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"One of the things that I find frustrating is that PC gamers tend to be very passionate, and they love the people that make great PC games. If you ask any PC gamer what they think of John Carmack, they'll say he's a hero. What do they think of Tim Sweeney? He's a hero. Ken Levine is a hero. And yet many of them, sadly, will go and steal from them. I just don't get that, I really don't."

I love that part, and its true too. PC gamers show support and know certain people by name. The closest thing to that on consoles is halo fans knowing bungie.


Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/article_dis...icle_id=137500
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Let the redundant arguments commence!
    
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Why do the PC makers allways use the term "steal"? It's not like the regular gamer is hacking into the companies mainframe and ripping all the stuff to his hard drive. I know a guy who used to download games via torrents and he was never familiar with the term "PC game piracy".
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I partly agree with him, but in USA with current economic problems, majority of gamers dont have the money to drop on the games they want. I dont know much about other countries.
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Why do the PC makers allways use the term "steal"? It's not like the regular gamer is hacking into the companies mainframe and ripping all the stuff to his hard drive. I know a guy who used to download games via torrents and he was never familiar with the term "PC game piracy".
Because it is stealing?
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Why do the PC makers allways use the term "steal"? It's not like the regular gamer is hacking into the companies mainframe and ripping all the stuff to his hard drive. I know a guy who used to download games via torrents and he was never familiar with the term "PC game piracy".
Well that guy is extremely ignorant. And technically it is stealing, whether it doesn't feel as bad as you're not literally doing it in person, it is still effectively stealing. But the idea of piracy has got a bit out of hand, because technically its stealing to borrow a game off a friend and install it, or rip a friends cd, which I'm sure most people have done.

It's all about money

PS- title needs fixing rick
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I hope they make it so difficult the pirates cry themselves to sleep. The idiocy of people thinking it's ok to pirates game is laughable and then try and justify it.
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Why do the PC makers allways use the term "steal"? It's not like the regular gamer is hacking into the companies mainframe and ripping all the stuff to his hard drive. I know a guy who used to download games via torrents and he was never familiar with the term "PC game piracy".
Does that guy just borrow them? No matter how you put it, at the end of the day it still stealing.
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Well that guy is extremely ignorant. And technically it is stealing, whether it doesn't feel as bad as you're not literally doing it in person, it is still effectively stealing. But the idea of piracy has got a bit out of hand, because technically its stealing to borrow a game off a friend and install it, or rip a friends cd, which I'm sure most people have done.

It's all about money

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Thanks for that.
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People are gonna pirate for a long long time to come. Deal with it and companies stop writing thease stupid articles, it doesnt do anything to stop them.
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