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Great Article!
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A) Pirating an xbox360 and WII games are a lot easier than PC
B) Piracy existed even before Bittorent, people used to share game disks or download via P2P
C) How do they expect people not to pirate if some games bypass US$100 here???(MGS4,GTA IV were $120 here!!!! )

I guess developers need to put their efforts into making as much bug free games as possible at launch, not releasing buggy games for $120 here (GTA IV PC anyone?)

Every digital content can be stolen, but that doesn't mean you should stop making digital contents

I don't support piracy, just my thoughts
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Originally Posted by Kuntz View Post
I like when Hollywood released their little anti-piracy ads with the stuntman dude who was basically crying because he was out of work from pirates, when 2 months later Hollywood posts its largest and most successful revenue year ever. So what is it Hollywood, is piracy hurting you or helping you?

Piracy is free advertising, free advertising is priceless.
free advertising is good you're right. but then again free products don't help you.

if you make less money because rather then having someone buy your product they take the product doesn't help at all and with the way companies work if they don't make as much money from a product they then have incentive to not make anymore products.
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I'm sure it affects it some but if the game is really that good wouldn't you want the real deal that way you can get patches ect.

And I think they release buggy games on purpose so that a patches are needed to curb the pirated game.
Edited by USFORCES - 12/19/08 at 12:00am
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I'm sure it affects it some but if the game is really that good wouldn't you want the real deal that way you can get patches ect.

And I think they release buggy games on purpose so that a patches are needed to curb the pirated game.
I'm totally fine with this little head game. I've purchased games for this reason... however it will sometimes cause me to hold off my purchase until the first price reduction, and thus the first or second patch.
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This is a great article if people spend the time and read it. Takes information from past and present and generates logical conclusions and solutions I feel gamers can agree on. But there will always be people that will pirate because they feel they have a GOD given right to because of XYZ.
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THe "I don't have any money" argument doesn't even hold water. If you live in modern middle-class suburbia or even in fairly rural areas, there are always adults who need things done who don't have time to do them all.

Car Detailing, cleaning gutters, minor repairs, touch-up painting, cleaning garages, mowing lawns, clearing brush, trimming hedges, etc.

None ofof the above are 9-5 jobs and all are quite lucrative. Detailing a couple of cars will cover the cost of a video game. Also, what's wrong with getting it a few months later for a lot less?

Again, it's "I don't have to pay for it, so I won't." But on the other hand, kudos for being forthright about it. Regardless of your opinions, he makes a pretty strong case and actually uses some decent information and deductions to back up his thesis, as opposed to oh-so-popular uninformed opinions that count for SO much on the internet.

And a good lot of you, by your comments, make it clear you either didn't read the article or discounted it out of hand.
Edited by Mjolnir - 12/21/08 at 3:25pm
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He makes a good point about Steam, which a lot of people here seem to see as the savior to the piracy problem.
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stealing digital copies of games off the internet (via p2p ect.) is piracy, not theft. same with buying that game from china town, or even selling or distributing that game, going into a store and shoplifting (or something) the game, that's theft.

the only reason the ps3 isn't pirate (as often) is because blu-ray burners and disks are expensive and who wants to spend money to pirate? how many computers come with blu-ray drives? few. how many come with DVD drives? all (or most). if all consoles changed to blu-ray, it would solve console piracy (for now).

i still do not support any type of drm. now steam... that is a great idea.
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Here i'll examine piracy for you.

1. People don't have enough money to buy all the games they want.

2. They decide on which ones to buy depending on which ones their friends either enjoy most or are going to buy.

3. The ones that aren't going to be played by them and their friends goes on the pirate list and onto hamachi.

4. So even though they didn't buy the game, they had the chance to play it. Not that it's legal, just that people just dont have enough money. and by the time they get enough money a newer and more popular game is either just around the corner or just came out.
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