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Offline deathfun

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
If I recall correctly, HD DVD was the antithesis to Bluray
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
The answers to this thread are very well thought out. And yet I can't help but sense a tone of exasperation in them. Just how often does a thread like this pop up? And also, how long until someone pops up saying: "U R DIFENDIN' PIRAETS SO U R PIRAT 2!" or something along those lines.
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
U R DIFENDIN' PIRAETS SO U R PIRAT 2!

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
The answers to this thread are very well thought out. And yet I can't help but sense a tone of exasperation in them. Just how often does a thread like this pop up? And also, how long until someone pops up saying: "U R DIFENDIN' PIRAETS SO U R PIRAT 2!" or something along those lines.

The exasperation has little to do with the subject matter.

 

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
It's a result of the bad experience that certainly most people already had with DRM stuff.
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
I really like the "try now, buy later" approach. That should be taken more often.

 

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I really like the "try now, buy later" approach. That should be taken more often.

its called shareware, i see your too young to possibly remember that.
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
Or Demos, which are increasingly rare.
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omg Doom, wolfenstine 3d, One Must Fall 2097, capture the flag.  The early 90s was loaded with them and its where the cover disk started :)
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I really like the "try now, buy later" approach. That should be taken more often.

its called shareware, i see your too young to possibly remember that.

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Offline FlamingCobra

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
I really like the "try now, buy later" approach. That should be taken more often.

its called shareware, i see your too young to possibly remember that.

winrar says hello.

No console games are shareware. I meant for this topic to be about console games.

If I recall correctly, HD DVD was the antithesis to Bluray

Actually, HD DVD and Bluray operated on the same basic principle. They competed with each other but used the same technology.

 

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
I meant for this topic to be about console games.

This is HLP. Your topic will drift into areas more suitable for discussion. Get used to it.

Besides, as has been pointed out, Consoles are not where the big piracy problem is. It's PC gaming that gets affected by it the most, so PC gaming is what we're discussing.
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Offline FlamingCobra

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
I meant for this topic to be about console games.

This is HLP the internet. Your topic will drift into areas more suitable for discussion. Get used to it.

Besides, as has been pointed out, Consoles are not where the big piracy problem is. It's PC gaming that gets affected by it the most, so PC gaming is what we're discussing.

 

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
which is why many UK game shop will only give you credit rather than money on PC game purchases if they accept them at all
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Offline Davros

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
A question to the o.p
as a console owner what exactly would you hope to gain from zero piracy on the console ?

 

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
Do note that piracy on the PS3 is practically nonexistant.
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Offline KyadCK

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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
Do note that piracy on the PS3 is practically nonexistant.

At least partly due to the shear cost of Bluray disks and burners. I cant imagine HD-DVD being much fun to play with either.
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
a $1 BD disk is still cheaper than a $60 game.  for those that have a BD burner anyway at least.

which is why many UK game shop will only give you credit rather than money on PC game purchases if they accept them at all

in the US software, music and movie purchases are exchange defective copy only, no store credit option at all.  i think that might even be a law.  i lay partial blame on this for the decline in quality of PC games.  demos are a rare thing these days.  if you want to try it, you have to buy it.  if it sucks, too bad your money is gone. 
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Re: Stopping Video Game Piracy
Dude, GameStop.  It may not be the best deal, but it's better than no deal.

 

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Dude, GameStop.  It may not be the best deal, but it's better than no deal.

Or even BlockBuster, you can rent a game for a week for waaaay under $60.
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