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How do PC/Mac games detect piracy?

I was recently reading an article about clever ways programmers have protected their games from pirates, such as the creators of Game Dev Tycoon. This made me curious: how do they detect that the copy ...
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How can I minimize the chances of my game getting pirated?

I am planning to make a small game in the near future. How can I minimize the chances of it being pirated?
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Has piracy ever resulted in a developer getting shut down?

Has piracy EVER resulted in a developer getting shut down? That is, has piracy ever been so detrimental that it brought about the downfall of a game studio? If I were to release a game, should I be ...
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Simple Anti-piracy techniques [duplicate]

I'm releasing a game soon and thinking about adding some simple anti-piracy techniques. It's an offline adventure game but I'm thinking of doing a quick background check on startup for updates if ...