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202. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 12, 2012, 03:56 Prez
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 17:23:
I try to be as centrist as possible, which I suppose is an agenda. In this particular case though I love games, even most games people here complain about, and want to support them being made. I don't have a customer is always right mentality, actually I tend to assume the opposite. Most people are fucking stupid.

I try to call them like I see them, but honestly I probably have a thing against blind hatred of "the man" for hatred's sake, which a lot of times is what the comment section on this website is about.

I agree with 100% of what you say. But when "the man" is lying or being disingenuous, I call him on it with all of the scorn I can muster. To say the 'piracy card' is overplayed is a massive understatement. They've ridden that wagon until the goddamn wheels fell off and kept going. There is no evidence that piracy has even a minor affect on sales. NONE. We can speculate and point to tiny,self-contained anecdotal "studies", and have enlightened ruminations all we want, but it's all just fluff and BS until we see some actual evidence. In truth, evidence is mounting that piracy has virtually no negative affect on sales at all, and in fact may actually, in the larger sense, be a positive force. The most recent case of this was posted here not too long ago - here is a link .

I admit it doesn't prove anything, and I remain strongly against the practice of taking others' hard work and not paying for it, but it certainly debunks a lot of the shit spewed by industry suits who use piracy as a crutch as to why their businesses are sagging.

This comment was edited on Apr 12, 2012, 04:25.
 
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