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post #81 of 171
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Originally Posted by Interpolation View Post
It is estimated they lost more money to pirates than they made in actual sales to legitimate customers. This might explain their ambition to focus on consoles this time around, no?
Really? So the pirates went into Crytek headquarters and stole $50 when they downloaded the game?


Crytek lost NOTHING due to piracy because piracy is not theft.


Its not like consoles are perfect either. Crytek isn't going to get any money from used game sales, so if you buy the game used from Gamestop its just as bad as if you pirated it on the PC.
    
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post #82 of 171
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Really? So the pirates went into Crytek headquarters and stole $50 when they downloaded the game?


Crytek lost NOTHING due to piracy because piracy is not theft.
if the pirates plan on playing that game as if they owned it, then yes, $$$ lost.

HOWEVER

if the pirates downloaded it as a demo and to see how it runs, then $$$ not lost, since they will maybe buy the game if it ran good.

two ways to look at this.

anyway, doesn't consoles get pirated? there are torrent leaks and Fileserve links to download Xbox ISOs to burn to disk to play on modded xboxs, software-modded or else. Point is, console is not the sacred pirate-proof beacon the developers see it as.
     
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post #83 of 171
Piracy effects all platforms. Just PC is the most popular platform and the easiest to mod, so thus more pirated downloads. I wish developers would get their heads out of their asses for once.
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post #85 of 171
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
if the pirates plan on playing that game as if they owned it, then yes, $$$ lost.
Nope. There are games that I'd like to play, but I'd never pay for. The only options are to pirate it or never play it at all. Most people would just go back to CoD/TF2/WoW/CSS etc...

What developers fail to realize is that the former is way better than the latter.


In a hypothetical world without piracy Crysis sales would probably be cut in half.


Remember that when Crysis came out the only way to play the game decently was to fork out $300-400 for an 8800GT/GTS, and to even run the game at playable framerates you would need to fork out $150-200 for an 8600GT.

Crysis would have failed in it's first 6 months if the only way to play the game was to fork out full price. Piracy increased the user base enough so that Crysis became the de-facto GPU benchmark. If that never happened Crytek probably wouldn't have even made it to Warhead, since by the time the average consumer was able to play Crysis nobody would remember it.
    
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post #86 of 171
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post
This is a joke wish the mods would lock this thread. Hating on a game that isnt even released yet wow get a life.

I mean really its a $60 GAME. People take this stuff way to seriously.
I know. They all cry "console port"! Just so they have an excuse to illegally download the game and not pay anything. Then when their next favorite game gets tailored towards the consoles they wonder why. Because they are not paying the developers! Games companies are not a charity, they are businesses. They are not wrong for having a mindset that wants as much profit as possible, that is how businesses work.
post #87 of 171
I highly doubt most pirates pay for the game later if they like it.
In this economy everyone trying to save $$, people just not going to give away $60.

As far as piracy on a crapsole is concerned,I always said, it's substantially less common as opposed to PC because the crapsoles are marketed towards a non - tech savvy userbase, who just wants to push a button and play the game. The average crapsole peasant' brain is simply too primitive to perform tasks requiring them to install mod chips, download games from torrents and burn DVD's.
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post #88 of 171
What do you guys expect? Consoles are where the money is.

It's that plain and it's that simple.

PC gaming will always be hindered by consoles.
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There should be a game about a world without consoles. Man i would play that all day xD.
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post #90 of 171
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Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
I highly doubt most pirates pay for the game later if they like it.
In this economy everyone trying to save $$, people just not going to give away $60.

As far as piracy on a crapsole is concerned,I always said, it's substantially less common as opposed to PC because the crapsoles are marketed towards a non - tech savvy userbase, who just wants to push a button and play the game. The average crapsole peasant' brain is simply too primitive to perform tasks requiring them to install mod chips, download games from torrents and burn DVD's.
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