pretty double really... people who buy their stuf and act legally or speak on behaf of the legal people are heard, "they can't be saying things that aren't true /(lieing) they talk on behaf of the legal people!!!
most intervieuws therefore state that piracy = devil and gaming industry and it's solutions = go(o)d
everyone with common sense and the experiene of games not working for them (even tough they should) knows how much DRM etc screws gaming, they resort to piracy simply becuase support takes 3 days to reply, and the message received is something like "your computer sucks" and in some rare occasions the message "your computer sucks, buy our companies 500$ hardware thingy and u can play" (to a customer!!!!???wtf!!?? "happend to me ")
piracy realy helps there.... just a simple crack to solve the problem and u can play, ofcourse, the problem will eventually be fixed by dev's cuase the continous complains of their stuff not working makes them lose customers and money....
then the so called fact that piracy reduces profit, pff... well yeah ofocurse it does, but first think about how much they earn i recall GTA IV coming out not so long ago the papers said something like... erm oh yeah 3.6 milion copies were sold THE FIRST DAY making around $310 milion in sales and now some angry people probably wishing i'd explode or something react, huuuu but developing the game costs to!!! they didnt got the whole $310 milion!!!
well yeah ofcourse they don't but anyone even considering the fact that producing a game advertising etc will get you even near the 310$ milion, is totally out of his mind, and even if it somehow did THE FIRST DAY brought up 310 milion what happens the day after? and after that? and after that? rlly, people pirating the game barely stings them, so what do they do they insert drm into the game, wich in a few clicks of the mouse button is removed by a pirate but forever stings a legal buyer (i'm still waiting for the smart idea behind it if any one here who supports DRM has the answer plz mail me, i'd like to put up a sarcastic slogan about that)
Spore: did u know u can only instal that game 3x? i didnt when i bought it, made me think, wtf are they doing? in order to get online u have to buy it anyways i wouldnt bother someone playing the game all alone with standard creations, if he enyos playing then apparently the guy doesnt have any money anyways, so give him some fun
so, what happens now is people who have purchased the game and want to instal it more then 3x either contact techincal support and wait a few days or download spore without install restriction
so, back to the original point, who's the devil? and who's go(o)d? i'd give it a 180 and turn it around, rlly...
pirates havent hurt me, game companies did
I never said game-companies can't do it the righ way tough.... sooow
(GOGO stardock i DRM free, i bought a Collector's edition retail box and all sorts of goodies!! i all your stuff!!