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Game Developers Should Ignore the Pirates

wraith808 (818517) writes | more than 6 years ago

PC Games (Games) 0

wraith808 (818517) writes "Almost all PC gamers are sick of heavy-handed copy protection schemes, and they don't work to prevent piracy in any case. One PC game developer is finally telling it like it is.

One of the popular reasons given for sometimes-sluggish game sales on the PC is piracy. If people can get the game for free, why would they pay for it? Go to any popular torrent site and it will likely have many more games than your local gaming store. The situation led the community manager for Infinity Ward to recently complain about the number of people playing Call of Duty 4 online versus the number of copies the game has sold for the PC. Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock, has a much different point of view: the pirates don't matter.
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