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So if piracy = jobs does piracy=necessary evil?
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Isn't it true that PS3 games cannot be pirated because of their sizes? Noone is going to upload a 40gb file torrent with all those leechers?? Anyone got any idea how that is piracy?
    
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Isn't it true that PS3 games cannot be pirated because of their sizes? Noone is going to upload a 40gb file torrent with all those leechers?? Anyone got any idea how that is piracy?
Check those torrents again Fewer people does not mean no one.
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thumbs up to the artist lol. Wish I could draw a pirate like that
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I still buy CD's. I actually buy overpriced CD's from FYE. There. I said it.

I'm not going to buy digital music until it's 100% lossless.
haha, i remember buying this one for $80 dollars. i still would buy the cd if it all became lossless. there isn't anything that can replace the feeling of having the physical object along with the slips and the liner notes in your hand.
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So if piracy = jobs does piracy=necessary evil?
well, you just read it a few pages ago that it isn't necessarily all good, in the same way that we need law enforcement to stop crime.

people do read the whole thread right?
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You keep using excuse like they're lying about it. What? Do you think some developers wanted to pull out of PC Gaming?? The only reason some have left is that they felt it wasn't worth the cost to them. It damages console sales too because people download the game on PC and don't feel the need to grab it on console.

If the companies that pulled out felt they could make a profit on PC then they'd still be there.

And of course Starcraft 2 is the best selling game of the year. It's Blizzard for goodness sake. Just because they had enough sales to offset the rampant piracy going on doesn't mean piracy isn't a problem O_o
Well the second scenario remains quite plausible. I was still too young back then, but pre consoles, there wasn't so much nagging about piracy. (Or at least that's what I remember). And before you mention internet bandwidth, I would like to point out that offline piracy is MUCH easier, so that is definitely not a reason.

It's just a theory, and in no way am I saying it's right, but when you keep hearing about how piracy is rampant, even though most people weren't doing it, there's a good chance they will just go with the flow and start pirating.
I noticed this amongst a lot of people at my university. I keep hearing "well everybody pirates"


As for it being Blizzard, what does Blizzard have that other developers don't? A magical genie that grants them great games? There is no excuse for other developers not to follow in Blizzard and Valve's footsteps.

The only reason I can think of is that they don't have talent, in which case they should just pack up and move to a different business instead of being condescending why people don't want to pay $60 for their lousy games.
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Hopefully they will not insert malware in their copy protection frenzy.
Or else Sony start paying the lobbyists!
In 10-15 years this all will be forgotten and recede but i fear for the repercussions of these new IP laws in the long run.
Sure, better safe than sorry but things do not revolve always around Sony
I fear that the ps3 is just an excuse for more draconian and monopolistic laws later on.

Besides, sonys hardware is not what it used to be and their software is even worse!

Ironic that they were on the same position as the hackers with betamax when they were an innovative company back then.
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haha, i remember buying this one for $80 dollars. i still would buy the cd if it all became lossless. there isn't anything that can replace the feeling of having the physical object along with the slips and the liner notes in your hand.
True music lovers buy vinyl discs. They have better quality than cds.
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