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...but let’s see if they put their money where they mouths are.

Since the release of a certain illegitimate BETA last week I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of support for the developer and the condemning of the download in general across the many forums I frequent and lurk. I’d say its as high as 80% in support and the rest seem to be a mixture of the cool kids who hate on Crysis and COD games due to their popularity and downright pirates.

So what do you think? Do you think the larger general consensus of PC gamers has changed over the last few years with their views on Piracy with people having realised that it is in fact killing off our hobby (as an excuses from developers or otherwise). With the lower prices of PC games and frankly bonkers Steam Sales I see no reason why Piracy should be rampant.

Hardcore PC gamers have the lowest install base but I think we also have the most dedicated. Look at the modding scene, its one of the things that makes the PC great. Or look at the team performance on BFBC2 absolutely killing PS3 and 360 put together for team commands. I really hope PC gaming carries on strong, and I think this year is an important one for developer attitude and support.

The real test to see if people are acting on this no tolerance for Piracy will be to see the launch sales figures for Crysis 2 and The Witcher 2 both of which have been the subject of various discussions on Piracy and DRM.

NOTE: PLEASE DON’T DISCUSS THE LEAK; I JUST WANT TO HERE YOUR OPINION ON THE ATTITUDE OF PC GAMERS TOWARDS PIRACY REDUCTION IN GENERAL.
Edited by mardon - 2/18/11 at 12:50am
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it's like when mw2 news broke out about the lack of PC features.

some people joined/started steam groups boycotting the game.
http://www.pwnem.com/t-mw2-boycott-fail

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I haven't downloaded it and never will. I don't pirate games. It's a shame for the community.

And I've heard people posting that they downloaded it to see how it would run on their system. They say it's justified. BS. It's based on principle. You don't tresspass inside your neighbor's house which has the open door and say it's ok because you won't steal anything. Principle.
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How did MW2 do on PC though? I imagine Black Ops did better?
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The only reason PC gamers supported this so much is simply because it's Crysis. If it were any other game I doubt it would have gotten such supposedly support.
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Crytek and PC go hand in hand and this is a huge release.

If it was AC Brother Hood would you say the support wouldn't be there?
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I hate all people who decide to pirate for the PC.
I mean it is killing the industry, and for the people that don't go against the rules and pirate, the people who respect the developers are just outnumbered by pirates.

I don't hate pirates as people.. because people can change, I just ask that for the people that respect the developers of the video games we play and pay for a good quailty experience, to take advantage of the masses of money that people pay for good hardware to run the latest games, to get awful ports (Splinter Cell: Conviction etc..).

PC gaming is what I preffer to play my games on, but I have thought countless times not to support the PC gaming industry anymore and just play games on consoles.

C'mon guys, and I don't want to hear the excuse "Oh.. well I just download it to see if it runs, or if it's any good.".
Because when devs. see that the game is being downloaded and they are not being supported they don't just say "Wait, they are just using the full game as a demo. They'll probably go out and buy it this week."

Just stating my opinion.
Edited by DannyTheGamer - 2/18/11 at 2:31am
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I can't play on xbox anymore now i'm used to Native 1080p I love a crisp image on my TV.

Things could change next gen when all games are 1080p though. I will miss the mods though.
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post
snip~~piracy mentioned.
just to let you know....edit that post unless you want to get an infraction
mods have already said if you admit to piracy you'll likely get a PM and an infraction

Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer View Post
I hate all people who decide to pirate for the PC.
I mean it is killing the industry, and for the people that don't go against the rules and pirate, the people who respect the developers are just outnumbered by pirates.

I don't hate pirates as people.. because people can change, I just ask that for the people that respect the developers of the video games we play and pay for a good quailty experience, to take advantage of the masses of money that people pay for good hardware to run the latest games, to get awful ports (Splinter Cell: Conviction etc..).

PC gaming is what I preffer to play my games on, but I have thought countless times not to support the PC gaming industry anymore and just play games on consoles.

C'mon guys, and I don't want to hear the excuse "Oh.. well I just download it to see if it runs, or if it's any good.".
Because when devs. see that the game is being downloaded and they are not being supported they don't just say "Wait, they are just using the full game as a demo. They'll probably go out and buy it this week."

Just stating my opinion.
i'm sorry but I 100% support this
nearly all my friends at school that know how to use BT torrent all their frigging software, games, music, movies etc
its just disgusting
and they publicly discuss it on facebook or they go around boasting "oh I have crysis 2!" or "i have so and so software for free! so good!"

damn pirates
if you want good games, support the devs
we only have 2 or 3 good devs that support the PC gaming community (steam, Dice, cytrek) etc
the rest just give us crappy console ports that continue to hold us back
Edited by Mr.Pie - 2/18/11 at 2:49am
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I would have to agree that piracy is killing this platform, however if the game is a crappy console port, I really don't give a damn if anyone pirates it, however if its a game with all modern features such as directX 11 etc, then its a different story, as the developer is actually caring about the PC community.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
just to let you know....edit that post unless you want to get an infraction
mods have already said if you admit to piracy you'll likely get a PM and an infraction



i'm sorry but I 100% support this
nearly all my friends at school that know how to use BT torrent all their frigging software, games, music, movies etc
its just disgusting
and they publicly discuss it on facebook or they go around boasting "oh I have crysis 2!" or "i have so and so software for free! so good!"

damn pirates
if you want good games, support the devs
we only have 2 or 3 good devs that support the PC gaming community (steam, Dice, cytrek) etc
the rest just give us crappy console ports that continue to hold us back
You should edit the quote you made too.
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