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wasn't modern warfare 2 pirated like crazy? didn't they still rake in millions upon millions? I mean anyone who can read can mod the 360 and download pirated games. Many people do. Halo3 still sold a crap load of copies. Piracy is just something they have to deal with. Just like the movie industry and the music industry. There are few that can say they never pirated anything. Many times pirating a movie or an album is easier than legally downloading it. How come legit customers have to deal with DRM while pirates don't? I recently purchased Crysis form direct2drive and it had no drm in to that I am aware of. simple install and paste the serial. But Bioshock was a pain at best. I have on many occasions cracked my legally purchased games because DRM has gone insane. Also I think the gme industry is going strong on the pc side. Just how much did Steam make last year? almost $1 billion. and that is just one outlet, lets not even start counting retail cd sales. At my local Walmart pc games sell out 20 minutes after they hit shelves and then out of stock for 2 weeks. I guess that is not tipical
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thou shalt not steal, then sit back and laugh.
Well that's weird, I thought people like you supporting piracy (so theft) always said pirating is not stealing, it's "copyright infrigement".
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:FACE I mean modern graphics not the ones from 2004
lol Yea that was a joke. Why do you need a modern CSS? I don't understand why you want me to name you a game that is much like cs. Why not just play cs?
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Why do people think Blizzard is raking in billions on WoW?
I agree with your whole post, but I would like to elaborate on this phrase explicitly.

WoW may not be the most graphically intensive game, which puts off quite a few "hardcore gamers" here, but the game has what 99% of games out lack: SUBSTANCE and SUPPORT!

It is pretty much the perfect sandbox game. Never ending worlds, millions of players to interact with, new quests/challenges/etc, and Support!

I played WoW for quite a while, paying the $15/month fee, then heard about Free Servers. Guess what? I went back to paying the $15 monthly fee for the support. Bugs? Fixed. Account Issues? Fixed. Hacked? Fixed. They are constantly streaming updates and fixes while you're playing so most of the time, your experience is seamless, plus, you don't build up rage about how something is still broken, or unfair *cough*black ops*cough*, and you're not waiting 5months for a patch.

Developers <3 Gamers. Gamers make Devlopers $$$.

Don't like a game? Don't buy it. The Consumers hold the power, but you've probably been brainwashed into believing you're forced to accept crap.
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Don't like a game? Don't buy it. The Consumers hold the power, but you've probably been brainwashed into believing you're forced to accept crap.
I'll continue to these quotes.
    
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I hate it too, when I take a poop in a box and try to sell it on, and no one wants it...

The PC hardware advancement begs that software make some attempt to keep pace, this has become expensive, publishers dream of a product that is like the movie industry in which the technology is more or less the same from year to year, and the focus is on pumping out skus to a consumer base. Consoles solve this issue and in many respects open up a gateway for more pedestrian less demanding end users to part with their ducketts.

Unfortunately there is a sector of this industry (primarily pc users) that provide the best people (developers, programmers, artist) in the medium, leaving the industry as a whole in a conundrum. (An educated work force that knows the difference, maybe strives to do their best work). Its called pride.

Somewhere in this mix of business, development, enthusiast, the overall quality level and innovation is becoming lost... its just not that profitable. Being the business end tends to hold all they keys end results (normally a knee jerk reaction) is DRM/DLC so on and so forth... furthering the gap between producer and consumer due to alienation from the product.

The enthusiest is almost always going to be the smallest sector of the market, with the biggest mouth, but they also tend to be more on the cutting edge of the technology forefront making that small insignificant sector more keen to the overall direction of the medium.

The very tools we use are the ones that educate us and in that there may always be conflict between (educated/demanding) consumer, and publisher... with sheep constantly migrating to the educated side of the bell curve every day.
 
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post #187 of 208
I don't think it's really piracy, Most PC users these days have LAPTOPS and NETBOOKS, and most of these are low end units with limited graphics capability and gaming sucks on laptops without a mouse The desktop pc is a dying breed in many family homes. And on top of that a large segment of computer users have jumped to MAC. Whereas i'd say 70% of american families have an xbox or Ps3 So compared to the console world, the Pc market is small, very small indeed.
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don't see games like World of Goo affected by piracy
Oh the irony

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...te-near-90.ars
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post #189 of 208
The company went out of its way to remove all DRM from the title, labeling the move an "experiment."

Irony? I believe not, my point was exactly that sentence, they have 90%, NINETY PERCENT, and do you see them whining and QQing? I believe not, hell, they REMOVED their DRM... and saw their sales shoot up. I believe thats advertisement through Piracy, and it worked.

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There's too much bad language in this thread - swearing is not allowed on the forums, any more posts containing bad language will receive infractions and the thread will be closed.
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