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Are steam only games inmune to piracy?

#11DaedalusExPosted 8/15/2014 3:13:28 PM
Why do you care about piracy hurting sales? Do you work for Konami or something?
#12Fade2black001Posted 8/15/2014 3:30:01 PM
Steam games are very easy to pirate
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#13GoshoraiPosted 8/15/2014 3:34:24 PM
Nothing is inmune to piracy.
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#14SenkoyPosted 8/15/2014 3:36:25 PM
Hopefully people don't pirate this game. They're great games and if you like them you should support them.
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#15geekneck99Posted 8/15/2014 3:37:20 PM
Gojak_v3 posted...
akuma634 posted...
Every kind of game gets pirated, even Wiiware games. The thing about piracy hurting sales is a total cop out. Piracy isn't killing the entertainment industry at all, it is taking a small percent of sales away, but so is the sale of used games, at the end of the day, it's some CEO that can't afford to put uncut diamonds on his gold diving board. The people who actually make the games are already paid for their work hours.


You say cop out then come back with the tired excuse of greedy CEOs. Pretty ironic.


I suppose he should have went for the shareholders instead then? Like the ones responsible for what happened to THQ...
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#16matu90rkPosted 8/15/2014 3:48:05 PM(edited)
Gojak_v3 posted...
matu90rk posted...
And on the piracy thing, it has been shown over and over that the revenue from PC releases greatly surpass whatever "loss" piracy ensures.


This means nothing. It's still potential lost revenue. It also doesn't mean they wouldn't make more if those people bought instead of pirating.


Not releasing it on PC nowadays is an assured loss of revenue for most big franchises. The only way to fight piracy is to provide a better experience than what piracy offers for free. So far it has worked really well for most developers/publishers.
#17ArthasRebornPosted 8/15/2014 3:49:21 PM
I don't think any games are immune to piracy. There's at least one pirated version of any game out there.
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#18stalemate_666Posted 8/15/2014 4:07:01 PM(edited)
matu90rk posted...
Gojak_v3 posted...
matu90rk posted...
And on the piracy thing, it has been shown over and over that the revenue from PC releases greatly surpass whatever "loss" piracy ensures.


This means nothing. It's still potential lost revenue. It also doesn't mean they wouldn't make more if those people bought instead of pirating.


Not releasing it on PC nowadays is an assured loss of revenue for most big franchises. The only way to fight piracy is to provide a better experience than what piracy offers for free. So far it has worked really well for most developers/publishers.


I'm pretty sure releasing a nasty virus embedded in the code of the game and putting it up for piracy would deter people.
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#19KaiserWarriorPosted 8/15/2014 4:08:55 PM
DRM does nothing to stop piracy, because DRM isn't about stopping piracy no matter what ******** the devs/publishers feed you. DRM is about controlling the legitimate consumer and stomping on their rights to do what they want with the things they buy.

I only tolerate Steam because Valve understands what most other purveyors of digital-only video games do not: that a game being digital and tied to DRM has a drastically lower value to me than a physical release with which I can do what I please. I buy nothing for full price from Steam. 50% off or higher before I'll even consider it, and 50% off only for games that I know I love.
#20TitanStrikePosted 8/15/2014 4:09:39 PM
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