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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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59. Re: Quote of the  Day May 19, 2011, 10:56 DukeFNukem
 

I'm not sure I'd agree there. There's a very good reason reductio ad absurdum is considered a logical fallacy.

I am not 100% sure but I don't think a reductio ad absurdum argument is inherently fallacious. It depends. You have made this judgement as fact in the case of my argument. *sigh*

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.

And so your point is what? That because game developers have less ways to make money than movie studios therefore they should have special rights? Your against monopolies? Please state your points more clearly so that even I can understand them.

"Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox," says lead Fable III combat designer Mike West.

Your right, the developer wasn't equating second-hand game sales with piracy. My mistake. He was implying, financially speaking, that they are worse. I stand corrected.

This comment was edited on May 19, 2011, 11:08.
 
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