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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.
Sorry to say, but you're wrong. I'm proud to pay money and support the development of a fun polished game. I'd say that the humble indie bundle sales support this as well. If majority of people were pirates the average price paid would not have been around $7.50, and more than 25% of the copies would have been pirated.
    
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This guy is one smart cookie.
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No no, ports aren't the only problem, cheaters in game are a MAJOR Problem...

I haven't been in an online FPS that doesn't have hackers, and they are stupidly obvious too...
Edited by _GTech - 3/25/11 at 4:48pm
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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.
You must be young..
Please have at least a term in psychology at a university level before spouting off such statements.

That being said, there are a few different populations of pirates. There are those who will simply pirate any game. There are those who will pirate a game as a trial and consider purchase if obvious work was put into creating a decent title. There are those who will 'pirate' legitimate games they have purchased to avoid draconian DRM systems which only penalize legitimate buyers. Etc, etc.

Personally if your game has a strong multiplayer, you're easily going to sell plenty of more copies. You can control access through unique keys bound to accounts. There are some who will pirate a game and then purchase the title as they desire the multiplayer aspect after being exposed to the single player experience.

Simply saying 'everyone is evil and only out to exploit the industry' is a bit short sighted to say the least, and highlights your lack of confidence in peoples' basic understanding of general economics.
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Video Game piracy is so overblown. All you doomsayers should really contact the RIAA and ask for PR jobs. I hear they're going to be hiring a lot of new talent in the fearmongering department with the 75 trillion they got from limewave.

The only games I've ever pirated without buying were the ones that seemed crappy, unfinished or buggy and that I just wanted to give a chance to win me over. On the other hand there a plenty of games that I didn't think i would really like, tried them out and bought them. Ironically Just Cause 2 was one of the latter. Grand Theft Auto meets Crysis, I loved it

I think if you factor in the number of sales that are garnered from people falling in love with a pirated game, and also the number of people that pirate games that would never have bought them in the first place, you'll find that very little money is really being taken out of these poor developers' pockets.

edit: Hm, guy above me kinda beat me to it
Edited by Shredicus - 3/25/11 at 5:20pm
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They keep saying "Beat Piracy."
Piracy cant be beaten. It CAN be outmaneuvered however.
Free of charge is hard to beat, but release a great product for a good price across every market you can worldwide and you can almost guarantee piracy will drop off sharply.

It will never be gone because of the group beers described that just pirates to pirate, but if a company takes the chance and tries a release that isnt wallet rape in 1 or 2 regions of the globe for a mediocre or bad game the other 2 groups will shrink in size and general sales will probably rise.
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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.
say that to BC2, Magicka, Torchligt, etc.

Edit: Even if you didn't like the Bad Companies over the old school style BF, BC2 is a good fps, especially compared to other modern fps's.
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Im glad to see this support. I really loved JC2, I thought it was a great game though i got it for free from Nvidia's Facebook page. It is a ton of fun and I would definately buy a copy if mine werent linked to my steam account.

Hopefully though, this guy can walk the walk and continue creating great games on all platforms. I don't care what all platforms a game is on. As long as it runs well on all systems, has minimal bugs, and is a lot of fun to play, I think its safe to say that the game will sell a lot better on all platforms, especially PC. These companies could be gaining quite a bit more money and loyal fans if only they would release better games.
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i feel sorry for those world of goo guys. i heard the game was really good and they deserved every dollar for all the copies out there. im going to pity buy the game
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I was going to come here and say something against this
but after this, i'm done.

better PC games will reduce levels of piracy, but admits that poor PC ports are a common problem.
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