Mac wrote on Jul 16, 2010, 03:05:
The best model I have seen so far is the one deployed by Valve with TF2, CS, etc ... where they issue small updates on a very regular basis - it becomes a pain in the arse for pirates to keep updating and legit customers continue to get great support - win win !
Valve's model really only works with multiplayer games though, one of the reasons I think Episode 3 is taking so long is them trying to change it to fit their new paradigm.
DLC doesn't really stop piracy at all on singleplayer games, pirates just crack those installers too. NOTHING stops piracy... Ubisoft had me thinking they might have done it, but nope, no dice. I'm firmly of the opinion now that you just have to release a good fucking game and stop paying a billion dollars to make it.