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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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57. Re: Quote of the  Day May 19, 2011, 09:46 Beamer
 
And please, for the love of god, stop comparing video games to movies.

How do movies make money?
1) They get released in theaters. Most movies make back the vast bulk of their costs here.
2) They get released on DVD. By this point sales tend to be gravy. Hundreds of thousands of copies are sold to rental places, as mentioned.
3) The rights get sold to premium cable.
4) The rights get sold to basic cable.
5) The rights get sold to network TV.
6) The rights get sold to Netflix streaming.

How do video games make money?
1) They're sold to users.




Do you see why the video game industry is so much more protective of this market than the film industry? Or are you too stupid to actually look at bigger pictures and instead stuck on "well, they're both shiny round things with holes in the middle!"
 
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