44 AM
    On a side note, i do agree prices are way off. I agree to pay 60 Euros for a game that is Baldurs Gate long. But NO WAY im paying 60 Euros for a 4-6 hour gameplay game. I mean... come on, you get with 60 Euros on steam right now, go for the best deals and you can end up with 20 games, each 10 hour long. So, 200 hours, WOW...

    Then you can get Oblivion, or skyrim, for 60 Euros, and you still get 200+ hours of gameplay. So in this case, yes, fair deal.
    But paying 60 E for a call of duty? well, not for me at least. Besides, you can always bitch about piracy, but you will find out that Great games sell well even years later (there are still copies of Broodwar, Baldurs gate, Crysis 1, etc getting sold).

    If you want to know how good a game is, look at how long it takes for the price to drop. (For example, now in Poland, dragon age II is cheaper than Dragon Age 1, and i think most of us know why).

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