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THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure

GamesIndustry.biz reports on a post on the Quarter To Three Forums by THQ director of creative management Michael Fitch venting his frustrations with the state of PC gaming following the closure of Iron Lore Entertainment (story). The lengthy post outlines concerns about rampant piracy, how Titan Quest's reputation suffered when pirates reported crashes (which were caused by failure to properly crack the game's DRM), complaints about hardware vendors creating compatibility issues, stupid users and bad reviewers. He concludes trying to look at the bright side: "Alright, I'm done. Making PC products is not all fun and games. It's an uphill slog, definitely. I'm a lifelong PC gamer, and hope to continue to work on PC games in the future, but man, they sure don't make it easy."

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2. Re: It's only a matter of time.. Mar 3, 2008, 22:32 everyone
 
WoW is helping to contribute to the downfall. When you got basement dwellers playing one game for 12 hours a day, it doesn't help the rest of the industry very much.

 
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  1. Mar 3, 22:24 It's only a matter of time.. Dreagon
>> 2. Mar 3, 22:32  Re: It's only a matter of time.. everyone
  5. Mar 3, 22:37   Re: It's only a matter of time.. Frosty
  4. Mar 3, 22:34  Re: It's only a matter of time.. Krovven
  12. Mar 3, 22:59  Re: It's only a matter of time.. Jerykk
  15. Mar 3, 23:23   Re: It's only a matter of time.. Overon
  3. Mar 3, 22:33 No subject space captain
  6. Mar 3, 22:42  Re: No subject MuzixMon
  8. Mar 3, 22:48   Re: No subject PHJF
  17. Mar 3, 23:27    Re: No subject Lorcin
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  20. Mar 3, 23:33     Re: No subject Overon
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  30. Mar 4, 00:21       Re: No subject manic half
  35. Mar 4, 00:59        Re: No subject Jerykk
  23. Mar 3, 23:42      Re: No subject elefunk
  42. Mar 4, 01:43       Re: No subject Alamar
  83. Mar 4, 13:50        Re: No subject Overon
  25. Mar 3, 23:56      Re: No subject Wowbagger_TIP
  73. Mar 4, 11:03     Re: No subject xXBatmanXx
  7. Mar 3, 22:47 No subject xXBatmanXx
  9. Mar 3, 22:49 No subject Bone43
  10. Mar 3, 22:49 No subject space captain
  11. Mar 3, 22:54  Re: No subject Yosemite Sam
  14. Mar 3, 23:11   Re: No subject Creston
  13. Mar 3, 23:05 Fuck you Michael Fitch Creston
  16. Mar 3, 23:25 moron... Wowbagger_TIP
  18. Mar 3, 23:31 It was a Good Game UConnBBall
  21. Mar 3, 23:35  ... Kosumo
  24. Mar 3, 23:53 No subject MMORPGHoD
  74. Mar 4, 11:05  Re: No subject xXBatmanXx
  26. Mar 3, 23:59 Michael Fitch Tumbler
  27. Mar 4, 00:10  Re: Michael Fitch Jonny5
  28. Mar 4, 00:17  Re: Michael Fitch Acleacius
  29. Mar 4, 00:18 No subject manic half
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  61. Mar 4, 06:44         Re: No subject Kajetan
  76. Mar 4, 11:28      Re: No subject zirik
  80. Mar 4, 13:22       Re: No subject  cliffski 
  82. Mar 4, 13:40        Re: No subject Lorcin
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  88. Mar 4, 14:43       Re: No subject Wowbagger_TIP
  94. Mar 4, 20:04       Re: No subject Kash
  95. Mar 4, 20:11        Actually none of this matters. Kash
  96. Mar 4, 20:20         Re: Actually none of this matters. Wowbagger_TIP
  98. Mar 4, 20:44          Re: Actually none of this matters. Kash
  110. Mar 4, 23:39           Re: Actually none of this matters. Creston
  106. Mar 4, 23:08      Re: No subject Creston
  45. Mar 4, 02:03    Re: No subject Wowbagger_TIP
  53. Mar 4, 03:14     Re: No subject nin
  40. Mar 4, 01:41 RE Piracy RP
  43. Mar 4, 01:51 No subject manic half
  47. Mar 4, 02:08  I gotta question or 10... The Half Elf
  50. Mar 4, 02:20   Re: I gotta question or 10... Jerykk
  44. Mar 4, 02:01 RE: PC game prices RP
  49. Mar 4, 02:14  Re: RE: PC game prices Lorcin
  51. Mar 4, 02:24   Re: RE: PC game prices Kajetan
  52. Mar 4, 02:30   Re: RE: PC game prices Jerykk
  105. Mar 4, 22:58    Re: RE: PC game prices Creston
  112. Mar 4, 23:52     Re: RE: PC game prices Wowbagger_TIP
  124. Mar 7, 23:23      Re: RE: PC game prices Creston
  126. Mar 8, 16:22       Re: RE: PC game prices Ecthelion
  115. Mar 5, 01:41     Re: RE: PC game prices Jerykk
  116. Mar 5, 02:44      Re: RE: PC game prices Wowbagger_TIP
  123. Mar 7, 23:11      Re: RE: PC game prices Creston
  75. Mar 4, 11:21   Re: RE: PC game prices zirik
  46. Mar 4, 02:07 No subject Malvok
  48. Mar 4, 02:09  Re: No subject Wowbagger_TIP
  60. Mar 4, 06:16 This was almost believeable... Lesaonar
  62. Mar 4, 06:55  Re: This was almost believeable... Bhruic
  64. Mar 4, 07:27   Re: This was almost believeable... Lokust
  67. Mar 4, 08:54    Re: This was almost believeable... Bhruic
  86. Mar 4, 14:06  Re: This was almost believeable... Overon
  107. Mar 4, 23:14  Re: This was almost believeable... Creston
  109. Mar 4, 23:32   Re: This was almost believeable... Wowbagger_TIP
  111. Mar 4, 23:40    Re: This was almost believeable... FRAGaLOT
  113. Mar 4, 23:54     Re: This was almost believeable... Semir
  114. Mar 5, 00:08      Re: This was almost believeable... Wowbagger_TIP
  117. Mar 5, 07:29    Re: This was almost believeable... Paketep
  118. Mar 5, 13:37     Re: This was almost believeable... Prez
  119. Mar 5, 18:49      Re: This was almost believeable... Krovven
  125. Mar 7, 23:28       Re: This was almost believeable... Creston
  127. Mar 8, 20:57        Re: This was almost believeable... Krovven
  128. Mar 9, 00:02         Re: This was almost believeable... Prez
  122. Mar 7, 22:53     Re: This was almost believeable... Creston
  63. Mar 4, 07:13 No subject Paketep
  65. Mar 4, 07:36  Reminds me of the Amiga Recant
  108. Mar 4, 23:21   Re: Reminds me of the Amiga Creston
  66. Mar 4, 08:24 No subject dryden555
  68. Mar 4, 08:55  piracy apologists General Ego
  69. Mar 4, 09:01   Re: piracy apologists Wowbagger_TIP
  70. Mar 4, 09:05   Re: piracy apologists Paketep
  77. Mar 4, 12:03   Re: piracy apologists Krovven
  71. Mar 4, 09:17 No subject Kha
  78. Mar 4, 12:35 Maybe they should look internally? Nighthawk
  79. Mar 4, 13:22 No subject dryden555
  81. Mar 4, 13:37 No subject dryden555
  91. Mar 4, 15:39 No subject GalaxyAgent
  92. Mar 4, 16:06 PSP vs DS Ice Nine
  93. Mar 4, 18:37 No subject Silicon Avatar
  97. Mar 4, 20:27 Actually It Sorta Does. Ice Nine
  99. Mar 4, 20:49  Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Kash
  100. Mar 4, 21:14   Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Jerykk
  101. Mar 4, 21:32    Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Overon
  103. Mar 4, 21:36     Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Kash
  102. Mar 4, 21:33    Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Kash
  104. Mar 4, 22:42     Re: Actually It Sorta Does. Jerykk
  120. Mar 6, 12:14 No subject dryden555
  121. Mar 7, 19:07 ... theyarecomingforyou
  129. May 17, 15:26 nakliye ankaradan kardelen133


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