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Marvel Man posted...
As a consumer, piracy is not my problem.
Before you comment on one of my posts, please research the Dunning-Kruger effect. Best game of all time: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.
Always online won't be stopping pirates anytime soon.
exactly this...they always find a solution relatively quickly to an issue that people think will solve it once & for all.
She's an endless war, she's a hero for the lost cause,Like a hurricane in the heart of the devastation
From: CrossRaven | #003
GenesisK posted...Every game that is pirated is a lost sale so I wouldn't blame microsoft if the new xbox has a mandatory always online connection feature and don't give me that mess about the companies can afford it nobody like to lose money.
if you cant tell, then youve been trolled
I'm a PC gamer, I don't like leaving the house or accepting packages from an actual person.- Xeeh_Bitz
Ryu X posted...
In China where piracy is the most rampant would those people have bought the 360 games if they were full price and not a cheap burned copy? No they wouldn't they don't have that kind of money.
Stating that everyone in China is poor. And a pirate.
Casual racism at its worst.
As it was mentioned before, but I feel the need to repeat it, just so we're all clear...
i agree with this.
WHO AM I?FFTHEWINNER. WHO ARE YOU?URTHELOSER
Piracy is their problem, not ours, and constantly implementing more and more draconian measures of DRM and control pushes more and more people toward piracy, which is not only free but a lot more convenient to use. That's the problem here; convenience. If paying customers are getting punished while pirates are sitting pretty then what incentive is there to pay for games? I don't want to pay a company just to be treated like a criminal.
It's far from perfect, but this is the thing that makes Steam such a success; convenience. I'd attribute most if not all of PC gaming's "resurrection " (I know it never really "died" but come on it was close) to Steam being a cheap and easy way to get games. By making it easier to buy a game than to pirate it, Steam made huge strides in this issue. It didn't eliminate piracy entirely, obviously, but I do think it makes the case for convenience over control.
There are examples within even Steam that buck this philosophy though. These are titles that require constant connections and services like securom (ubisoft titles, batman), and once again these are things that only damage the relationships between players and publishers and I feel again push more people toward piracy.
MAKIN' BACON PANCAKES
Did you hear Uplay was hacked? Games could be downloaded for free and so Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon was leaked onto the net.
Strange, huh? An anti-piracy-measure lead to more piracy.
... in Assassins Creed IV
Is what the OP should have said. Topic would have been more interesting.