Originally Posted by OwnedINC
You're doing the same thing the industry does, Piracy =/= Lost Sales.
Not at a 1:1 ratio, but there are absolutely people who pirate copies of things they would have bought if they couldn't pirate it, I personally know a couple people like this. Those are
lost sales. Even if it's only 10% of the people pirating that would of paid, that's still a huge amount of money denied from the people who put a lot of hard work into the product. Pirating is not a good thing, however you swing it.
Games need to start intertwining more with Steam/Origin for key game functions like putting a battlelog-like launch platform in the Steam client, or having frequent updates that are only linked to the game via Origin, where any install sans-Origin wouldn't be able to link the update to the game. DRM needs to get smarter, not more restrictive.Edited by -Apocalypse- - 12/8/11 at 7:53am