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No, a Pirate, pirates a game because its free, if there was no option they'd be force to buy it.
Not if the game sucks.

I know plenty of people that pirated Crysis at launch and pretty much hated it (I'm talking a wide-spread consensus) so when these handful of people bad mouthed the game without paying for it in the first place then THAT caused Crytek to lose sales.

Did Piracy cause them to lose sales? Yes...indirectly.

When it comes down to numbers the Pirates weren't going to be customers in the first place so its just $0.00 anyway you look at it. It didn't hurt their product in any way because the game was already developed, packaged, and shipped and hit the store shelves.

The game itself by a majority vote has far too many Cons than Pros:

Pros:
-State of the art graphics

-Neat-o weapons and weapon system

-Nice implentation of suit functions

Cons:
-No system can fully enjoy the state of the art graphics

-Multiplayer is pathetic at best and riddled with hackers

-The AI was promised to be "Revolutionary" but even on the hardest difficulty they're not too hard to beat

-Single Player was a lacking experience...granted there were pretty graphics but the story line was found the be "Meh"

All in all considering how much hype this game had it was a HUGE let-down by hardcore nerds such as myself.

And like I said ... I despise piracy but if you get a hundred people to pirate it and the quality of the game itself sucks word of mouth kills the game through piracy.

Either-way Piracy is bad for business but if they released Crysis on say the Playstation or Xbox the sales numbers (And don't take me literal on this) would probably have been the same.

Why? The game just wasn't that great...
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OMG! Halo 2!!! O.O
LoL where'd Halo 2 come from in all of this?
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Pics look bad ass. I can see the face on the handguns too, lol.
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No, a Pirate, pirates a game because its free, if there was no option they'd be force to buy it.
some people cant or own't buy it, there are pirates that will never be customers... but the trick is, either give yourself up to steam, or make a fantastic multiplayer... then piracy doesn't work half as well...
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some people cant or own't buy it, there are pirates that will never be customers... but the trick is, either give yourself up to steam, or make a fantastic multiplayer... then piracy doesn't work half as well...
Yeah what he said ^^

Anyway when it comes to games that suck (Crysis) theres really nothing you can do about it...sales are affected by quality of the product - they can moan about piracy but they know they failed with Crysis.

The only type of games that are hurt by Piracy are the Single-Player only sets like Oblivion/The Witcher/Knight of the Old Republic/ETC...

IMO as stated above everyone needs to get with STEAM or just get out of the game...its sad but true (And it protects your investment)


P.S.

I don't think Crysis is a bad game exactly but given all the hype I was sorely dissappointed because it didn't deliver 10% of what it promised. Dunno if everyone else feels that way or not
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To be perfectly honest, I used to pirate games purely because I couldn't justify spending money on a game I wasn't sure I would like. That has changed now that I am a more educated gamer, and also earn a nice paycheck each week. Perhaps developers should really be promoting demos to try and combat this "Try before buy" approach, which usually ends up in someone keeping the game, henceforth becoming a pirate. hmm..
    
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Going to wait for it.. Looks fun game.

Only problem is that here in Estonia E8400 costs same as two computer games ( games are too expensive ).
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man, warhead looks righteous. GO PSYCHO!!
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Yeah what he said ^^

Anyway when it comes to games that suck (Crysis) theres really nothing you can do about it...sales are affected by quality of the product - they can moan about piracy but they know they failed with Crysis.

The only type of games that are hurt by Piracy are the Single-Player only sets like Oblivion/The Witcher/Knight of the Old Republic/ETC...

IMO as stated above everyone needs to get with STEAM or just get out of the game...its sad but true (And it protects your investment)


P.S.

I don't think Crysis is a bad game exactly but given all the hype I was sorely dissappointed because it didn't deliver 10% of what it promised. Dunno if everyone else feels that way or not
cant say i do, i thought it was suberp. but it is an open ended type game if u go the "wrong" ways you will completely bypass all the action, which is the point in playing the game to me, to get "KNEE DEEP IN THE DEAD"
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