cman: FTAThe depressing results of its own game's day one piracy rates show that only 6.4% of people playing the game bought it legitimately.Jesus Christ and people wonder why crippling DRM is included in PC games
I Like Bread: ParanoidAgnostic: Piracy only became an issue for movie studios when DVDs showed up. In the days of VHS there wasn't really a huge home video market. Almost all of the profit was made in the theatrical release. Sure you could get a copy from someone who carried a camcorder into the cinema but that really couldn't competeIt was big enough in 1979 for a "60 Minutes" piece.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uln6HUXAmg
I Like Bread: It's amazing how many people assume I'm against them, when in reality I'm just trying to help them not make the rest of us look stupid. I file them under "Not Helping".
lamecomedian: Pirate logic:"I wasn't going to buy it anyway, so there's no real lost sales."I, too, would not buy a product if I ALREADY OBTAINED IT FOR FREE.It's also noteworthy that they're very cool with the term "pirate." You know why? Because the more apt moniker would be "thief." "Pirate" at least sounds cool and daring.
BumpInTheNight: then we'll get into fullblown piracy isn't stealing warrgarbl I'm sure.
DemonEater: You guys remember DOOM?Most popular game in the universe for most of the 90s. EVERYBODY had the shareware version. The full version and DOOM2 were probably the most pirated software in the world from '93 to '96. No copy protection at ALL - got four or five floppy discs? ARJ that sucker up and have fun!Yet id still made an unholy assload of money off it.Piracy hurts, sure, but it doesn't kill./Man, I'm having flashbacks to the ASCII loading screens for some reason...
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