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[PCGAMER] Just Cause boss says hiring hackers and better games will beat PC piracy

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Sundberg was speaking to CVG about better approaches to tackling game piracy, and his belief that there is plenty of potential in the piracy community. “I absolutely think that’s a fair approach, to think about how these people can fit on the right side of the law. It’s one way, at least. Perhaps the truest pirates are too much down the road of anarchy to ever work with you in a proper way; these are the guys who see us as evil!

“But in Sweden the [hacking] scene was huge. We’re the home of the Pirate Bay, you know. As a studio, we’ve found that there’s definitely a lot of talent [in the hacking community].”

As well as tapping the know-how of the hacking community, Sundberg believes that better PC games will reduce levels of piracy, but admits that poor PC ports are a common problem.
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My point exactly!!! When will these developers (EA) learn?
Edited by Phyxers - 3/25/11 at 1:59pm
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So about 5% of the industry isn't brain dead?
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Sorry to say he fails: doesn't matter how good a game is, if people are given opportunity to get it for free and avoid paying $60 they are going to take it. Most of the people want to get something for nothing: it's the basic human phsycology.
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i expect no less from the just cause group. they think out the box and seem to have a fresh perspective on game making in general
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Sorry to say he fails: doesn't matter how good a game is, if people are given opportunity to get it for free and avoid paying $60 they are going to take it. Most of the people want to get something for nothing: it's the basic human phsycology.
that may be true for the microwave generation but not for everybody.
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i agree.

JC2 is a game i got on impulse from the Steam Christmas sale for $7.50 and it's one of my favourite games, because it's fun, looks good, runs well, and is fun (most games to me aren't fun). this guy seems to have his head on straight i think.
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Oh boy, it looks like now the best marketing strategy is: PC gaming is good, prices are high, yes, yes, we develop this game, and it will be very good, we don't like ports, piracy exists because of the prices...

Yadda, yadda, yadda...

Every day new company says same thing but situation remains the same.

Now walk the talk.
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Oh boy, it looks like now the best marketing strategy is: PC gaming is good, prices are high, yes, yes, we develop this game, and it will be very good, we don't like ports, piracy exists because of the prices...

Yadda, yadda, yadda...

Every day new company says same thing but situation remains the same.

Now walk the talk.
I agree with you. It's good to hear these companies say that they support the end user and want to put out better quality games, but when they can finally sit and say "Ok, let's do something about the current state of the industry and win back our fans." Then I'll actively start buying new games again.
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yes hiring hackers and pirates will stop piracy

not
they may sell then out
and know just what to do to by pass it, and crack the games
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Sorry to say he fails: doesn't matter how good a game is, if people are given opportunity to get it for free and avoid paying $60 they are going to take it. Most of the people want to get something for nothing: it's the basic human phsycology.
Of course people will steal, but you will generate more sales with a better game. If you make a crap game its going to get pirated and no one will buy it. Make a good game people will pirate, but loads will buy it. Developers today seem to think a good port is one that only has a few crippling bugs at launch.
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