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Op Ed If You Want To Fight Piracy, Make Better Games. Thanks nin.
Ubisoftís plan isnít working. Even after taking these drastic steps, the company says that 90 percent of the people who play its games are playing them illegally, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

But how many people only used piracy as a way to bypass the DRM? How many of those pirates might have purchased PC copies of games like Assassinís Creed II if they could be played without an internet connection?

7. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2011, 13:35 Ruffiana
Lots of valid points, but I don't agree with the general idea that all piracy is harmless and never equates to a lost sale. It's a bit of a chicken and egg scenario as far as I'm concerned, with both sides entrenched in their ideals and pointing the blame at the other.

DRM was a response to piracy and now piracy is, to some degree, fueled by DRM. But both sides exagerate the numbers and make wild conjectures based on hunches.

Frankly, I think the whole arguement is moot now. The trajectory has already been established and eventually every non-indie game will be tied to some kind of online account, either a persistent connection like Ubisoft and Blizzard are toying with or a periodic connection like Steam.
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