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So..basically instead of torrenting .iso's and such it will just turn into smaller add-on torrents. I'm not seeing how this makes the manufacturers win..
    
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There is no way that ray tracing will cut the price of game development that much. The actual 3D engine is a very small part of games in general (not easy to do, but it doesn't comprimise the whole game), and most games use engines they don't write anyway (UT3 egine, Source, etc...).
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wouldn't this just basically say they won? i mean honestly the reason they pirate is to get it for free, and what are they doing now? giving games away for free!! so they just let the pirates win on this one.
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Originally Posted by Halo2Vista View Post
wouldn't this just basically say they won? i mean honestly the reason they pirate is to get it for free, and what are they doing now? giving games away for free!! so they just let the pirates win on this one.
Not totally. While they get the core game for free all the goodies( and what people really want in the game in the first place) they will still need to buy.
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I'll admit as someone that has downloaded quite a few games, these games need to have great multiplayer if they want me to go out and buy the game.

Countless games I've downloaded I went and bought soon after because I liked the single player and heard the multiplayer was fun.
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Yeah, but that still makes you a filthy pirate and a stain on society, apparently. Who cares if the fact that you pirated those games lead to a sale. You got something for free and everyone else is jealous. You're that guy who cuts the queue, doesn't hold the door open and is sleeping with everyones wife.

I hope you're ashamed of yourself and your prudent planning and thrifty skillz. Now go and sit in the naughty corner and think about all those games that you thought were s**t that other snobby bast*rds insist you should have bought and paid for.
    
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I think that making good free games would be better, with the possibility to buy stuff in game. Just look at Project torque, you can buy licenced cars or just save up in game money and get the RP cars which are just as good.

I you like the game you'd probably wouldn't have a problem spending a few bucks on it especially if its free.
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First and last game I played like that was Gunbound. Started off really good, then rich kids got on and annhilated you. Plus, Koreans. Kicking arse, n'stuff.
    
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Yeah, but that still makes you a filthy pirate and a stain on society, apparently. Who cares if the fact that you pirated those games lead to a sale. You got something for free and everyone else is jealous. You're that guy who cuts the queue, doesn't hold the door open and is sleeping with everyones wife.

I hope you're ashamed of yourself and your prudent planning and thrifty skillz. Now go and sit in the naughty corner and think about all those games that you thought were s**t that other snobby bast*rds insist you should have bought and paid for.
wow, so i guess he wont be getting a sticker for honesty?
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Piracy doesn't cost them anything, their just QQing. If someone is going to pirate a game they wouldn't buy it in the first place. It's not like they are taking money, they are just duping something at no cost to the company.
You are wrong, and naive if you think that..

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First and last game I played like that was Gunbound. Started off really good, then rich kids got on and annhilated you. Plus, Koreans. Kicking arse, n'stuff.
Thats how these "free games" will be as well. No place for free accounts.
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