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no it isn't?
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Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
Console game piracy is NOT as rampant.

It really is.

About as far as I'm willing to go without blurbing any site or user names:

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This will end well.
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post #13 of 57
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It really is.

About as far as I'm willing to go without blurbing any site or user names:

Read the rest of my post

On PC you can download and install right on the spot. On consoles you have to modify the console's hardware/software, download the game, and buy the proper brand/type of disc to burn it on and burn it.

Nobody's saying piracy on consoles doesn't exist...it's just a lot easier to do on PC and as a result is more common.
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Read the rest of my post

On PC you can download and install right on the spot. On consoles you have to modify the console's hardware/software, download the game, and buy the proper brand/type of disc to burn it on and burn it.

Nobody's saying piracy on consoles doesn't exist...it's just a lot easier to do on PC and as a result is more common.
You are thinking of the USA or some parts of Europe. Most piracy doesn't come from there but from all over the world. Around here it's easy to buy an already modded out 360, and it's as easy as putting in the DVD and playing (the main advantage of the consoles ironically).

In fact most illegal shops around here have stopped selling PC games due to the fact that most of their customers (aka 13 year olds) have trouble properly cracking a game on a PC, and end up returning the game thinking it isn't working. They only sell xbox/ps2 games nowadays seeing as no skill at all is required to run them.

Also let's not ignore the sales figures of games on Steam, or games like Starcraft 2. A good game will sell, piracy or not.
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You are thinking of the USA or some parts of Europe. Most piracy doesn't come from there but from all over the world. Around here it's easy to buy an already modded out 360, and it's as easy as putting in the DVD and playing (the main advantage of the consoles ironically).

In fact most illegal shops around here have stopped selling PC games due to the fact that most of their customers (aka 13 year olds) have trouble properly cracking a game on a PC, and end up returning the game thinking it isn't working. They only sell xbox/ps2 games nowadays seeing as no skill at all is required to run them.

Also let's not ignore the sales figures of games on Steam, or games like Starcraft 2. A good game will sell, piracy or not.

In personal experience I have 3 friends I know of who have pirated console games and modded their xboxes or wiis and burned pirated games to play on them but would not have the slightest clue when it comes to cracking a PC game.
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It's probably not piracy. Why do people always blame piracy? It's because they don't make enough money off the PC. They make the games, they sell MUCH more on consoles, and console versions are a lot less buggy.

It's easier and you make more money... hm... which system should I develop for?
    
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no it isn't?
maybe here in the US it isnt. but every other country yes. lol.
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no it isn't?
right now I'm studying in Shanghai most technologically advanced city on Chinese mainland and they dont sell real xbox games here coz you can buy a fake copy for 5 rmb or 0.75 American cents in any dvd store or computer shop.
So ye it very much is.

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It's probably not piracy. Why do people always blame piracy? It's because they don't make enough money off the PC. They make the games, they sell MUCH more on consoles, and console versions are a lot less buggy.

It's easier and you make more money... hm... which system should I develop for?
it's all about money this days, how sad is that! The days of innovative games and great developers are so behind...
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right now I'm studying in Shanghai most technologically advanced city on Chinese mainland and they dont sell real xbox games here coz you can buy a fake copy for 5 rmb or 0.75 American cents in any dvd store or computer shop.
So ye it very much is.
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