Prior to the internet there was no piracy as we have now, you just traded games with friends in a closed circle. Also not everyone was willing to share.
You had to know at least one person who knew about computer games. The law regarding digital copyright was still revised.
Laws became stricter, pirating became easier.
Originally Posted by fazio93
Well, I'm a high school student and I can tell you that that statement is not accurate at all. Nowadays the only thing that kids expect from their PC's is to be able to go on Facebook. 99% prefer to be on XBL or PSN with all of their other friends playing Call of Duty. That's just the way it is. Jeez, most of them think that Call of Duty has "amazing graphics"....
On net cafÃ©s i see 8-12 year olds playing counterstrike like pros.
It also has to do with the parents computer literacy. A console would be easier if the parents have no idea. But pcs have become much better and cheaper now. Also older games are the best for the kids. I am sure the kid will be enchanted with an old adventure game.
I started pc gaming (had experience with amiga prior to that) in the start of the 90s, when i was 13. We did not have a pc (they were expensive) but when we got one, i became a pc player. Had only a short break with the dreamcast. There are opposite cases where young pc gamers turned to console gamers and forgot how to use the keyboard for games.
EA started publishing countless sports simulators, forcing players to buy the same thing every year. If people stopped buying fifa 11 because they own fifa 10 who is to blame? At least they should pay less for an upgrade.