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Poll Results: Is Pach-Attack possibly right?

 
  • 96% (96)
    Possibly, Activision is the devil
  • 4% (4)
    Wrong, Activision cares about the ppl who buy their game and won't be first to start 70 dollar trend
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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Your view of crysis is also disgusting.
By saying the game is a benchmark and not an actual game is disgusting?

Care to explain further?
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post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
Crytek didnt use hardly any anti piracy measures for Crysis and doom 3 was out on torrent sites before it was on shelves .. so yea in these cases it mattered. Crysis was going to be a PC triliogy but those plans got canned due to piracy. Cry about it all u want but yes it does have a real affect on the market.

And ...
Being one who has developed a Crysis mod, I am very familiar with sandbox and the way Crysis works. I think PC gamers will be pleasantly suprised when it comes out. The reason we havent seen more about the PC version is because crytek doesnt want console gamers to see HOW MUCH BETTER it will be on PC.
Crytek's CEO coming out and blaming poor "sales" for crysis due to piracy is the biggest joke i've ever heard of.
How about the fact that the game was only playable on 30% of the PC Market? I think that would make a difference don't you think? If 70% of your market doesn't have the hardware to run the game, how do you think game sales will be (again im just estimating the % as an example, not actual facts/numbers)

86,633 in 2 weeks of launch beat its projected sales numbers
1 million sold after 2 months
3 million as of March 2010, when the PC Gaming market had computers that could finally begin to play the game.

One of the best selling PC games ever released, exceeding their sales numbers, and making the game profitable.

Cevat Yerli can come up with all the excuses he wishes, the fact of the matter is they released a game that's requirements were at least 1 year ahead of the mainstream market.

But he just used piracy as an excuse to make it so Crysis 2 doesn't have to follow up Crysis in terms of graphics, and can be dumbed down for consoles for more profit.

He just doesn't want to spend another 23 mil developing a game when he can spend half of it to get subpar graphics and more $$
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by azianai View Post
Crytek's CEO coming out and blaming poor "sales" for crysis due to piracy is the biggest joke i've ever heard of.
How about the fact that the game was only playable on 30% of the PC Market? I think that would make a difference don't you think? If 70% of your market doesn't have the hardware to run the game, how do you think game sales will be (again im just estimating the % as an example, not actual facts/numbers)

86,633 in 2 weeks of launch beat its projected sales numbers
1 million sold after 2 months
3 million as of March 2010, when the PC Gaming market had computers that could finally begin to play the game.

One of the best selling PC games ever released, exceeding their sales numbers, and making the game profitable.

Cevat Yerli can come up with all the excuses he wishes, the fact of the matter is they released a game that's requirements were at least 1 year ahead of the mainstream market.

But he just used piracy as an excuse to make it so Crysis 2 doesn't have to follow up Crysis in terms of graphics, and can be dumbed down for consoles for more profit.

He just doesn't want to spend another 23 mil developing a game when he can spend half of it to get subpar graphics and more $$
This absolutely.

He even admitted after his piracy rant that Crysis sold almost double the predictions. They made a ton of money, well above what they expected, so no piracy had nothing to do with it.
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post #24 of 42
I also wanted to add that Pachter did NOT at any time say that "Activision is a greedy company."

He simply said that he could see Activision charging more for a "first week" launch of the game, because they know their customers.
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post #25 of 42
Yes, they are. Very much so.
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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
Crytek didnt use hardly any anti piracy measures for Crysis and doom 3 was out on torrent sites before it was on shelves .. so yea in these cases it mattered. Crysis was going to be a PC triliogy but those plans got canned due to piracy. Cry about it all u want but yes it does have a real affect on the market.
Baaawww more, Crytek. that's all I have to say.

Do you see Valve QQing about piracy? No. They just release the game, and whatever happens happens. They don't saddle us with absurd DRM or go crying to Microsoft for some console releases.
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post #26 of 42
i refuse to pay over $50 for a game. anything above that is absurd. If games go to $99/title i see myself quitting gaming almost altogether.

I think they forget who it is who pays for these games, it's either kids around 14-18 or their parents. Do you think kids can pay $99 for a title every couple months? most wouldn't be able to.


Activision is Activision's worst enemy.
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post #27 of 42
you know its bad when EA is almost a angel compared to Activision.
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post #28 of 42
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you know its bad when EA is almost a angel compared to Activision.
Yeah, we need more companies like EA who actually care about games. Never thought I'd say this.
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post #29 of 42
Personally, its upsetting to me because activision clouds the market with crappy COD games that are all very similar but the average gamer falls victim to activisions massive advertising budget. Without activision pushing the same COD game down everyones throats every year there would be room for other, more creative games to flurish.
    
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
I don't know why everyone gets so upset, just don't buy them and they will become cheaper. They will only sell them for what you are willing to pay. I have come to the age where I no longer care about getting a game the day it comes out or even the year it comes out. I don't own any activision games and this is probably why.
Here in Canada we have already seen $70 games and our dollar has been near or on par for years now.
I bought BFBC2 and Vietnam for $12 total and that is the game I'm playing the most right now.
Yeah I would have to agree with you on this one.. the only reason I had COD MW2 the day it came out is the wife surprised me with it.. either then that I can wait until prices come down/steam sales on the games that I do want to pick them up.
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