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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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44. Re: Quote of the  Day May 18, 2011, 22:10 Beamer
 
As for dropping game prices to "compete," it's been tried in the past. But you need to remember two things first:

1) There are extremely detailed Excel models that go into how many more sales would be earned by dropping prices vs how much revenue/profit is lost. Even a drop of $10 at launch is significant. A drop to make GameStop quit isn't even possible.

2) Do you know what games that come out at cheaper prices are called? Value games. People naturally assume cheaper products are cheaper for a reason. It's happened time and time again in many industries that something launching at a lower price point actually sells worse because people feel it's inferior. A few video games that could have sold for AAA prices have launched at $29.99. These have been unsuccessful experiments.
 
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