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The joke's on you, game pirates. 

The Sims 4 is the newest edition of the popular life simulation franchise, and everyone is dying to play it—even people who are less than willing to pony the $60 to play it.

Maxis, the development team behind The Sims, seemed to know that a few frugal individuals would try illegally download the game rather than buy it. So, the company added a funny bug that makes your pirated Sims 4 experience a little blurry.

In The Sims, whenever your character disrobes, a mosaic pixel effect covers up their private parts. In the pirated version, those pixels start to grow and grow until it fills the entire screen.

This isn’t the first time a game developer has deliberately glitched up pirated games. One funny example is being unable to glide in Batman: Arkham Asylum. A forum poster was complaining about being unable to glide on his PC version of the game. The developer literally could not have responded better:

“The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free.

It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code.”

Mirror’s Edge also did it right by having the player slow down before a big jump. That one may be a bit sadistic.

Either way kids, don’t pirate games.

H/T StrategyInformer | Image via The Sims 4

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