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Epic on Piracy and PCs

TheSixthAxis has some quotes from Epic president Mike Capps published in Edge Magazine E215, now on newsstands. Capps admits "the money's on console," in discussing their platform choices, saying "piracy's already had its impact" on PC sales. ďIf you walked into [Epic's Offices] six years ago, Epic was a PC company. We did one PS2 launch title, and everything else was PC. And now, people are saying 'Why do you hate the PC? Youíre a console-only company'," he tells them. "We still do PC, we still love the PC, but we already saw the impact of piracy: it killed a lot of great independent developers and completely changed our business model." That love aside, Capps seems to be ceding the PC market to social games: "So, maybe Facebook will save PC gaming," adding, "but itís not going to look like Gears of War." Thanks Joao.

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36. Re: Epic on Piracy and PCs May 17, 2010, 14:32 Domgrief
 
I think that this problem was at least partly brought about by game publishers in the first place. Out of all the people I used to LAN with regularly (Quake 2 era), the vast majority are now either console gamers (the only place to get many first-run AAA titles) or too jaded to buy AAA titles any more.

Or maybe the Blue's News community is a microcosm of gamers who buy the games they play and want to support game developers/publishers, while the rest of the world really doesn't mind stealing every game they can get their hands on (or perhaps they see it as fighting The Man).

kxmode wrote on May 17, 2010, 14:30:
Valve released Left for Dead 2 and is releasing Portal 2. How are they innovative?

On the other hand, they're not making Episode 3
 
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