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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. “If 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? You’re 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 it’s not going to look like Gears of War." Thanks Joao.

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49. Re: Epic on Piracy and PCs May 17, 2010, 15:30 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 17, 2010, 15:14:
But more importantly, even though both companies exploit their existing IPs they're both taking new approaches... much more than Epic did. UT, UT2k3, UT2k4 and UT3 were virtually the same game. Same with Gears Of War 1, 2 & 3. Whereas TFC and TF2 were radically different, Portal unlike any other game, Left 4 Dead changed the scope of co-op gaming, etc.

This doesn't gel with your earlier statements. Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4 and Example 5. I could go on, but I'll simply stop and say you sound like a hypocrite.

This comment was edited on May 17, 2010, 15:37.
 
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