Hard times: PC game piracy in US estimated at 75-80%

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    Wow! Thats insanely high, I actually feel sorry for PC developers who work so hard on a game only to have it stolen from them and no profit being made on their behalf.

    If you're a pc gamer and you pirate, you have no right to defend the downfall of PC gaming because you are part of the problem.
    Fucking assholes support your platform for gaming!
     
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  2. Vistrix

    Vistrix So Say We All

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    If the game is incredible, I'll buy it.

    Simple as that...

    Games ive pirated over the past year or so and then later bought:

    Civ 4, Sim City 4, Medievil Total War 2, Company of Heroes, Gal Civ 2.

    PC developers just need to stop producing shit. 90% of PC games are nowhere near worth a purchase.
     
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    Wow, I had a feeling it was high like around 40% or so, but not that high.
     
  4. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    Fucking Europe and Asia has even a higher piracy rate.
    Those cunts are cheap bastards. :rofl:
     
  5. phonics

    phonics No good sir, I'm on the level. OT Supporter

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    bull fucking shit

    people buy pc games so they can play them online
     
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    1) don't charge 11ty bucks / copy

    2) let me download it @ max speed

    and stop being gay and i might consider paying for games.
     
  7. ashzero

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    first person shooters suck anyway... every fucking pc game is some *new* FPS shit. why keep paying for the same thing over and over again. developers need to think of better ways of creating games and an online platform that they can control.
     
  8. Girder_Shade

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    Stop playing games if you dont want to pay for them.
    Console games are at $60 a copy and everybody pays for each one.

    If you don't like a shitty game, then don't get it AT ALL.
    In the end you are only hurting your own industry.

    Soon almost every major PC developer will be putting their games out on consoles and you PC tards will be complaining that the game has been "dumbed down for the console kiddies".
     
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    I only play online multiplayer games
    online multiplayer games usually require a cd-key that won't allow you to play if it conflicts/already used

    therefore I buy my online multiplayer games

    starcraft, diablo 2, warcraft 3, wow, CS, COD4, NFS: Carbon, NFS: Prostreet, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142
     
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    Vistrix So Say We All

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    The PC market made massive profits last year, its almost as healthy as the console market believe it or not.
     
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    Stereo lol I don't know if I should say it

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    thats what they get for jew pricing their shit
     
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    are you fucking retarded? :rofl:

    it isn't my fault their business model screws them over. piracy is nothing new, you idiot. they had at least 30 years to come up with new ways to sell their products and they did not.

    i don't give a flying fuck about their intellectual property and neither should you.
     
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    You mean a certain 2 developers made healthy profits. *coughblizzardcoughvalvecough*
     
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    Well don't come bitching when all your PC games get "dumbed down by the console tards" :mamoru:

    Yes Piracy has been around for ages almost forever but back then developers could'nt do anything about it.
    Now they can say "fuck you pc gamers, we'll take our business where we can actually profit".
     
  15. Vistrix

    Vistrix So Say We All

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    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2188339,00.asp

    PC gaming is on the rise & so is console gaming. Articles like the one you posted just skew the results.

    Oh and Valve online game sales are never included in sales figures, they arent traced. I'd say most gamers buy Steam games online...
     
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    1) obviously there are still huge profits to be made in the PC market

    2) remember like the master system? the genesis? NES?

    3) i'm not the one bitching here
     
  18. If a game is good I'll buy it.

    Sadly 99% of games are barely worth pirating.
     
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    It's just far too easy to pirate a PC game.
     
  20. Turbo

    Turbo FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU OT Supporter

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    Perhaps if they stopped pricing their games at eleventy billion quid, I would buy them.
     
  21. So piracy is that high and they're still about to overtake the movie industry? Boo hoo, times sure are tough.
     
  22. swz

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    Fuckin' :werd:
     
  23. RickylSmalls

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    good im glad

    fuck em
     
  24. vietnow

    vietnow Penis, fire!

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    I only buy games if I want to play them online. Most games now are shit anyway and dont warrant the price tag.
     
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    I dont think any of the digital distribution methods are included in the sales figures, just retail. And considering 3 out of the last 4 games I've bought were via some sort of digital distribution, it makes a pretty big difference.
     
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