Originally Posted by byardz
This is why big budget Crysis esque hardware pushing PC exclusives are a dying breed, you can bring up that consoles get pirated as well. When in reality the piracy levels on consoles is magnitudes smaller than that of PC, not mention you need to actually mod the hardware inside the console (most don't know how to do this) and run the risk of getting your console bricked from MS or Sony.
This game was also $10, so don't bring up the whole price argument as a reason to justify piracy.
No wonder why Rockstar doesn't want to release GTA V on the PC.
Thank you, pirates!
Mod edit: Incorrect post format. Please quote the first paragraph of the article.
Let me rebut you for a moment.
Originally Posted by Gamespot
Struthers said he is not aware of specific piracy figures for Hotline Miami, but regardless, he is not particularly perturbed by the illegal downloading. In fact, developer Jonatan Söderström even released a legitimate patch for pirated versions of Hotline Miami because "he didn't want people playing the buggy version of his game however they got it."
The developers know about the piracy, they have stated they do not mind it, and have even helped pirates get the game running AND released a patch for the pirated version. The game has also sold through 130,000 copies, making it a HUGE success for a game that small. 130,000 copies would be terrible for a game like Call of Duty that cost $100 million to make. For a game made by basically two people that is a huge success.
I don't know why byardz
has such an axe to grind with piracy but his assertions that piracy is "why we can't have nice things" is just false. Gaming is a more diverse and successful industry than at any other time in its past, ESPECIALLY on PC.
EDIT: I want to clarify that I do not support piracy and I think that it is wrong. I have spent a ton of money on games, more than I ever should have, and have hundreds of games on Steam, over 40 on GOG.com, and plenty of boxed copies from before the digital revolution. I just don't like the misrepresentation people like byardz
try to sell to people about how piracy is ruining the industry and is responsible for the end of gaming. It is just not true.