Zidders wrote:adoomgod wrote:o.0
Punnett, just to clarify, I think you're cool, too. I hope it didn't seem like I was coming down on you. I'd be a hypocrite if I tried to act like I was totally innocent, y'know? Like JM stated, tho. It definitely encourages developers like Runic to continue doing things the way they're doing them.
JoystickMonkey wrote:http://gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20120222/91144/Piracy_and_the_four_currencies.php here is an interesting post regarding the various costs of acquiring games.
Ragnar119 wrote:The article is more of western audience, where economy is strong, and paying 60$ is not that big problem,like in countries where the economy is not that good,from where most of pirates come.
This is also interesting to read http://www.positech.co.uk/talkingtopirates.html
If they want to stop piracy in big numbers (there will always be a minorty that will never pay), there are only few things they can do:
1.lower the cost of games
2.Increase the economy standard of all people that pirate
Honestly, I don't see that. From my perspective, the economy is pretty bleh all around. For me, and most people I know, we don't buy games at release date prices. They drop and tend to drop quickly as of late. So 60 dollar games are pretty much a joke. Throw Steam into the mix, and they are almost completely unnecessary.
Zidders wrote:I wouldn't steal from publishers I don't like (like EA) because all it does is tell them that it's ok to make crappy games because even if the games crappy, it must not be THAT crappy since someone was willing to risk stealing it.
mx420 wrote:heh I use to pirate games, and i still do lol. I'm pretty sure its not illegal (Not gona go into details here) but that aside, If i download a game that i end up playing a lot, i buy it. Games like Sins of a Solar Empire (amazing btw) and the settlers 7.. amoung many others, would NEVER have been purchased had i not downloaded the full copies first and played through a large chunk of the game( "trials" now adays do not show anything imo)
xani wrote:Argument "I will buy it if I like it pirated version" is silly, it's like going to cinema, watching first hour and then demanding refund because you didn't like movie. Or reading first 100 pages of book and returning it.
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