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Demigod: 100k pirates vs. 18k legit buyers

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Demigod: 100k pirates vs. 18k legit buyers

Postby tmalamute » 17 Apr 2009, 13:21

Gamespot slammed this game due to online problems, which was really mean, it's a good game. Could do with some more arenas, but still, a good game.....
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Postby microhenry » 17 Apr 2009, 14:03

This game is similar to DOTA. DOTA is a game for super-nerds, the kind that would make most of us lot look cool. I have a friend who plays it and is pretty good. He also enjoys fantasy novels, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer and claims to have never been interested in girls or porn. He is 17.

So "a fortiori" I will not buy this game, because I hate DOTA.
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Postby Shadow_Fury » 17 Apr 2009, 14:51

microhenry wrote:This game is similar to DOTA. DOTA is a game for super-nerds


no overgeneralisation here then...

so DOTA (basically tower defence with heroes and multiplayer?) is for super nerds and those without a sex drive...

well i like tower defence (though never tried dopta, neer as i can tell they are essentially the same), like fantasy novels, warhammer, am in a healthy relationship, and enjoy adventure sports, like rock climbing, etc.

generalisations are what makes people get the wrong impression of gamers, you aint helping XD
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Postby tmalamute » 17 Apr 2009, 15:25

Yeah, why put people down for playing a game, I think demigod is quite good fun, I like crysis better, but a good game is a good game.
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Postby DAEDALUS79 » 17 Apr 2009, 15:32

Where are the "piracy doesnt hurt the industry" naysayers spouting their usual rubbish.
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Postby microhenry » 17 Apr 2009, 15:51

Shadow_Fury wrote:
microhenry wrote:This game is similar to DOTA. DOTA is a game for super-nerds


no overgeneralisation here then...

so DOTA (basically tower defence with heroes and multiplayer?) is for super nerds and those without a sex drive...

well i like tower defence (though never tried dopta, neer as i can tell they are essentially the same), like fantasy novels, warhammer, am in a healthy relationship, and enjoy adventure sports, like rock climbing, etc.

generalisations are what makes people get the wrong impression of gamers, you aint helping XD


The hyperbole police are coming to get me :lol:
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 17 Apr 2009, 16:40

piracy is a minor problem. there you go, happy now.

The fact of the matter is that a lot of the guys that have pirated this game probably have because it isn't out in thier region yet and wanted to play it anyway. i bet a few of them will more than likely pick up a copy when it is.

Now if they got rid of region locking and made importing games easier or had proper worldwide releases i think piracy would be a lot less of a problem.
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Postby Karis » 17 Apr 2009, 17:55

Piracy of any kind isn't acceptable, and it's never been more evident here when 18k bought the game on release date (myself and my group included) yet another 120k pirated the game.

Thus losing Stardock a whopping load of cash, thus impacting future releases and the support of the game.

And then t**ts come along with their purile nonsense and make comments how piracy isn't hurting anyone.
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Postby petrolhead » 17 Apr 2009, 19:25

The sooner that the thieving scum are locked out and only legit players can use the software the better as far as I'm concerned. If only the developer could stop all the stolen copies of the game from working.

Software theft is a crime, you are stealing copyrighted material and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

PC games are pretty cheap and if you wait a month or so they are even cheaper still, so why bother stealing it??

If you can't afford it then you can't have it, it's as simple as that.

FFS, the people working for the developer get paid a wage from the profits when the game sells, if you steal the game you are putting jobs at risk, future development at risk and the future of the PC gaming industry. Are you really a criminal that is so stupid that you want PC gaming to continue it's decline and development to be cut back and eventually cease?
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Postby Fishermang » 18 Apr 2009, 01:14

petrolhead wrote:The sooner that the thieving scum are locked out and only legit players can use the software the better as far as I'm concerned. If only the developer could stop all the stolen copies of the game from working.

Software theft is a crime, you are stealing copyrighted material and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

PC games are pretty cheap and if you wait a month or so they are even cheaper still, so why bother stealing it??

If you can't afford it then you can't have it, it's as simple as that.

FFS, the people working for the developer get paid a wage from the profits when the game sells, if you steal the game you are putting jobs at risk, future development at risk and the future of the PC gaming industry. Are you really a criminal that is so stupid that you want PC gaming to continue it's decline and development to be cut back and eventually cease?


Not if I wasn't going to buy the game in the first place?

Not that I downloaded the pirated version. I am only remotely interested in this game because PC Gamer has been writing about it. But DOTA looks boring, and from descriptions about this game, it isn't my cup of tea. But I may be interested in downloading a free pirated copy to see if I like it, and then, if I do like it, I will buy it.

There is your negative side of piracy. It's never black and white people. Piracy is both good and bad, and no one should focus only on one of those sides.

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Postby petrolhead » 18 Apr 2009, 18:54

Thieving scum like you need to realise that having stolen software on your pc is actually against the law.

There are no two sides to software piracy, you either have stolen software on your pc or you don't have stolen software on your pc.
If you do then I hope that the Pirate Bay servers get seized and everyone that has downloaded copyrighted software get sent the bill for ALL the software or a court summons.

It's just a matter of time untill thieving scum get tracked down, the developers already know how much stolen software is being used.
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 19 Apr 2009, 00:38

petrolhead wrote:Thieving scum like you need to realise that having stolen software on your pc is actually against the law.

There are no two sides to software piracy, you either have stolen software on your pc or you don't have stolen software on your pc.
If you do then I hope that the Pirate Bay servers get seized and everyone that has downloaded copyrighted software get sent the bill for ALL the software or a court summons.

It's just a matter of time untill thieving scum get tracked down, the developers already know how much stolen software is being used.


Right, well while you are at it, whipping up a rabid mob, why don't you include the publishers and developers that insidiously slip malware on to their gaming discs which then create security risks and outright physical firmware damage to the unsuspecting consumers?

I speak from experience thanks to EA's DRM with "Crysis". F!ck them. Their so-called "anti-piracy" measures did *nothing* to stop the game being pirated but it did successfully render my new DVD player at the time unable to run any DVDs. Do I get an apology and a guaranteed product replacement from EA for using SecuROM? Or how about from Sony for creating SecuROM? No bonus points for guessing the correct answer.

I don't care if publishers and developers like that go out of business even if it means less PC games. There are other things in life to do and I'm not willing to give up my rights so companies can feel that they have full control of their rights. The door swings both ways. If they are going to push me then I'm going to push back.
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