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Bigger than DVDs, bigger than cinema box office, bigger than music and bigger than books, the video games industry is big business.

With global software revenues exceeding $50bn (£32bn) per annum, and predicted to rise to $90bn per annum by 2015, it is the largest entertainment industry in the world
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This is great news for the UK videogames and animation production industry!

Also, take note that this is NOT a politics thread. Posting about politics is against the rules. Don't do it!
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To think they are pissing and crying over 100,000 copies pirated when they are making that kind of cash.....boy do I wish I was in that position hahaha.


Good news for the UK though....I find as years go by I hate newer games and play the old games from the 90s-2005 more and more.
    
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Oh man, piracy is killing the media industry. rolleyes.gif /sarcasm
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It's great news for me as there will probably be enough jobs in the industry when I graduate!
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That's it?

They're so right, Piracy is killing the gaming industry.

Also must be killing the music industry.

The movie industry as well, let us not forget them.


I mean, it's sure coincidence that the last couple of years have been the most profitable since the inception of their industries.
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Well, it's hard to feel sorry for the guys with the big guns, but the smaller guys get hit pretty hard. If they sell 10k copies but 50k get pirated they're pretty down about it.
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Yeah, but since when did the 'smaller guys' lose that many sales over piracy?
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Well, it's hard to feel sorry for the guys with the big guns, but the smaller guys get hit pretty hard. If they sell 10k copies but 50k get pirated they're pretty down about it.

Just want to make sure, but, your example seems to assume more get pirated than actually sell.
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People are taking video games seriously now. Lets hope they realize how bad consoles are..
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Well, it's hard to feel sorry for the guys with the big guns, but the smaller guys get hit pretty hard. If they sell 10k copies but 50k get pirated they're pretty down about it.

Last I checked, Indie's were flourishing. Indie movies are more popular than ever, Indie music is same as ever, a dedicated fan base...

As for Indie games, well, cmon dude,

Minecraft, Dear Esther, Natural Selection 2, Amnesia, Mount & Blade.

This is just to name a few Indie games that are wildly successful. The Indie market is booming as well, more than ever.
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