Originally Posted by Telimektar;12906329
So not having enough money entitles you to pirate that third game somehow ? I spent most of my chilhood in extreme poverty (by French standard at least) and never pirated a game because of that, just because you don't have enough money for a THIRD game in the month (oh POOR you) doesn't mean it gives you the right to give the fingers to the developers of that game (you know they have to feed themselves just like you). Such reasonning really disgust me.
Its actually closer to 2-3 games/year for me right now. I generally only buy games during sales. There are games that I will try out, maybe get 1/3 of the way through before losing interest. There's no way I'm paying $60 for that. If it were a console game I'd buy it used or rent it, but those options aren't available for the PC.
Piracy is not a problem on the PC. The gaming industry has much bigger problems, like how it takes a team of a hundred over a year and millions of dollars to produce ~8 hours of entertainment.
And its not even good entertainment. The product is usually full of bugs, which may or may not get patched, the story is usually cookie-cutter, linear, and there is very little innovation at all. For the past decade all of the focus has been on graphics, and as a result the gameplay has suffered.
The games industry is no different than any other industry. If you want to get paid you have to actually do some work. If you just rehash the same old formula over and over why the hell should you get paid for it?
Does Valve have trouble selling games? Do you hear Blizzard moaning about how nobody buys their games? Do you hear Firaxis moaning about how everyone is pirating Civilization?
No. You get companies like Activision moaning about how nobody wants to pay $60 for this years Call of Duty, when its just a short new story on the same engine with the same gameplay. Or you get companies like Ubisoft complaining that nobody wants to pay $60 for a cheap console port of an already mediocre game like EndWar or Splinter Cell:Conviction.
And then you have all of the people who have to crack their own purchased copies of the game just to get around the idiotic DRM.
Crysis 2 isn't selling badly on the PC. You won't here Crytek moaning about pirates anytime soon, because they have access to the Steam sales. Just because a game isn't selling well at Gamestop or Best Buy, who barely even sell PC games anymore, it doesn't mean that everyone is pirating it. There are thousands pirating it on the 360 and PS3 too.