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"Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox," says lead Fable III combat designer Mike West. "I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem. There are a lot of honest people out there as well, and if they like your game they'll buy it." Thanks joao.

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12. Re: Quote of the  Day May 18, 2011, 12:14 Verno
 
StingingVelvet wrote on May 18, 2011, 12:02:
Verno wrote on May 18, 2011, 11:26:
Should and will are two different things. If the book industry had a method around resale for the past one hundred years you can bet at some point they would taken it.

Indeed. Game companies are fighting resale because they can and because consumers will likely accept it like they have Steam. If the next console generation requires you to register your game like Steam a percentage will bitch, a smaller percentage will boycott, but in the end it will be accepted.

If Warner Bros. and Pocket Books could do the same thing they would. Hell, they might as we go more and more digital.

I don't agree that's what happened with Steam. Steam actually bypassed the whole scenario by offering frequent sales, attractive features that users desire and etc. They basically removed resale rights from the value proposition by offering other things in its place. The console industry isn't doing that so far, they started out trying to offer incentives for new game sales but have quickly proceeded to outright punishment for purchasing used games in the form of missing standard features and so on.

It's a complex situation and one that it's hard to really side with one or the other when you look at it logically.
 
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