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post #21 of 208
Seems like the guy curses to hide the gaping holes in his logic.


Most people that pirate games buy them as well. Its just that we can't afford to buy as many games as we play. If we're already spending 100% of our income, developers lose nothing from piracy. Their real problem is that their game wasn't good enough, and the $60 we had to spend on games that month went to a better game.


Quoting that bogus 90% World of Goo figure does nothing either.

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The Humble Indie Bundle experiment has been a massive success beyond our craziest expectations. So far, 138,813 generous contributors have put down an incredible $1,273,613. Of this, contributors chose to allocate 30.85% to charity: $392,953 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity. I have made a page for the full breakdown including the merchant fees in a JSON format here (json).
Oh boo hoo, everyone pirated World of Goo and now we're poor. Oh wait. No they didn't. Not only did us heartless bastards pay over a million dollars, we also donated 30% of that to charity.
    
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Seems like the guy curses to hide the gaping holes in his logic.


Most people that pirate games buy them as well. Its just that we can't afford to buy as many games as we play. If we're already spending 100% of our income, developers lose nothing from piracy. Their real problem is that their game wasn't good enough, and the $60 we had to spend on games that month went to a better game.


Quoting that bogus 90% World of Goo figure does nothing either.



Oh boo hoo, everyone pirated World of Goo and now we're poor. Oh wait. No they didn't. Not only did us heartless bastards pay over a million dollars, we also donated 30% of that to charity.
Have a source to backup that claim?
post #23 of 208
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Quoting that bogus 90% World of Goo figure does nothing either.

Oh boo hoo, everyone pirated World of Goo and now we're poor. Oh wait. No they didn't. Not only did us heartless bastards pay over a million dollars, we also donated 30% of that to charity.
I love that quote you pulled. I once used it in a ridiculous debate about how horrible World of Goo did in sales. A game that cost $10,000 TOTAL, even including the developers' rent/food living expenses, and equipment, racking in over $1 million in a single 2 week sale. Doing the math, those 138,000 people each paid about $9, which is very reasonable for World of Goo. Some paid $1, but I'm just referring to average.
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post #24 of 208
I agree with the article 100%.
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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.
The only viable option is to pack up, and leave the city or in this case PC gaming.

One bad apple, spoils the bunch!
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post #25 of 208
I can think of a yakov joke to go with the headline.. but will refrain from it for the time being. but with that said, the kid who wrote this is just an idiot. i really can't say much more about him.
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I know people who pirate the occasional game, as I'm sure most of us do.
Lost any credibility with this statement alone....
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With almost depressing inevitability, an entire developer build of the game has been leaked online, allowing PC gamers early, free access to Crytek's latest eye-shagger. Killzone 3 was also recently leaked.

And this is why developers don't give a ***** about PC gamers anymore, folks.
But a retard developer leaked it, of course it would be downloaded, plus it was a buggy beta.

Halo: Reach, ODST in the final product form 2-3 weeks before it was released...
post #28 of 208
If developers should drop pc release, such as the crysis 2 release to pc. Then why don't amd and nvidia just drop making video cards all together. because there wouldn't be a need to make video cards all together.

The article has a lot of fallacies and don't provide strong premises for their conclusion. Lots of opinioned statements. Good effort in trying to make a argument but fail to realize that the gaming community online sells like hotcakes. They should talk to steam and see how much developers rake in from us alone.
Edited by lilraver018 - 3/2/11 at 9:02am
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post #29 of 208
Article was just funny. If your going to formulate an argument or an opinion keep it civil. This sounds as if it was written by a guy who woke up and decided life sucks
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post #30 of 208
Stupid thread. This is a news section, not "Your Opinion" section.

You probably started gaming a few years ago while some of us has been gaming since the mid 1980's.
Today's games are trash compared to 10-15 years ago. I remember when consoles were inferior not only to PC but also Arcade games.
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