PlayStation SCEA Piracy Video – DO NOT PIRATE GAMES

This is a video released by SCEA and IDSA about piracy and shows the US Marshall’s raiding a home of a pirate who has been selling illegally copied games on the internet. Please do not download or copy illegal games.

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Preserving the history of PlayStation

The PlayStation Museum collects, studies, and interprets the hardware, video games, design, and all related materials regarding the history of the original Sony PlayStation game console. The PlayStation Museum is the longest-running active web resource dedicated solely to preserving the history of PlayStation.

On-line web resource
Beyond collecting and preserving such materials, the PlayStation Museum is a highly interactive, media-based educational web resource devoted to Sony PlayStation history.

Preserving the history of the games industry
Sony forever changed the video gaming landscape with the launch of the PlayStation. Without the support of game developers, the Sony PlayStation brand would not have been the success that it is. The PlayStation Museum strives to recognize the efforts, creative designs, and history of Sony PlayStation game developers.

With Developer Insights, the PlayStation Museum gives developers a platform to document and share in-depth their challenges and accomplishments in developing PlayStation video games. These exclusive insights are often publicized through major video game news outlets including GameSetWatch (a Gamasutra blog), Joystiq, and Kotaku. Developers often share with the PlayStation Museum their experiences, artwork, design documents, and other media with the goal of preserving their work and receiving recognition for their hard work and creativity. At no time will any media or experiences be shared with the public without the developer’s complete understanding, approval, and explicit consent.

Through social media channels, the PlayStation Museum promotes current and past developer projects. The PlayStation Museum has garnered support from developers and publishers worldwide with the same goal of preserving the history of PlayStation game development. Developers, former or current, include 989 Studios, Acclaim, Accolade, Activision, Argonaut, Blue Sky, Capcom, CAPS, Electronic Arts, Gray Matter, GT Interactive, Infogrames, Namco, Naughty Dog, Neversoft, Player 1, Psygnosis, Realtime Associates, Runecraft, SCE Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Studios America, Squaresoft, Universal Studios Interactive, Viacom New Media, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Visual Concepts, and more.

Support the PlayStation Museum with word of mouth
The PlayStation Museum relies heavily on word of mouth within the game development community to support the efforts of historical game preservation. If you were a developer of Sony PlayStation games and would like to participate in documenting your experiences with Sony’s machine or know someone who would be interested, please contact the PlayStation Museum today.

The PlayStation Museum works and shares knowledge with the International Center for the History of Electronic Games’ eGameRevolution exhibit. The PlayStation Museum worked closely with the International Center for the History of Electronic Games and the Strong National Museum of Play to display an exhibit dedicated to PlayStation game development with the assistance of former developers from Sony Imagesoft. This exhibit encourages people to learn and understand the history of PlayStation game development.

The future
The PlayStation Museum seeks to ensure that present and future generations can explore the history of PlayStation, understand how Sony PlayStation began and evolved, appreciate who played what roles in that evolution, and grasp the impact that Sony PlayStation had on society. The PlayStation Museum actively supports the efforts of the Strong National Museum of Play.

“Things move so fast in the game industry that developers are always in danger of forgetting their roots. Thanks to the PlayStation Museum and other indie efforts to preserve our history, new generations of developers can learn from the experience of the ones who came before… and old gamers can enjoy reminiscing, too. Good work, guys.”
Ernest Adams, founder of the International Game Developers’ Association


  1. @klaudkil I agree about piracy but what industry are you talking about? If you're a developer link plz, if not plz don't talk about things you don't understand.

  2. @klaudkil you do realize that you just claimed that getting your games in anyway other then buying the physical product is destroying the industry right? so why do you hate people who for example download expansions for their games put out by the developers? thats downloading. or how about people who buy digital copy's of the entire games through services like steam, is steam destroying the industry?

    also since you said our industry please name the game developer you work for

  3. @zidaneff ironically nowadays people do this stuff for fun. like the global game jam.

    and i agree that $70 is way to much for a used game though its also to high for a new game

  4. Awesome video. I'll have to spot it on my podcast. People who pirate games do not realize they are hurting people who play games for life… Such as those of us who have been playing since 1978 until we die. Pirating can not be defended. Okay, you want to ;'back-up' your game. Do so, do NOT sell it or trade it!

    I've heard so many excuses. Hey, if you're broke, do you steal food or clothes too? Things you DO need. You do not NEED a video game, movie or music.

  5. ps1 games are old. you cant buy them any more so why wouldnt i burn myself a copy??

  6. So thats why they put the back pant on the bottom of the disc

  7. This video is like a PSA from Sony Computer Entertainment America and IDSA getting games offline are bad so get the games from Ebay

  8. The sad thing is that n64 games run like fucking shit on emulation and ps1 games have no problems at all =/ and yes I know n64 is catridge based and ps1 is disc based I'm not fucking stupid -_-

  9. @warrengonline: You said that because you don't live in a third world country. Right here you have to pay almost U$S500 for a PS3 or XBOX360!!! U$S 100 dollars for one game! even ps2 games! That's why we used pirate copies. Besides Sony or Microsoft DON'T CARE about 3rd world countries, they just want to sell games to Japan, USA and Europe. You can trace that since the NES. We can play games because of Modchips and piracy. Also, Sony surely knows they still sellthe ps2 because it can be hacked

  10. Please do not what? Look at the description!

  11. I'm kinda glad that you have to buy new games next gen, to many companys are either dieing or becoming more safe meaning less original games, if everyone buys them from psn or Xboxlive hopefuly sony and microsoft will lower prices fast, and then the developers gain money and can do more chancy games!

  12. Bahahaha I seriously doubt Sony would care about people downloading and bootlegging PS1 games now since the console is 18-19 years old.

  13. It is NOT illegal to make a backup of media you own. However, it is illegal under the DMCA to circumvent DRM of any form in doing that.

  14. for me piracy does not cease to exist until the stores give a fair price for the sale of the game

  15. "Making a copy of a PlayStation game is absolutely illegal" This statement is a lie. According to United States copyright law the consumer has the right to create a copy for the purpose of personal back up. This is why no one ever got slapped with a multimillion dollar lawsuit for ripping their CDs to MP3 and cramming them onto their ipod. This portion of the law applies to all software including games, movies, music, apps, ect. It is, however, illegal to distribute copies.

  16. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you!

  17. Hahahaha i have typed how to pirate PSVita games and the first video was this 😀

  18. Its not Illegal to Pirate (In the U.S.) But it's Illegal to sell pirated games.

  19. I'm like the first to comment in over a year, but oh well.

     I wonder if piracy laws include content spread over a long time. Such as downloading a NES games because the original is no longer printed and obtainable. PS2 games, for example, are no longer printed and physical copies are becoming rarer and rarer. Developers are becoming defunct (the ultimate fate as no developer company will last forever) so money will not ultimately go to them.

     I suggest time presents a factor in piracy legality,

  20. I always preferred original copies anyways.

  21. HAHA the fuck! HARDCORE GAMER = Buys games over actually playing them, I'm glad i download what a waste of money even these 1 year developed games are so not worth it.

  22. Without DRM, this does not Sit well for Game Manufacturers.

  23. I made a pirate game but I would never sell it I only made it for experimental purposes only (It was Sonic CD For Sega CD making to run on a PC)

  24. gota love this type of fear mongering bullshit. making statements like "copying any game is illegal" is intentionally mis-informative as you are allowed by law to make backups of your software.

  25. I’d just download a psx emu get its bios then get a rom off the internet

  26. You can make fake Playstation CDs.* You just can't sell them.
    *In the U.S.

  27. The problem with piracy is that the software companies and developers still make millions of dollars from legit sales.

  28. Just like my cousin says : The problem with video game companies is that instead of hiring those 'Patchers' and turn them into Programmers they put them in Jail.

    Btw He used to Patch Amiga and PS1 games (HE PATCHED GAMES, BUT DIDN'T SOLD ANY COPIES!)

  29. You know what's also illegal Sony? Installing rootkits onto peoples PC's when they're just trying to listen to music you released.
    And what's even more illegal is releasing a software that claims to remove it, only to install more rootkits.

  30. 1:11 tHe LaW dOeSnT wOrK tHaT wAy

    Last time I checked its completely legal to back up a game you bought

  31. I always buy and play real video games. I've never played any pirated video games at all.
    Greetings from Ireland 🇮🇪

  32. Bullshit. Now you buy one game on Stadia you can play it on your tv, pc, tablet, laptop, cellphone. You have no physical disc. What was illegal before now its legal, so stupid plus you can share your account with people just like Netflix. Its like when weed was illegal people went to prison for years for minor possession, now its legal almost everywhere. This shit is annoying

  33. 98% of my library is original for me but i have a small percentage of pirated or reproduction in my collection. Im sorry but im not paying 300 dollars just to play one game. Or hundreds of dollars for the other expensive and rare titles out there.

  34. Of course selling pirated game is illegal but making backups without selling them its fine thats how these old console is playable from this day,people upload pirated games on YouTube and they don't even sell it they just use it for experimental purposes only and people sees those videos and go back to their original because they wanna have more fun after they watched that video and mp3 audio is fine your not allowed to sell them but its okay to keep them for yourself 90% of the people rarely know pirated copies exist so still they make profit plus the companies sue people who pirated games just to increase their net worth and make other games that will soon become crappy like when sonic was very fun until sonic boom and sonic forces (it made me kinda disappointed) but its still okay to make backups for yourself and this whole statement about developers like dude there are millions of developers exist Playstation actually use their money to pay more developers for more hiring staff and like sonic mania the developers hired hackers and fan made developers that worked on fan made sonic games and made sonic mania cool and playable without glitches plus the songs were cool but Playstation had some crappy games dont get me wrong they have good games but fr some people care about games that are widely played and talked about so no one cares if you pirated a game for yourself in 2021 there are new consoles so Playstation think before taking actions of people.

  35. Idk man those cds at the customs looked pretty convincing

  36. The whole irony of it is now, is that you look at the NES mini, SNES mini, PS1 Mini, Megadrive 1 Mini, Megadrive 2 Mini, C64 mini, A500 mini consoles, what do they run? ROMs! Roms of games that are over 30 odd years old or in the case of the C64 and A500 minis, they're 40 to 50 years old AND you can mod them pretty easily to add more games. Hell, the people who created the Amiga 500 mini actually ALLOW you to add more rom games onto there via USB!

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