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25. Re: GOG.com: DRM Causes Piracy Apr 12, 2011, 12:09 Parallax Abstraction
 
descender wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 11:51:
I just looked up 30 cross-platform games (thank you google) and exactly 4 of the 30 games I checked had announced demo's on consoles before the release date. All 4 were AAA can't-fail titles who's PC sales would NEVER be impacted by "word of mouth".

Maybe you are just not remembering correctly, it happens and I'm not blaming you. I just can't find anything anywhere to back up your statement that non-AAA demo's are released on or before the PC release dates. Yes, I'm sure there are exceptions and if your goal is to only disprove absolutes you need to find a new hobby.

Add to that the complete lack of demo's on the PC platform itself.

Either way, it's no reason for you to start attacking a very small subset of my position on why DRM does not cause piracy. I guess find something you think you know too much about and harp on that, right?

So you checked 30 games in less than 6 minutes (impressive!), list no sources, no names, don't define what you consider a AAA title and you mention 30 titles which on average, probably represents less than a year's worth of releases on platforms that are approaching 6 years old. Well I'm convinced.

Seriously, I will happily admit when I'm wrong. But you saying so and citing a bunch of anonymous stats isn't good enough. I'm also well aware that most of the "evidence" I've cited is anecdotal. I don't claim otherwise. You however, claim a bunch of things and seem insulted that anyone would dare question that which you simply state rather than corroborate.

This comment was edited on Apr 12, 2011, 12:16.
 
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