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Game Developer's Response To Pirates

Scotman Re:About time (734 comments)

I hope it works for him. I would have replied but I am not a pirate. I saw his reply and I have to wounder if he got what the real problem is. It's not DRMs or whatever (but this stuff did make it worse) because DRMs were a solution to the problem, not the cause. Its that the market has changed. Quick, easy to get information is just about the motto of the internet (just look at iTunes). These dinosaurs are still using outdated methods to make people pay allot or no game. The ONLY time they don't run into heavy pirate problems is when they use OTHER systems to get their money and just let the game spread like wildfire (didn't say it had to be free). By simply not placing a scarcity on availability of game data (like by high cost, DRMs, no download option, etc,) it will spread like crazy and they can then profit form it. So the question is how do you still make money without constricting the availability of the game to high costs and travel time? Bands have long gotten most of their money not from CD sales but from concerts after distribution if CDs created a fan base. We are in the information age where information gets around fast and these developers need to realize that their public changed and they didn't.

about 6 years ago

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