DAEDALUS79 wrote:Piracy will kill pc gaming if it isnt stopped soon, companies wont build where there is no profit to be made.
...And the piracy issue won't be helped if it's easier and more convenient to install a cracked copy for free. I wonder how many people have seen the stuff about the DRM on Bioshock, Mass Effect and Alone in the Dark, thought 'sod this' and sought out a warez version?
This is just an excuse for EA to limit installations, utilise Securom DRM and generally kill off the second-hand market whilst effectively renting PC games out and rendering people unable to resell or lend their games to anyone else.
If piracy killed of games markets then it would have been dead in the water back in 1987 when we were at school distributing C90 tapes of Spectrum games willy nilly.
The 'piracy is killing games' mantra is trotted out by companies like EA who want to secure their hold on the market further in the same way that the 'Terrorists want to kill our way of life' is trotted out by a government wanting to restrict our freedoms further.
Constantly repeating something doesn't make it any more true. It won't kill the games industry, and I'd really like to see some figures quoted on this, together with the basis for their calculations.
Sure, it'll make a dent, but it won't kill it.