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I know people who pirate the occasional game, as I'm sure most of us do. They're not inherently bad people. They're not evil master criminals. They are, however, the reason why the PC market is so easily disregarded by the majority of publishers. PC gamers sit back and complain about how Bulletstorm is only getting a console demo, or how a roleplaying game has been "dumbed down" to make it simple enough for a controller. Who can honestly blame the publisher, though? If I were EA, I would actually pull the PC version ofCrysis 2right now.

I've tried to argue in the corner of pirates before, but screw it. It's not a corner that deserves to be fought in. I would, in fact, encourage developers to ignore the PC market altogether now. Sorry, but why should anybody support the platform? Sure, there are paying customers, and it would suck for them, but what kind of businessman would open a store in a city where stores are robbed multiple times a day? An idiotic businessman.

http://www.destructoid.com/and-you-w...--193957.phtml
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He has a point.
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Check the rules, you're doing it wrong. : )

Good article.. I know too many people that basically get off at the idea of pirating. I think it makes them feel like they've outsmarted someone. I'm not against pir, but i'm against noobs.
Edited by BlackVenom - 3/2/11 at 8:27am
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A business man that cannot think of a viable way to protect his investment. That kind of business man. Sure, piracy is incredibly hard to fight against because there are always more people trying to get something working without buying it than people that get it that it only works when you bought it.

Thinking of that, I wonder if they ever tried making a system where you buy a character. For instance, with BC2, you would have to buy your soldier. Would that be a viable way of protection.
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Well ... if they hate it so much they can find the door quite easily.

There will always be games on PC to play. If big studios move out the indy developers will be more visible and there are some quite good gems in the indy section. Yeh, no uber voice acting and that kind of stuff, but some of these are pretty damn fun. Not the 50$ for the forgotten-after-6-hours like some of the crap that big studios field and even manage to sell by hyping it as next best thing after sliced bread.

And ofc MMO's.
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PC gaming won't die.

AAA price gouging epic titles may.
    
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Why does he even mention Killzone 3 if he is ranting about PC Pirates?
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A childish, misinformed rant by a kid who cant even construct a decent argument without using expletives. Pathetic.
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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...ts/2653-Piracy

End of Story.

EDIT:
Apparently im folding Team Rank 1776.
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Silly article.

Quote:
what kind of businessman would open a store in a city where stores are robbed multiple times a day? An idiotic businessman.
Sorry, forgot the music industry is dead. And for that matter, PC and Console gaming. You're talking about a virtual product that can simply be copied. You take no direct revenue loss.

And this is the most questionable:
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They are, however, the reason why the PC market is so easily disregarded by the majority of publishers. PC gamers sit back and complain about how Bulletstorm is only getting a console demo, or how a roleplaying game has been "dumbed down" to make it simple enough for a controller. Who can honestly blame the publisher, though? If I were EA, I would actually pull the PC version ofCrysis 2right now.
Really? You would pull Crysis 2 when it's about to be released, costing you several million dollars? Good move. Especially considering it was entirely PC Gamers' fault. I mean we know console gamers are all of great spirit and wouldn't pirate a leaked version of a console game. *COUGH* Halo 3 *COUGHH*

Give me a break.
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