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Well, if you can’t beat ‘em… Finnish games developer RedLynx is releasing limited versions of its own games on the day of release to P2P f…

Trials, the game from RedLynx that's available free on P2P sites

Well, if you can’t beat ‘em… Finnish games developer RedLynx is releasing limited versions of its own games on the day of release to P2P file-sharing sites in the hope that gamers will shell out for a full version.

Speaking at the Develop Liverpool conference on Thursday (via Gamesindustry.biz), CEO Tero Virtala revealed that the latest version of its Flash-based PC and Xbox game Trials, normally $9.99 via download, is free via BitTorrent sites and the like — but the pirated version has no access to online leaderboards where gamers compare scores, which Virtala says is essential to fully enjoy the game.

In an unusual blast of pragmatism from a content owner, he says: “Piracy is here, so how can we take advantage of that?… That game relies really heavily on the server side

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